Celebrate Gay Marriage with Travel Deals to California

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Within hours after Proposition 8 was overturned, allowing gay and lesbian couples in California to marry, the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square hotel began offering its “Love is Love is Love” package. The package includes a three-course dinner for two in stylish Level III Restaurant, two complimentary robes for guests to keep, and a one-night-stay with a picture-perfect view of the city, starting at $324.

Travel promotions from all corners of the US designed to appeal to gay couples, particularly those traveling to California, also began.

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California is expected to see positive economic growth as a result of the legalization of gay marriage. The Williams Institute at the law school of the University of California, Los Angeles estimates that over the next three years California will gain approximately $46 million in tax and fee revenue from the weddings of same-sex couples, and the state’s economy will gain $492 million in business revenue. However, that estimate does not account for gay couples outside of California who may travel to the state to get married.

The Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board updated their website’s wedding guide on June 28, with exclusive guides that feature all the services needed for that special day: the best hotels, restaurants and gardens to host that perfect wedding. It’s clear that a California destination is a definite pick for gay couples this summer. [NYT]

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