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Homosexuality is still illegal in 70 countries, with six of them, including six members of the United Nations, putting people to death for being gay. As a result, depending on their destination, homosexual tourists may face greater risks and stress than heterosexual tourists. Fortunately, the world is slowly changing, and there are now more LGBTQ-friendly travel locations than ever before.
The world’s most LGBTQ-friendly cities and destinations include:
West Hollywood in California
West Hollywood’s gayborhood is the heart and soul of gay and lesbian life in Los Angles. People who visit this cutting-edge city will find unique and welcoming gay-friendly hotels, fine dining, gay nightlife, and exciting events to enjoy.
Atlanta is considered to be the gay capital. Atlanta has a lot of different people, a lot of hot food, and a lot of Southern hospitality, which makes it a good place for gay tourists to visit. Midtown is home to one of the city’s most well-known LGBTQ neighborhoods, the Triangle. Other famous Atlanta areas, such as Decatur, Buckhead, and East Atlanta Village, are also popular destinations for LGBTQ visitors.
Massachusetts’s third-largest city, Boston
If you want to go to a city that has a lot of history and beautiful neighborhoods, Boston is the place for you to go. GLAD was founded in this city, is not only welcoming to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, but it is also the state capital of a state that allows same-sex marriage.
Banff & Lake Louise in Canada
It’s one of the most beautiful mountain locations in the world, as well as the Winner of the Gay Travel Award for 2019. For people from all over the world, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies is a great place to go for fun and relax all year long. If you haven’t already, we strongly recommend you visit this wonderful place as soon as possible!
Africa’s Cape Town
There is a city in South Africa called Cape Town. It has everything you need. People who are gay go to this capital city to see the world in a different way. As well as its world-class eateries and art galleries, it is known for its friendly people, unique food and high-energy concerts. As one of the most welcoming cities for the LGBTQ community in Africa, Cape Town has a lot to offer. There are Pride events, parties, and festivals every month, as well as cosmopolitan facilities.
Captiva and Sanibel Islands in Florida
Captiva Island is one of the most popular places to visit in Florida. It’s just north of Sanibel Island in the Gulf of Mexico. To enjoy the beautiful beaches, swim in the ocean, take in the sunsets, and do a lot of water sports, gay tourists come to Puerto Rico all year long. You can visit these wonderful islands to relax and enjoy the natural beauty and sense of community.
It doesn’t matter if you want romance, history, or excitement, because Italy has it all. It is known all over the world for its delicious food, fashionable clothes, high-end sports cars and motorcycles, and beautiful alpine lakes and mountains.
Costa Rica is a popular place for LGBTQ people to go. When it comes to things to do on vacation, you can choose from saltwater fishing and diving to scuba diving and golf. There are a lot of spa resorts and beautiful boutique hotels, and many of them also have nearby active trips for you to enjoy. Let Costa Rica Deluxe Vacations plan your trip, book your hotel, and plan your activities.
Puerto Vallarta in México
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s top LGBTQ destination, is a beautiful seaside town that has something for everyone to do and see. There are a lot of things to do and see in Puerto Vallarta, from luxury to adventure. In 2017, Puerto Vallarta was the first city in Mexico to become a Gay Travel Approved city. In Puerto Vallarta, the Westin Resort & Spa, the Costa Sur Resort & Spa, and the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa are all good places to stay for gay people.
London is considered to be a cool city. After more than two millennia, London still has a lot of power as a commercial and cultural center around the world. Gay London has also quietly built up a strong and visible LGBTQ community that is centered around the busy SoHo District.
California’s Napa Valley
A favorite thing about Napa Valley is the great wine, the great weather, and the beautiful scenery. Napa is a town that is very welcoming to people who are gay or lesbian. It is full of exclusive restaurants, world-famous wine, and stores, as well as beautiful Victorian houses and modern buildings. The Gay Wine Weekend has won a Gay Travel Award.
South Florida’s Miami
People from all over the world live in Miami, which is hot and multicultural. In Miami, there are a lot of people who are gay, and that makes the city unique. Miami’s world-renowned LGBTQ community is full of fun and exciting things to do. Whether you want to drink a margarita on the city’s gay beach near Ocean Drive or party all night at one of Miami’s beautiful LGBTQ nightclubs… Miami has it all!
Patong, Phuket’s gay district, is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations. If you want to go on a tropical vacation with postcard-perfect beaches, go to the most popular tropical resort in this country in Southeast Asia.
For an LGBTQ traveler who wants a relaxing vacation in the sun or a fun day exploatlanta-at-nightring, Puerto Rico is a great place to go. If you want to get a taste of real Caribbean charm and world-class food and entertainment, you don’t have to look any further than San Juan. Because San Juan is the capital of the island, it’s easy to get there, easy to get around, and a lot of fun to see.
New Mexico’s Santa Fe
For almost 400 years, gay Santa Fe has been a vibrant cosmopolitan town with a strong history of artistic inspiration. Santa Fe came second on the Advocate’s list of the gayest cities in the United States. In this place, seasoned gays come together, but not in a dull way.
It’s a popular place for gay people to go on holiday in the spring, and both groups are welcome. Playa Delfines, a beach with white sand, is popular with people who are gay or lesbian. It is also known for its beautiful sunset views. A beach called Playa Delfines has lessons for people who want to learn how to do different water sports, like surfing and jet skiing.
St. Thomas and St. Croix
St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix are the United States Virgin Islands. Everything on an island is so diverse that it’s impossible to categorize it. Magens Bay is widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Chicago’s Edgewater Beach is known as the “gay beach” by people who live there. Chicago’s infrastructure, architecture, food choices, restaurants, bars, lodging establishments, tourist attractions, and so on are all unique to the city. They aren’t found anywhere else in the country. The best thing is that you’ll always have a group of people cheering you on. It’s a good idea to put this in your plans for Chicago’s summer and vacation this year.
Travel can be stressful for anyone, but for LGBTQ people, there is also the added stress of dealing with prejudice and making sure they can travel safely. Because more countries have legalized same-sex marriage and implemented significant LGBTQ safeguards, more countries are now open to LGBTQ travel.
So, when LGBTQ people go on vacation, they will feel safe.