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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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183 87
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

2
144 80
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
New York City New York, USA

3
134 90
Paris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Paris Île-de-France, France

4
78 46
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
joicy added Montreal Québec, Canada

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129 89
London is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
London Great Britain, United Kingdom

6
120 87
Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Amsterdam North Holland, Netherlands

7
124 83
Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Barcelona Catalonia, Spain

8
104 83
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Seattle Washington, USA

9
98 83
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Berlin Germany

10
92 65
Sydney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Sydney New South Wales, Australia

11
96 81
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Los Angeles California, USA

12
92 77
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Toronto Ontario, Canada

13
80 72
Ibiza is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Ibiza Pityusic Islands, Spain

14
73 64
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
New Zealand Oceania

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84 78
Greece is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Greece Europe

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80 75
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

17
64 59
Melbourne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Melbourne Oceania

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78 76
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

19
61 57
Maui is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Maui Hawaii, USA

20
66 72
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

21
68 69
Portland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Portland Oregon, USA

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65 70
Miami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Miami Florida, USA

23
64 63
Rome is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Rome Lazio, Italy

24
59 65
Boston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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23 18
France is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
France Europe

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29 19
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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65 57
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Palm Springs California, USA

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76 71
Australia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Australia Oceania

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47 61
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Denmark Europe

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60 71
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Sweden Europe

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51 53
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Puerto Rico Americas

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65 66
Buenos Aires is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

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59 61
Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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41 56
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
MattSchwarck added Columbus Ohio, USA

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21 19
Dublin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Dublin Ireland

30+ Famous People Born in Countries That Don't Exist Anymore

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41 57
Denver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Denver Colorado, USA

37
49 57
Cape Town is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Cape Town Western Cape, South Africa

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13 14
Oslo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Oslo Norway

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12 14
Auckland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Auckland Auckland Region, New Zealand

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10 11
Horta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Horta Archipelago of the Azores, Portugal

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23 34
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
joicy added Atlanta Georgia, USA

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50 49
Tuscany is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Tuscany Italian Peninsula

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42 54
Cancún is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Cancún Quintana Roo, Mexico

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45 59
São Paulo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil

45
7 2
Madrid is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
1514596121601 added Madrid Community of Madrid, Spain

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9 12
Wellington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Wellington Wellington Region, New Zealand

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11 15
Reykjavik is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Reykjavik Europe

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8 13
Montevideo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Montevideo Montevideo Department, Uruguay

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9 15
Winnipeg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada

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4 2
Puerto Vallarta is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Gay Travel Destinations
rb012b added Puerto Vallarta Jalisco, Mexico