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Gay Travel: Top Destinations
The Most LGBTQ-Friendly Travel Destinations
The Best Destinations for LGBTQ Travelers
Whether you're in search of pumping clubs in one of the world's most gay-friendly capitals or a sun-filled beach vacation on an exotic island, these destinations are all home to world-renowned gay scenes and known as the ultimate hot spots for gay travel.
1. New York
As the scene of the 1969 Stonewall riots, New York is considered the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement. The city has long been a haven for minorities and is home to large inclusive communities and an abundance of significant LGBTQ landmarks and institutions. The city that never sleeps also boasts some of the hottest gay bars and nightclubs in the world.
Canada is one of the most advanced nations in the world when it comes to LGBTQ rights and the city of Toronto welcomes everybody. The city is home to one of the largest pride festivals in the world, Canada's largest gay community and multiple gay neighborhoods. The epicenter of the LGBTQ scene is the famous Church and Wellesley Village that bursts with gay bars, clubs, and restaurants.
Often called the gayest city in Europe, Berlin has a long LGBTQ history dating back to the 1920's and prides itself on its diverse and inclusive queer culture. As one of Europe's party capitals, the city is known for its epic gay clubs and wild parties - when night falls anything goes in Berlin. Clubs in Berlin have no official closing times, meaning you can party around the clock.
LGBTQ travelers have been flocking to this Greek island since the 1970s, turning it into a mecca of gay culture, nightlife, and revelry. Besides a wide range of gay bars and clubs, open from sunset to sunrise, Mykonos hosts one of Europe's largest gay beach parties. The tempting beaches, characteristic whitewashed houses, and warm Mediterranean sun make it an ideal travel destination for a glamorous beach holiday.
This small but bustling coastal town is a unique gay travel destination. Located near the Spanish city of Barcelona, the town sees a large influx of gay travelers and has a wide array of beaches, bars and clubs catering specifically to the LGBTQ community. Various art galleries, luxury dining venues, and upscale hotels add elegance and class, making this a favorite travel destination among gay travelers.
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