This article was published on November 27th, 2018
What gays are actually great at, apart from fashion, music, taste and everything else, is choosing a destination that’s not extremely popular with other tourists and not cliché at all. So, since 2019 is just around the corner, perhaps this is the time to think about all the new places you will visit during next year with your partner. And, yes, it might be a bit challenging to choose among so many options, but luckily for you, we are here to help you with these 7 destinations that you simply have to have on your radar.
On top of the list should definitely be the birthplace of Botox and Ryan Reynolds. Not only because it gave us these two great things, but also because it’s one of the most welcoming cities in the world. Apart from the quite vibrant gay scene that you will definitely like to experience with your partner, you should pay attention to the amazing pubs and restaurants where you can eat some of the most delicious dishes. Also have the Vancouver food tour in mind, as it’s one of the best things you can experience here.
London might not be burning, but it’s such a cliché destination. And when you’re already here, thinking about booking your flight to England, it would be a great idea to book one for Edinburgh. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, known for its rich history, amazing places to see, and it’s definitely a rising star in the gay scene. When you wake up after Saturday’s gay partying, you should definitely try the best Sunday roast. Not only will you be indulging in one of the most important Scottish traditions, you will also get your stomach filled with great food which will improve your mood in an instant.
3. Margaret River
Yes – one of the options would be to visit the land Down Under as it’s one of the most promising destinations in the world. You should visit all the main cities such as Melbourne, Sydney or even Canberra, go road tripping alongside the Great Ocean Road, but once there, you need to book a couple of nights at Margaret River. This place is located just a 3-hour scenic coastal drive from Perth, and it offers so much. The first thing you need to do is visit a craft brewery in Margaret River as it’s a must, and then experience all the other great things such as exploring the best beaches or getting close with the wildlife.
4. New Orleans
There’s a house in New Orleans... Well, there are many great houses in this historic and magical place and so many things to see and do. If you want a real authentic experience, make sure to choose the best accommodation in the center of the Crescent City. Book a ghost tour, see the Southern Decadence or enjoy in jazz – New Orleans is definitely a place you want to see visit during your lifetime.
Somewhere in Europe, there’s a town so magical, that even the producers of Game of Thrones wanted to film some of the most important scenes of the show here. It’s called Dubrovnik, and it’s a beauty you’ve never seen before. Very rich in history and culture, Dubrovnik is a place that many celebrities, such as Beyoncé, opt to see during the summertime. So, if Beyoncé can do it, why not you?
Perhaps you’re living a fairytale with your partner, and if you are, it’s time to take things to another level and visit one of the most fairytale-like cities of Europe. Prague is one of the oldest cities of Europe, and its architecture is simply mesmerizing, especially due to the fact that it was spared for most of the World War II destruction. This is the reason why Prague kept its original grandeur and if you haven’t been there yet, this is the year you should check it off your bucket list!
7. Hong Kong
If you are, on the other hand, hungry for a totally different culture and an extremely hectic city, then Hong Kong is the place for you. Once here, you will be overwhelmed by everything this city offers – from expensive, classy restaurants to amazing street food joints that serve incredibly tasty food. If you opt for this step, bring a map, as getting lost in Hong Kong is not impossible (but it might be a romantic adventure with your loved one for that matter!)
Bear in mind that this is not a gaycation – you’re travelling with your partner so you want something that’s both rich in culture and quite interesting to see. One of these 7 places is the ideal place to start!