travel The Best Gay Travel Destinations

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Traveling with your significant other can be fun, romantic and bring you closer together. This is a list of the best gay travel destinations in the world, ranked by travelers and locals alike. Every year, thousands of gay couples travel the world, taking in beautiful sights and ancient cultures. Which is the best gay travel destination? Vote on this list and make sure the best gay vacation spot ends up number one.

Gay marriage is legal in California making the state a top spot for destination weddings. San Francisco is especially popular as the city is a big proponent of gay rights. San Francisco’s Castro district is home to the largest gay neighborhood in the United States. Visitors can take in a show at the historic Castro Theatre and then enjoy a stroll over to the Haight-Ashbury district to see the famous sights associated with the hippy movement.

Paris is also a great city for LGBT travel. The City of Lights puts on one of the largest gay pride parades with attendance reaching over 1 million people. If you are looking to spend your vacation on a beach, Australia and New Zealand both offer some of the most gay friendly beaches in the world.

Which is the best gay travel destination? Vote on this list and tell us why a certain spot is great for the LGBT community in the comments section.

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
New York City New York, USA

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Paris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Paris Île-de-France, France

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Montreal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Montreal Québec, Canada

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London is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
London Great Britain, United Kingdom

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Seattle Washington, USA

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Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Amsterdam North Holland, Netherlands

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Sydney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Sydney New South Wales, Australia

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Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Barcelona Catalonia, Spain

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Los Angeles California, USA

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Toronto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Toronto Ontario, Canada

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Ibiza is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Ibiza Pityusic Islands, Spain

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Greece Europe

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Berlin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Berlin Germany

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Melbourne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Melbourne Oceania

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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
New Zealand Oceania

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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Australia Oceania

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Portland Oregon, USA

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Maui is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Maui Hawaii, USA

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Buenos Aires is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

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Rome is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Rome Lazio, Italy

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Miami Florida, USA

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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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Tuscany is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Tuscany Italian Peninsula

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Puerto Rico Americas

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Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Sweden Europe

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France is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
France Europe

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Dublin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Dublin Ireland

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Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Palm Springs California, USA

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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Columbus Ohio, USA

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Denmark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Denmark Europe

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São Paulo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil

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Wellington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Wellington Wellington Region, New Zealand

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Cape Town is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Cape Town Western Cape, South Africa

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Oslo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Oslo Norway

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Auckland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Auckland Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Cancún is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Cancún Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Denver is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Denver Colorado, USA

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Montevideo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Montevideo Montevideo Department, Uruguay

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Horta is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Horta Archipelago of the Azores, Portugal

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Reykjavik is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Reykjavik Europe

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Winnipeg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada

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Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Atlanta Georgia, USA

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Serbia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Serbia Europe