33 fabulous reasons to say ‘GAY’ on your next trip to Florida

Fort Lauderdale

Wilton Manors Pride celebrations

Fort Lauderdale is one of the top places for gays to live and play with the largest concentration of gay couples in any major US city. More than 100 gay-owned establishments call Fort Lauderdale home, from hotels to gay bars, restaurants, and beaches. The whole area is as LGBTQ+ friendly as it is beautiful, but the epicenter of gay life is in Wilton Manors, a gayborhood just north of downtown, close to the beach. Here you’ll find the majority of gay bars, and queers residents living their best lives. 

5. The Grand Resort and Spa

Fort Lauderdale’s largest gay-owned and operated men’s resort is also the most luxurious. Just steps away from the beach and close to the best gay nightlife, you’re in the best location…if you ever want to leave the spa.

6. Worthington Guesthouse

Photo via Worthington Guesthouse on Google Maps

This clothing-optional resort for gay men is a short walk away from the gay beach. Come back after a long day in the sun to a pool, jacuzzi, and its lively weekend happy hour.

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7. Sebastian Street Beach


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This is Fort Lauderdale’s most popular gay beach, mainly for male-identifying folks. It’s located close to most of the gay resorts for convenient vacation fun.

8. Marlin Beach 2.0

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Every other Sunday from January 30 to May 29, Flock Fest is throwing a Tea Dance at the Ed Lugo Resort in Wilton Manors.

9. Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar

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This busy weekend favorite is known for its cheap long islands and drag shows. Meet locals and travelers alike on the patio and the dance floor.

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