Home Inspiration. These are our twenty favourite gay travel destinations for many reasons, but primarily because of the welcoming locals, fabulous nightlife and some of the best parties and Pride festivals to bless this good gay universe. This list of the best gay vacation hotspots covers locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. So wherever in the world you're based, at least a few of these fantastic gay destinations should be within your grasp. On that note, be sure to check out our guides to the gayest destinations in Europe as well as our guide to the top gay travel destinations for the best gaycation inspiration. But all the gay places on this list are popular with our community for very good reason.
Nightlife in San Francisco: Best Bars, Clubs, & More
The 10 Best Nightclubs in San Francisco
In the city that loves to boast about how little it sleeps, the nightclub has been the center of the universe since Jazz Age hipsters started desperately flocking to the Cotton Club in the s. From the days of all-night jazz jams and hangover cures at the Plaza, the club scene in New York has undergone evolutions of pop, disco, punk, rock, trance, EDM and anything else that provides a sufficiently loud musical backdrop for sex, scandal, and the occasional bout of mayhem. Above all, these ten clubs mastered the art of debauchery and earned a place in nightlife history. The Cotton Club Owned by an English gangster whose nickname, "The Killer", was as intimidating as it was unsubtle, the the apex Jazz Age nightclub made nightly violations of the Volstead Act as elaborate a spectacle as possible.
CLUBS GO BACK TO THE '80s / Nostalgia lays down the beat at retro parties
June is just too hot -- not sweaty-sexy-ripped-bodies hot, but sweaty-drag-queens-with-eyeliner-running-down-their-faces hot. That said, there are still plenty of places to celebrate Pride in Vegas, this and every other month of the year. This is Vegas, after all. This year Temptation Sundays celebrates their tenth anniversary and remains the longest-running gay pool party in Sin City. Expect guest DJs, cabanas, and go go boys!
Gay bars once served as the centre of gay culture and were one of the few places people with same-sex orientations and gender-variant identities could openly socialize. Other names used to describe these establishments include boy bar , girl bar , gay club , gay pub , queer bar , lesbian bar , drag bar , and dyke bar , depending on the niche communities that they served. Gathering places favoured by homosexuals have operated for centuries. Reports from as early as the 17th century record the existence of bars and clubs that catered to, or at least tolerated, openly gay clientele in several major European cities.