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The best LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations in the world

Deciding on LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations, can be a bit complex, and be a fun experience at the same time. I know, many Queer travellers have their go-to holiday spots that they visit over and over again. No matter where you holiday, you only want to be comfortable and respected and have a heck of a good time! For those who want a holiday with complete satisfaction and peace of mind, keep reading this article! As we have gathered a list of the best places to visit in 2021 for LGBTQ travellers.

Outstanding LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations to visit in 2021 for LGBTQ travellers

Generally speaking, LGBTQ travel is broadening worldwide. Regardless of what type of holiday you’re looking for, the choices on offer for LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations are better than ever! To help you choose where to go on your next holiday, check out this list of the best places to visit in 2021.

Mykonos

The charm of the Mediterranean coupled with sun, sea and sand; sound good? Well, it gets better! Mykonos, with its proud tradition of gay-friendly hotels that exclusively cater to the queer community. Moreover, all the bars and clubs on the island are also gay-friendly. However, there are some exclusively gay bars in Mykonos such as Babylon and Jackie O Montparnasse Piano Bar, and Porta Bar. The beaches here are all open to LGBTQ travellers. However, there are a few exclusive spots for the gay community, the most popular beach being Elia beach. The island’s reputation precedes for being a haven as one of the choicest LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations.

LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations - Mykonos​

San Francisco

San Francisco, a sprawling in the United States, is also considered to be the gay capital of America. This makes it one of the most brilliant LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations in the world. You can surely find an inviting atmosphere here, and will not be bored in San Francisco. Now, this is for certain, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with an array of entertainment tailored for an LGBTQ audience. Especially in the Castro district, you will find the rainbow flag symbol proudly displayed through the streets with brightly painted crosswalks. The Castro district consists of several world-famous gay bars for you to have a hip time and queer-led cinemas and much more!

LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations - San Francisco​​

Toronto

It’s clearly a no brainer, that Toronto, Canada is home to the best maple syrup and of course, one the best places to visit in 2021 for LGBTQ travellers. As a matter of fact, Canada goes over and beyond to welcome the LGBTQ community. Oh, and did I mention the best maple syrup? As per the queer scene goes, Toronto takes the cake. With lively hangouts, that are focused around the Gay Village and Queer West Village located around Church and Wellesley. Woody’s an old, famous complex of gay bars has been living it up since 1989. Other gay bars here include Crews and Tangos, ever-popular for drag shows and karaoke. Not forgetting The Beaver, a restaurant by day and a gay party zone by night. You can expect an appealing and friendly ambience throughout the city.

LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations - Toronto​​

Reykjavik

The gorgeous capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is as relaxed as it is magically enchanting! This is one of the exceptional LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations where you can expect generous hospitality coupled with an impressive landscape of imposing volcanoes and beautiful waterfalls. Aside from the unique natural beauty, there are many gay-friendly sightseeing and activities you should not miss. Additionally, you can find a range of gay Icelandic cafes, Babalú,Ida Zimsen, Núðluskálin, Baejarins Beztu, and more! There are many bars in Reykjavik such as Bravó, a small bar with friendly staff. However, The Kiki Queer Bar, located above Bravó, is officially the only gay bar and club in town. This place is a great spot to mingle with the LGBTQ community and have some fun! 

LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations - Reykjavik​

Sitges

Sitges is one of Europe’s first-rate LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations, and it’s with good reason! This stunning destination beset with a large gay community, and quite a few gay-friendly hotels, with exclusive services and facilities. Plenty of sun-drenched beaches, such as the gay-friendly, Platja de la Bassa Rodona, the main gay beach. All the best gay bars and cafes are located near each other, so you can’t miss. You will also find that there are lots of regular events taking place throughout the year that draws LGBTQ travellers, such as the enormous Pride events that take place annually with multiple gay parties that happens on the beaches. Sitges, a place full of wonder and tier amongst the best places to visit in 2021.

Gran Canaria

Maspalomas, on Gran Canaria, is known around the world for its vibrant gay pride. If you want to enjoy a blissful holiday to relax, take in the sun, or party, this is THE place to be! Revel in the best beach and pool parties, top DJ’s and cocktails. It is the perfect destination for those who like to party hard! Make it a point to travel to Maspalomas at the beginning of May, for the most happening Gay Pride, where you’d find thousands of gay visitors. This destination is one of the best places to visit in 2021 for LGBTQ travellers.

LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations - Gran Canaria​​​

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv recently pinned itself on the map as one of the best places to visit in 2021 for LGBTQ travellers. The city flourishes with attractions, in a blend of modern and historic appeal and has many excursions on offer. Tel Aviv has a range of restaurants and chic bars that cater to the LGBTQ community in popular gay-friendly venues. Tel Aviv hosts extravagant gay parties from dusk till dawn, that change venues as there are no permanent gay clubs. These parties include popular parties such as the FFF Party and Forever Tel Aviv, to mention a few. Tel Aviv Pride is a gala event that attracts many people for a week-long celebration. The streets, flooded with vibrant parades takes over the place creating a mega party. The best part is, you can get yourself a Pride Week Touring Package, to experience Tel Aviv and Pride week!

The most dangerous destinations for LGBTQ travellers

When it comes to LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations, there is also the opposite. When considering LGBTQ travel, you should not choose the following countries as you can face big risks due to their anti-LGBT laws:

  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kenya
  • Barbados
  • Uganda
  • Nigeria
  • Jamaica
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Lithuania
LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations

So, there you have it! Do you want to travel to any of these LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations? Want to Have a holiday that speaks to your heart & feel right at home? Then call or send us an email and our team at Travel Center UK will be glad to assist you in finding the perfect destination. So, what are you waiting for?

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