When it comes to LGBT-friendly travel destinations, the good news is that you have a lot to choose from.
The destinations on this list are places that not only welcome those from the gay community, but also cater to the LGBT community via their accommodations, beaches, nightlife and more. They are favourites among the LGBT community, many of which have long-held that position.
With that in mind, here are some of the top gay and lesbian-friendly travel destinations.
- Toronto, Canada
If you are looking for a relatively easy gay-friendly city to get to, Toronto is a great option. It just so happens that Toronto is also one of the world’s top gay and lesbian-friendly destinations as well.
The Village is the hub of the LGBT-centric activity in the city, offering galleries, theatres and more. In fact, The Village is now home to the world’s first gay athletic centre as well.
- Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece has long been considered a LGBT mecca for many reasons. Mykonos offers beautiful scenery in the form of sandy beaches, crystal clear water, a variety of gay bars and even nude beaches, if you prefer!
When it comes to the top gay and lesbian-friendly travel destinations, Mykonos will make just about every list out there.
- Tel Aviv, Israel
If you are looking to travel internationally, another great option is Tel Aviv, Israel. First and foremost, it’s a bit off the map; secondly, the entire city considers itself to be gay friendly! Tel Aviv has a lot to offer, from great beaches to its intriguing Bauhaus-style architecture.
Tel Aviv is also home to one of the biggest gay pride festivals, one that draws people from all over the world.
- Sitges, Spain
Sitges, Spain isn’t necessarily one of the first places that would make you think LGBT friendly (it’s not New York or Paris), but it’s unexpectedness is what earned it a spot on this list.
Despite this, Sitges has, in fact, been a favourite of LGBT travellers since the 80s. It’s also considered one of Europe’s top four gay-friendly destinations.
Here’s why: Sitges offers a relaxed beach-vibe and yet a lot of nightlife at the same time. It also offers a wide selection of LGBT cultural events all-year-round, from Carnival to gay Mardi Gras. Sitges even has its own gay beach, Playa de la Bassa Rodona.