Getting ready to plan a trip to a sunny locale, and wondering where the best LGBT-friendly beach destinations are? Wonder no more — here are some of the most fun and friendly beaches around the world.
The most populous city in Australia, Sydney has six gay-friendly beaches popular for LGBT travelers. Among them are Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach and North Bondi Beach. According to Gaycities’ Sydney page, gay men and lesbians have traditionally hung out at the north end of Bondi Beach and the grass along the beachside.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Over the past several years, Tel Aviv has become a premier destination for LGBT travelers thanks to the city’s trendy bar scene, sought-after parties and beach atmosphere. Many LGBT sunbathers have found paradise at Hilton Beach, an area of coastline just below Tel Aviv’s Hilton Hotel, located between Metzitzim Beach and the Tel Aviv Marina.
Brighton’s seafront boasts bars, restaurants, clubs and amusement arcades between the piers, and the area is known to be popular with LGBT locals and visitors alike. Brighton Beach has a nudist area, south of the easterly part of Kemptown — known as the gay village. West Beach, Telscombe Cliffs, Duke’s Mound and Shoreham are a few hot spots for beachgoers.
These destinations and many, many more — from Spain to Canada to Hawaii and beyond — offer an inclusive atmosphere for all travelers, ensuring an enjoyable getaway.
Looking for a fun road trip? Take to Florida’s A1A, a 300-plus-mile highway following the state’s Atlantic Coast. Where are some of the best spots to stop along this designated Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway? Here are a few ideas:
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This Labor Day, spend the weekend with a long, relaxing trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The destination no longer enforces pandemic restrictions or COVID-19 tests and doesn’t require passports for U.S. citizens.
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel in New York City, recently created a curated gourmet picnic experience for guests to enjoy this summer and early fall. Called chicnics, a cool kid term for chic picnics, guests can bask under the New York sun and soak up these last few weeks of summer before fall arrives.
Thinking about an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with lively cities, an extravaganza of festivals and the BEST Halloween celebrations around, the island of Ireland is calling! And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, these might just seal the deal …
This year marks the 100th anniversary of James Joyce’s Ulysses and where better to celebrate the iconic novel and author than in Dublin? If you’d like to enjoy a luxurious, James Joyce-inspired stay in the city, but aren’t sure where to start, The Shelbourne has you covered with its Sauntering with Joyce experience, available through Aug. 31. The experience is an easy way to add a little literary flair to your trip without needing to join a group tour or dedicate an entire trip to just one type of fun.