To help give these couples the celebrations they deserve, The Condado Plaza Hilton, in Puerto Rico, partnered with Andrew Collins (LGBT travel expert and author of About.com‘s gay travel site, GayTravel.About.com) to curate the most incredible LGBT anniversary package ever: the “Coloring San Juan With Love” package. Here’s why you should take advantage of this hip, heavenly and totally romantic steal of a deal. Starting on June 26, same-sex couples all over the country will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary, thanks to last year’s Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage.
“With its welcoming vibe, vibrant gay nightlife and stunning LGBT-frequented beaches, San Juan is known as one of the undisputed gay and lesbian travel hot spots in the Caribbean,” says Collins, who’s crafted a detailed itinerary for a seamless romantic weakend for two in San Juan. “For this guide, I’ve recommended where to go for some of the most popular LGBT spots in San Juan from going to Oasis Bar near the Condado beachfront early one evening and to downtown bars on Saturday night, plus some things to see and do in Old San Juan.”
The Condado Plaza Hilton offers a little bit of everything—okay, a lot of everything. It sits in Puerto Rico’s upscale Condado area, but it’s only minutes from the charming blue cobblestone streets of historic Old San Juan (perfect for an afternoon of strolling through the village).
With the unique advantage of overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and the Condado Lagoon, you’ll get to relax by the lively ocean and the tranquil bay (yes, please!).
One night during your stay, you and your partner will get a sweet surprise: a romantic turndown service with rose petals. And when you wake each morning, not only will you be in paradise, but you’ll also get complimentary breakfast!
First things first: Sip two welcome cocktails (on the house!) when you arrive, before heading up to your guest room or suite.
Dine and drink like royalty with a five-course food tasting with wine pairing at Pikayo, the hotel’s flagship restaurant with renowned Puerto Rican Chef Wilo Benet. Or, choose from one of the other nine dining options, from coffee and nibbles to posh plates.
Want in? The “Coloring San Juan with Love” anniversary package will be available from June 2016 to June 2017, starting at $275 (based on a three-night minimum stay).