Miami Gay Travel
Art Deco buildings and shirtless men share these Florida shores. Check out the gay beach, the best Miami gay clubs and more with this Miami gay travel guide.
The Gay Travel Experience: Miami, Florida
I have found guys in Miami to be very friendly. I’ve made many gay friends at Miami Beach gay bars like the famous Twist and Palace. The Miami bodies may be muscled and intimidating, but they guys are friendly people!
In this Miami gay travel guide, I’ll give you tips for all the best gay bars, gay parties and gay beaches near the popular Ocean Boulevard. Find out the most luxurious and the most budget-friendly yet adorable places to stay in Miami for gay travelers.
Gay Miami: Where to Stay
The hub of all gay life in Miami is in South Beach, near 12th Street and Ocean Drive. This is where most gay bars and the Miami gay beach is located. My recommendation is to stay near this area, or within a 15-minute walking distance to it.
Things to Do in South Beach
Miami Art Deco architecture is beautiful. If you are gung-ho about it, book one of the architecture walking tours. I spent a few hours walking through the historic neighborhood taking in the pastel colors and popping into a couple of stores to cool off in the summer heat.
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Miami Gay Beach
The Miami gay beach is called 12th Street Beach. You’ll know when you’re there when you see a little lifeguard hut with a big LGBT flag.
Before your beach day, stop for coffee at Aroma Espresso Bar. This was my friends and my favorite spot for the outdoor seating and delicious espresso.
Miami Gay Bars & Clubs
I’d say the crowd favorite Miami gay bar is Twist. I love it because its like a maze with all these different rooms as well as an outdoor courtyard. It’s always a very comfortable place to be.
Palace is the best Miami gay bar for drag performances. Drag queens take to the sidewalks with flashy performances. The talent is on par with New York City, so it’s a guaranteed good time.
Also, Palace is my favorite gay bar to start a night out in Miami because it is very informal and relaxed. For photos, events and reservations, visit the Palace Bar Miami Website.
South Beach Gay Clubs
Score Nightclub is certainly the most popular gay club in Miami. With electronic beats and dancers, this South Beach gay nightclub hosts more of a circuit-style party. Head to the Score Nightclub Website for event lists.
The venue is a large club style with a smaller side area to hang out when not dancing. There will be a cover at the door in order to enter the party.
Miami Travel Tips
Lyft is my go-to carshare app in Miami. It is always super cheap. Even a ride from the Miami International Airport is quite affordable.
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