Vacations 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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190 92
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

2
149 82
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
New York, USA

3
83 46
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
joicy added Québec, Canada

4
139 92
Paris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Île-de-France, France

5
135 91
London is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Great Britain, United Kingdom

6
125 87
Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
North Holland, Netherlands

7
125 84
Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Catalonia, Spain

8
105 87
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Washington, USA

9
103 83
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Germany

10
94 68
Sydney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
New South Wales, Australia

11
82 73
Ibiza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Pityusic Islands, Spain

12
100 86
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
California, USA

13
94 80
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Ontario, Canada

14
77 66
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Oceania

15
86 81
Greece is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Europe

16
66 62
Melbourne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Oceania

17
81 81
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Nevada, USA

18
79 80
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Louisiana, USA

19
63 62
Maui is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Hawaii, USA

20
66 75
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

21
69 74
Portland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Oregon, USA

22
35 22
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
British Columbia, Canada

23
25 20
France is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Europe

24
66 76
Miami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Florida, USA

25
63 72
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Europe

26
59 67
Boston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Massachusetts, USA

27
80 74
Australia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Oceania

28
65 67
Rome is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Lazio, Italy

29
69 62
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
California, USA

30
48 63
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Europe

31
53 55
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Americas

32
67 69
Buenos Aires is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

33
56 57
Cape Town is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Western Cape, South Africa

34
60 63
Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

35
42 61
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
MattSchwarck added Ohio, USA

36
23 23
Dublin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Ireland

37
41 62
Denver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Colorado, USA

38
14 16
Oslo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Norway

39
13 15
Reykjavik is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Europe

40
52 51
Tuscany is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Italian Peninsula

41
9 3
Madrid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
1514596121601 added Community of Madrid, Spain

42
10 12
Horta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Archipelago of the Azores, Portugal

43
12 16
Auckland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Auckland Region, New Zealand

44
10 13
Montevideo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Montevideo Department, Uruguay

45
45 61
São Paulo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
São Paulo, Brazil

46
23 38
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
joicy added Georgia, USA

47
9 13
Wellington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Wellington Region, New Zealand

48
8 1
Vienna is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
1516652561607 added Austria

49
42 59
Cancún is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Quintana Roo, Mexico

50
36 58
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Greater Mexico City, Mexico