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The Best Gay Travel Destinations 

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Updated January 30, 2020 8.3k votes 826 voters 46.6k views 65 items

List Rules Vote up the LGBTQ+-friendly vacation spots in the world.

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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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 Bay Area, California, USA
2
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
New York, USA
3
London is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Great Britain, United Kingdom
4
Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
North Holland, Netherlands
5
Paris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Île-de-France, France
6
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
joicy added Québec, Canada
7
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Germany
8
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
California, USA
9
Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Catalonia, Spain
10
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Washington, USA
11
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Ontario, Canada
12
Melbourne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Oceania
13
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Louisiana, USA
14
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Oceania
15
Sydney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
New South Wales, Australia
16
Portland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Oregon, USA
17
Ibiza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Pityusic Islands, Spain
18
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
California, USA
19
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
British Columbia, Canada
20
Maui is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Hawaii, USA
21
Greece is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Europe
22
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Nevada, USA
23
Cape Town is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Western Cape, South Africa
24
France is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Europe
25
Miami is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Florida, USA