Miami is more than just beaches and parties. It also has a strong and dynamic LGBT community who openly welcomes LGBTs from all over the world. Today, Miami is known as a gay-friendly tourist destination and offers a lot of events that you will surely enjoy.
Friendly, progressive, and exciting are just some of the ways you can describe Miami. There’s a non-stop nightlife as well as cuisine and arts from various cultures. You’re also in for a treat with various parties and gay-friendly events such as the Miami Beach Gay Pride, the Winter Party Festival, and the White Party. If you’re looking for gay-friendly places to visit then there won’t be any shortage in Miami. Here are top three places you should check out.
The shops at Lincoln Road. Shopping is a fun experience when you’re in Miami so get ready to splurge or save on some great finds. Lincoln Road has a lot of shopping options you could choose from. It’s the place to be for everything related to fashion. You’ll find stores that sell clothes, jewelry, music, scents, accessories, and books. There are also shops for all your skin pampering needs. Although prices can range from moderate to expensive, the thrifty shopper has nothing to worry about since there are the familiar clothing stores that sell items at very affordable prices. Plus, you can also catch the flea market on certain days.
The nightlife scene at Miami Beach. Clubs, parties, dancing, and drinks are what the nightlife in Miami is all about. There are a lot of gay-friendly clubs that you could visit. There are DJs and drag shows giving you the night of your life with great music and fun. You can head on out to Twist and/or Score and dance the night away. There are also low-key bars in the area as well as karaoke for those who don’t feel like grooving to the music. The dancing and partying may last until the early morning so if you’ve got the energy then Miami’s got you covered.
The beaches at 12th Street Beach and Haulover Beach Park. Your Miami experience won’t be complete without going to the beach to relax or to have some fun. So grab your swimwear, sunscreen, and towel and look for the gay pride flags. Once you’ve spotted them, you know you’re in a gay-friendly place. Enjoy your beach time with some sunbathing, a quick game of beach volleyball or simply people-watching. You’ll also have a one of a kind experience at Haulover Beach Park with its clothing-optional policy. It’s a popular place for locals as well as for tourists and you’ll definitely find someone naked. You do have the choice to wear clothes but don’t be surprised if others won’t.
Plan your Miami vacation now and book your stay at a gay hotel or at one of the many incredible hotels in the city. With so many places to visit and so many community events happening all year round, you surely won’t run out of things to do.