18 hot travel destinations for gay men in 2018

Start making your 2018 travel plans to these amazing destinations, now.

Life + Leisure Travel and Getaways Koelen Andrews

This article was published on December 24th, 2017

Figuring out where to go on vacation is no easy task, especially for gay men. LGBT travel is a multi-billion dollar industry and destinations, resorts, tourism agencies, and event promoters work hard to attract the all-too-valuable pink dollar. The 18 hot travel destinations for gay men 2018 selected by HomoCulture are hand picked based on places we have visited in person and can authentically say, they are awesome, fun, filled with adventure, and are LGBT-friendly places to visit.

Whether you’re looking to venture off to explore unique and up-coming cities, explore hidden gems, or immerse yourself in gay culture, any and all of these 18 hot travel destinations for gay men are the best recommendations to visit in 2018.

1. Las Vegas: Sin City has never been more LGBT friendly. Come to Las Vegas for Matinee Las Vegas, take in a show, experience LGBT Las Vegas, or relax at some of the beautiful resorts.

New Orleans: The Big Easy’s second largest party weekend after Mardi Gras is Southern Decadence: a gay soiree that welcomes hundreds of thousands of gays from all over. Check out the swamp tours while there.Southern Decadence 2017: debauchery at its finest

London: Londontown is a world-class city with amazing historic sites to explore. The home of double decker buses, castles, Queen Elisabeth, pubs, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and Big Ben, London really does have it all!

A group of friends at Tower Bridge in London, England.

Paris: The city of lights and romance makes for a fabulous gaycation for a couple. While there are hundreds of sites to see, check out the most famous Parisian of all: the iconic Eiffel Tower.

San Francisco: The home of the modern gay rights movement and Folsom and Dore weekends, San Francisco is the liberal epicenter of the United States and a truly unique and original world city.

Be gay, your way, in San Francisco

Chicago: The Windy City is a great travel destination for foodies and culture enthusiasts. Visit Chicago during Market Days for great food, amazing drinks, and a gaggle of gays from across the continent.

18 hot travel destinations for gay men in 2018

Ottawa: Canada’s capital has reinvented itself in recent years as a fun and historic city to visit. Say high to the Prime minister and soak up some Canadian culture and history at one of the many national museums.

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones fans should flock to the walled Croatian city of Dubrovnik. It’s stunning medieval center is where many scenes from the hit HBO show are shot, due to how stunningly pristine they are.

Rome: Make like Audrey and head to the center of the Roman Empire and modern-day Italy. Live la dolce vida by visiting world famous sites like the Coliseum and Caesar’s palace.

Palatine Hill and the Roman Coliseum in Rome, Italy.

Prague: If Amsterdam isn’t the most beautiful city in Europe, Prague is. Some areas are completely preserved from 1,000 years ago, making anyone who visits feel like they’re in a fairytale.

Prague: a modern-day fairytale city

Berlin: Berlin is by far the gayest city in Europe and the current bohemian capital of the world where artists and creators have all flocked to live for the cheap cost of living, culture, club, and music scenes.

Exploring Berlin: expression, art, culture, and exploration

Amsterdam: The capital of the Netherlands is so much more than red light districts, hookers, canals, and pot cookie cafes. Amsterdam is also quite possibly the most beautiful city in Europe with ample things to do and a thriving gay community.

48 Hours in Amsterdam - canals

Barcelona: The biggest city on the Mediterranean is also the gem of Spain. Barcelona’s stunning beaches that kiss gothic architecture on its shores make BCN a one of a kind city of the world.

Arc de Triomf in Barcelona

Canary Islands: The Canary Islands have placed in the top 5 of everyone’s gayest destinations for several years now due to the amount of businesses and establishments catering to gay tourists. There are great resorts, like Paso Chico where you can be centrally located, and have a relaxing oasis.

Edinburgh: Scotland’s capital has a thriving gay scene and plenty of culture and history to get lost in for several days in this compact and completely walkable city.

North Okanagan: Canada’s outdoor playground comes to life in the summer and winter season as families and thrill seekers head to the interior of British Colombia for golfing, spirits, wine, beaches, downhill skiing and snowboarding, paddle boarding, and more.

Dallas: Everything is bigger in Texas, and Dallas is no exception. Check out the Dallas zoo, Six Floor Museum, and the gay scene: one the biggest in America.

Dallas skyline

Newcastle, UK: While often passed over for its bigger, bustling cities of London and Manchester, Newcastle is a thriving center of arts and culture. The gay triangle is growing as Newcastle becomes more and more of an international travel destination.

Newcastle U.K. The land of the Geordie's

If you have been to any of these hot travel destinations for gay men, leave your comments,  suggestions, and recommendations below on where you’ve been and why you would encourage HomoCulture readers to visit.

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2 thoughts on “18 hot travel destinations for gay men in 2018

  1. Fred

    I love Slovakia republic. Its great historic place. I spent there beautiful times with my friends…
    I have some trips from Slovakia on worldee if you are interested i can send you link.