Whether you’re gay, straight or somewhere in between, these top LGBTQ destinations around the world are the best places to let your rainbow flag fly!
Tel Aviv, Israel
When it comes to LGBTQ travel, Tel Aviv takes pride of place. Not only is it packed with gay-friendly bars, gyms, beaches and hotels, it also hosts the biggest Pride Parade in the Middle East and Asia. Add a liberal dose of bright sunshine, stunning beaches, incredible cuisine and awarded-winning nightlife, and you’ve got yourself a rainbow paradise.
It’s no surprise that amazing Amsterdam is on this list. Known as one of the most liberal cities in the world, it’s a mecca for LGBTQ travellers in search of vibey cafes, fascinating culture, awesome nightlife and a super welcoming culture. Whether you want to dance the night away, sip fabulous cocktails or simply relax in a laid-back bar, Amsterdam's gay and lesbian scene never disappoints. Look for the rainbow flag to easily spot gay venues. Visit the momentous Homomonument. And swing by the Pink Point LGBT information kiosk for some handy tips on the top gay spots around the city.
With its huge array of campy bars and gay parties, queer-oriented accommodation, film festivals and massive Pride events all year round, Berlin has easily earned its spot on the list of top LGBT travel destinations. Check out Nollendorfplatz in the "rainbow neighbourhood" of Schöneberg – considered the centre of the lesbian and gay scene in Berlin since the 1920s. Head to the gay museum - Schwules Museum – for a sobering look into Berlin’s gay past under Nazi rule. You can even book a number of walking tours that take you to all the top gay hot spots and places of interest in the city.
From gorgeous gay-friendly beaches, glitzy cocktail bars, avant garde art galleries, glamorous drag shows and a fab nightlife scene to the epic annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – this is the perfect city to be out, loud and proud! Flaunt your speedos and string bikinis at gay-friendly Bondi Beach. Take in a show at the iconic Sydney Opera House. And definitely don’t miss a trip to the trendy bars, shopping boutiques and late-night clubs of Oxford street – the epicentre of Sydney’s vibrant gay scene.
Cape Town, South Africa
Named the Pink Capital of Africa, our very own Cape Town is one of the world’s leading gay destinations. Spectacular natural attractions, beautiful beaches and a glamorous nightlife scene with over 100 gay venues, clubs, bars, pubs and more make the Mother City an LGBTQ travel must-see. Head to De Waterkant for great drag shows and glam clubs. Or chill out at Camp’s Bay 3rd beach for stylish beach bods strutting their stuff. Cape Town is also home to some great gay events throughout the year, so no matter when you visit, you’ll find a rainbow wherever you go.
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