Cincinnati is home to a lively gay scene, with the gay community thriving in the Northside area of the city. There are many gay and lesbian bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels to choose from. Cincinnati is well known as a gay friendly city, with its annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Alive Festival attracting thousands as the highlight of the gay events calendar. The city is also home to great historic attractions such as the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. The Contemporary Arts Center is also well known for its sometimes controversial exhibits.