Gay Pride, San Francisco
Concierge.com's insider take:
As befits this gay mecca, San Francisco has one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, drawing nearly a million attendees on the last weekend of June. Celebrating the birth of the gay rights movement, the event is a giant fiesta where you can drink frozen margaritas all day long, boogie to thudding dance music, and admire the spectacularly costumed attendees, from eyelash-batting drag queens to stilt walkers in rainbow caftans, traveling west along Market Street from Beale Street to Eighth Street. Check the Web site for times and details.