What’s better than soaking up the sun? Doing it with “family!” These 5 sun soaked hot spots are all the buzz this summer whether you’re looking for adventure, a quiet place with that special someone, or the ultimate party.
Here are the Top 5 LGBT Sun Soaked Destinations for 2015 …
- Fire Island, NY
It’s a well-known fact to the locals that Fire Island is the go to gay and lesbian wedding destination. It may be less well known that it’s also the go to hot spot for queer partying in the sun and surf. With its quaint boardwalk and adorable rental homes, Fire Island feels secluded without actually being so. A quick trip on the fairy, (I’m talking about a boat!) and you’re dropped off in a veritable gay and lesbian wonderland. And between you and me, they trying to crack down on it, but clothing is still very much optional.
- Key West, FL
It may be hard to imagine but Key West, Florida is an emerging queer destination. If you’re looking for gay friendly destination that offers more than just clubbing and cruising the beach, Kay West may be for you. With its laid back, southern vibe, Key West offers great resorts and is a budding culinary stop for any foodie. The best part is their PRIDE festival is held in June. Go early to wind down, stay to turn up!
- Miami Beach, FL
Unfortunately, PRIDE 2015 has already taken place in Miami. What better place to kick it off? Fortunately, the fun doesn’t stop there. Miami has a long-standing tradition of being a popular queer party town and nothing has changed. Miami lands itself at number three because it is the perfect mix of high-octane club life, sophisticated luxury, and colorful history. Miami’s cultural diversity will trulyinspire, while its celebrity studded parties will rock you all night long.
- Cancun, Mexico
You’ll be hard pressed to find more gay friendly hotels, resorts, and amenities than Cancun. There certainly is no shortage of eye candy either. The best part is traveling to Mexico is cheaper than other tropical destinations. You’ll have plenty of money left over to enjoy the water sports, tequila, and hard bodies on the beach. Hop in a cab and head downtown for some fine dinning and an endless choice of party destinations. The people are friendly and they are mindful to cater to English speaking tourists, so you’ll feel right at home. Prefer a side of adventure with your vacay? Cancun’s rich history with it’s hidden caves and nearby historical landmarks will both inspire and entertain!
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Put all your preconceived notions about Brazil aside, because there is absolutely no better place to soak up the sun and be out and proud than Rio de Janeiro. This party city is famous for its open mindedness, outrageous festivals and scantily clad revelers. You won’t be limited to lazing on the beach or all night party sessions either. Rio is famous for its food, shopping and tourism. Stay at a luxury boutique hotel or rough it at one of their many hostels. Whatever you have to do, just get to Rio!
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