With lockdown easing and travel opportunities looking possible in the near future (Fingers crossed) we have listed below some of the best gay cities in the world we have been dreaming of visiting once we are able to do so.
Cities are great places to visit now the favourite places to go, with so many of them having predominantly gay neighbourhoods offering urban pleasures, gay hotels and nightlife. Remember if you are going with a loved one or even a gay escort, to pack your favourite gay sex toys from www.allgaytoys.com to make sure your nights are just as much fun as your days!
Great Gay City – Miami
Miami has long been a favourite destination among gay travellers for the same reason that it attracts everyone else — the hot weather, the hot bodies, and the hot nightlife. This is where the party people come to relax and get a tan and South Beach is where the gayest establishments are found. When all of that is not enough, there is always a trip down to Key West, home to a large gay community.
Great Gay City – Manchester
Manchester is an up and coming destination and is very gay friendly including the famous canal street, the heart of the gay scene in Manchester often dropping the C to be coined ‘anal street’!! It is recognised as the LGBT centre of the UK outside of London and has many gay pubs, clubs, festivals and a huge annual gay pride event.
Great Gay City – San Francisco
The world’s most gay-friendly city is now even friendlier with California allowing same-sex marriage. It’s the world’s original gay Mecca, and although New York may have surpassed it in diversity. San Francisco’s Castro District will make you feel like you’re at the centre of the gay world. There are gay events and attractions happening throughout the year, and it has many gay and gay-friendly bars and restaurants.
Great Gay City – Berlin
Most people don’t realize it but Berlin may actually be Europe’s gayest capital. It seems to have the most gay attractions in the world, including a gay museum and a gay memorial. This hedonistic city is so open-minded it’s elected an openly gay mayor, and gay bars are also straight bars. There are dozens of attractions and several gay publications telling you what’s going on.
Great Gay City – Amsterdam
It’s the world’s most liberal city so it’s naturally very gay. Its legendary open-mindedness goes back to the early 1800s when homosexuality was decriminalized and when the Netherlands became the first country to allow same-sex marriage. Gay couples are seen walking hand-in-hand down Amsterdam’s canals, and it’s on the waterfront that you’ll find the first gay monument in the world.
Great Gay City – Barcelona
It’s now one of the world’s top gay destinations and not just because of the city itself but also because of the neighbouring beaches. In addition to a vibrant cosmopolitan life, the city is an attractive mix of gay and straight and has some of Europe’s best nightlife and restaurants. In fact, it was the gay community and gay travellers that largely contributed to Barcelona becoming such a trendy place, even in winter when the beaches are no longer the main attraction.
Great Gay City – Los Angeles
Some people say West Hollywood is now an autonomous gay city within L.A., and the cliché that most of Hollywood is gay often seems quite true. But this city of dreams is also home to gay-friendly beaches and outdoor activities thanks to its pleasant year-round weather. It hosts major gay events and there’s a multitude of gay bars and clubs.
Great Gay City – Paris
Paris is the city of romance, and that includes the gay kind. Not every city is open-minded enough to elect an openly gay mayor, but Paris has done it and it was the gay community that turned Marais into the city’s trendiest neighbourhood. But you don’t have to just head to that gaybourhood (which is increasingly becoming straighter) to sense that Paris is one big gay city — there’s also its fashion world and welcoming cafés everywhere.