Gay Vacation Destinations for Adventurers, Couples & Party Lovers
Need ideas for gay vacation destinations? Whether you love adventure, partying, lesser-known destinations or romantic trips with your partner, wolfyy has you covered.
Adventurous Gay Vacation Destinations
Traverse tectonic plates, watch exploding geysers, and head out to the gay bars in picturesque Iceland. One of the most gay-friendly countries in the world, you’ll find a fun local gay scene in Reykjavík.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Pack your bags and get ready to see some mind-blowing ancient temples in Siem Reap. More and more gay travelers visit Cambodia every year. You can be one of them!
With all the ancient beauty, delicious food and LGBT-friendly hotels, Siem Reap is the perfect gay vacation destination for explorers.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
You might know a few friends who have been to Chiang Mai. The truth is that there is so much more to see today than there was five years ago!
The staple adventure-seeker activities like elephant nature parks are still a great reason to go. But gay life in Chiang Mai has grown so much, you can be one of the first to check out the latest gay bars and chic hostels.
Lesser-Known Gay Vacation Destinations
Much less traveled than mainland Italy, Sardinia is absolute paradise. Honestly, it’s surprising that more travelers haven’t been this large Mediterranean island.
With a robust gay scene, gay beaches and even a local drag bar in the gay area, Sardinia offers the perfect balance of LGBT culture and beautiful landscapes.
You’ve been to Madrid, you’ve seen Barcelona, but have you considered beautiful Valencia?
A fantastic summer gay destination, Valencia is known for a bustling gay beach. Plus, while you might be familiar with gay nightlife in other Spanish cities, gay clubs in Valencia are some of the biggest in Spain!
I’m shocked that more gay travelers haven’t seen Guadalajara. You rarely see LGBT travelers posting about Guadalajara on Instagram. Nonetheless, it’s truly a diamond in the rough.
The city has some of the most beautiful parks I’ve ever seen. Even better, I was the only tourist at lots of the attractions in Guadalajara. It was unbelievable.
Guadalajara has a ton of gay nightlife too. I couldn’t believe how packed the clubs were!
Cape Town, South Africa
To Europeans, Cape town might not seem like a lesser-known gay destination. But the Americans and Canadians don’t frequent South Africa’s gay hotspot quite as much.
I must say, Cape Town is one of the dreamiest places on earth. Once you visit, the incredible wildlife, scenery, people and nightlife will forever make you dream of returning.
Gay Vacation Destinations for Partiers
While some of the destinations I already mentioned have big LGBT nightlife scenes, these gay vacation destinations take the cake!
Maspalomas, Canary Islands
Party every night of the week at one of the dozens of gay bars in the Maspalomas Yumbo Center. Maspalomas is known as a gay party destination. The warm weather of the Canary Islands keeps us coming back, too.
Some of the best circuit parties I’ve ever been to were in Madrid. From Kluster to Tanga, there’s always somewhere to go dancing.
Madrid has a range of party options too, from intimate gay bars to mega multi-level nightclubs. It’s one of the best gay vacation spots for party animals.
Grab a seat outside one of the bars in Silom Alley, Bangkok’s clamoring gay street in the heart of the Silom gay district. Or, visit during Songkran (the Thai new year) for the fantastic city-wide water throwing festivities during
Fire Island Pines, New York
Fire Island is of the best gay vacation destinations in the USA. Gay men pack into their summertime house rentals and live it up in the historic LGBT neighborhoods of The Pines and Cherry Grove.
Romantic Gay Vacation Destinations for Couples
The Amalfi Coast, Italy
Nothing says romance like the cliffs of Amalfi and Positano. While you’ve likely seen Amalfi all over Instagram, there’s much more to the coast than you might think.
The Amalfi Coast is such a great gay vacation destination for couples because you get the best of both worlds. It’s easy to enjoy the majestic landscapes amongst other tourists in the busier parts of the region, but you can also escape to some truly authentic Italian enclaves.
I think it’s fair to say that everything is better in the south of France. Endless waterfront restaurants, wide-open beaches and unique gay nightlife make Gay travel to Nice so easy.
Not every romantic destination has to be all about beaches and sunshine, right? I think the city of Kyoto would agree. Grab your partner and get ready to see some awesome ancient sites.
Shrines, temples, castles…you name it and Kyoto has it. Especially for couples who love exploring at a relaxed pace, I definitely recommend a few days in Kyoto.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Benefits go beyond luxurious hotels, though. Explore one of the natural cenotes in the Playa del Carmen area. These gorgeous blue pools within rock formations make for a lovely couple’s photo!