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The Best Gay Travel Destinations  

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