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Top Ten Gay Destinations

Apr 9, 2006  Frequent traveler
3.0 of 5 stars based on 27 votes

This is a list of some of the world's most exciting and welcoming destinations for gay and lesbian travelers.

  • 1. Blue Chairs Beach Hotel, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea, Puerto Vallarta

    This beautiful hotel, located in the heart of gay Puerto Vallarta, caters particularly to gay and lesbian clients. The hotel sits right on the beachfront and cocktail service is available on the beach, so you can sit and tan with drinks delivered directly to you. Gay cruises, themed dance parties and drag shows are just a few of the special events that the hotel organizes for guests. The hotel is an adult-only venue; guests must be over eighteen to stay here.

  • 2. Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District

    The vitality of the emerging gay and lesbian scene in Argentina’s capital makes it an ideal destination for travel. Travelers can enjoy the city’s progressive laws, vibrant nightlife and the flair of a colorful and exciting gay and lesbian movement.

  • 3. Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, New Hampshire, USA

    Located in the midst of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, this women’s resort is the perfect place for lesbians who want to enjoy energetic hiking and skiing trails and the breathtaking views of a nearby waterfall. Golfing, skiing, hiking and of course mingling with other people are some of the exciting activities you can enjoy at this lesbian paradise.

  • 4. Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Church Street, Toronto, Ontario

    Toronto’s gay and lesbian village is most famous for having provided the location for much of the Showcase series Queer as Folk. Canada’s laws regarding legal same-sex marriage make this city a perfect destination for a wedding and honeymoon vacation. Church Street’s lively bars, warm cafés and friendly people provide a fun and welcoming atmosphere for gay and lesbian travelers.

  • 5. Turtle Cove Resort, Cairns, Australia
    Turtle Cove Beach Resort, Port Douglas, Queensland

    This full service gay and lesbian resort in tropical Australia boasts its own exclusive all gay private beach as well as tours into the nearby rainforest region. You can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, white water rafting, themed parties, relaxing massage and lots of sun.

  • 6. Aspen Gay Ski Week in Aspen, Colorado, USA
    Aspen, Colorado

    Avid skiers and outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy this annual week of events including skiing, of course, as well as numerous events including a film festival, ski races, cocktail parties, workout parties, club nights and a comedy night. More information on specific dates is available at http://www.gayskiweek.com.

  • 7. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
    Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

    Both the North Shores Beach and Poodle Beach make for fantastic gay and lesbian vacations in this bustling Delaware resort town. The North Shores Beach is a mainly lesbian beach with hot sand and cold water. Poodle Beach hosts a younger, hip crowd and tends to have a more energetic social scene. The town itself has a hopping house-party circuit with parties open to the public.

  • 8. Prague, Czech Republic
    Prague, Bohemia

    The city of spires has more than just gorgeous architecture and a fascinating history to offer gay and lesbian travelers. The city boasts numerous gay and gay-friendly clubs, bars, restaurants, cafés, saunas and accommodations. Prague is like one large outdoor museum with myriad wonders to explore.

  • 9. Costa Rica
    Costa Rica, Central America

    From cloud forests, rainforests and rushing rivers to active volcanoes and tropical beaches, Costa Rica boasts innumerable natural wonders that will arouse your senses. With its progressive laws protecting gay rights, Costa Rica is a friendly place to visit without hassles. San José, the country’s capital city, boasts a hopping bar scene with hot salsa dancing on the menu.

  • 10. Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand
    Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu

    This popular beach has become a gay hotspot because of its unbelievably inexpensive nightlife, exhilarating water sports and friendly atmosphere. The dazzling beach has been host to pride festivals and remains a perfect place for gay and lesbian travelers to meet and enjoy the excitement of Southeast Asia.