Gay Miami & South Beach:

Beautiful beaches, sunny days, and non-stop nightlife have, for years, been Miami’s recipe for satisfaction. The city’s wealth of attractions catering to the LGBTQ community makes it a top travel destination.

Of course, not all Miami is glittering golden tans and speedos under bulging biceps. Like any big city, Miami has its fair share of urban sprawl; so you'll want to concentrate your time on where gay establishment proprietors did theirs: South Beach. This vibrant Miami Beach gayborhood, nicknamed “SoBe'' by the locals, is where the party's at. And with one of the world's greatest concentrations of beautiful people and sun-drenched beaches, what a party it is.

Start the day off with a stroll down Ocean Drive, where you'll pass restaurants, bars, and clubs on one side and the sandy beach and rolling waves on the other. Follow in the footsteps of celebrities, including some of the world's most sought-after fashion models. If shopping's your game, then take a turn onto Lincoln Road, whose open-air mall is sure to make your mouth water and your credit card shudder. Once you've had your fill, drop your bags off at your hotel, and prepare yourself for one of the hottest nights out you'll ever experience.

Restaurants to check out