Best of GayCities 2018: And the winners are…

More than 125,000 GayCities readers votes have been tallied in the 10th-anniversary edition of Best of Gay Cities2018 travel awards, and the winners are now in.

This year San Francisco dominated, taking home honors for “Most Welcoming City,” “Sustainable Dining,” and “Most Loved Bar” (440 Castro) and “Rainbow Crosswalk.”

Other notable winners include Max Emerson for “Insta-Traveler” and Miami’s TP Lords for “Local Queen.”

Here’s the complete list of categories and winners:

• Most Welcoming City: San Francisco
• Laid-back vibe: Palm Springs
• Insta-traveler: Max Emerson
• Sustainable Dining: San Francisco
• Romantic Destination: Paris
• Most Loved Bar: 440 Castro, San Francisco
• Gay Ski Week: Aspen
• Rainbow Crosswalk: San Francisco
• Gayest State Capital: Providence, Rhode Island
• Hometown Queen: Tp Lords, Miami
• Film Festival: OutFest, Las Angeles
• Fun in the Sun: Provincetown, Puerto Vallarta
• Vegas Headliner: Lady Gaga
• HOMO FOMO Inducing Party: Daddy Issues, Los Angeles
• Best Weekend: Southern Decadence, New Orleans

GayCities also announced special awards for “Destination of the Year” and “Innovator of the Year.” These honors went to Puerto Rico for its determination and resiliency in the wake of the catastrophic hurricane and to Fred Dixon, President and CEO, NYC & Company.

See the complete list of winners and runner-ups

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