Best of GayCities 2015 nominated great travel destinations of 2015, but it was up to you declare the winners. After weeks of voting, we are proud to announce your favorite cities of 2015. Make sure to add these to your travel bucket list in the coming year and beyond.
City of the Year: London – Royalty, rugby players and the Spice Girls. What’s not to love? The city broke records during its Pride festival last year when over a million people came to celebrate. Runner up: Paris
Most Festive Pride: Seattle – It may not have the largest Pride in the world, but according to you, Seattle knows how to throw a Pride party (or several) that you won’t soon forget. Runner up: Long Beach
Festival Destination: Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney – You may still have tim to book a last-minute trip to this wild and colorful festival, which kicks off on January 19. Runner up: Southern Decadence in New Orleans
Island Paradise: Mykonos – Turns out that paradise-on-Earth does exist and it’s this well-known Greek island hotspot full of ocean blues and barely-there bikinis. Runner up: U.S. Virgin Islands
Camping Destination: TIE Yellowstone and Yosemite – Turns out you couldn’t decide between which of these two breathtakingly beautiful parks. Good thing there’s no limit to how many times you can sleep under the stars.
Singles Scene: San Francisco – Whether you’re looking for Mr. Right or Mr. Right Swipe, this West Coast mecca is teeming with potential dates… or at least an obliging puppy partner you can take on a leash to Folsom Street Fair. Runner up: Chicago
Hippest Gayborhood: West Queen West in Toronto – Whoever said Canada wasn’t hip has certainly never been to this hipster hub that will make you want to start collecting vinyl records ASAP. Runner up: Silverlake in Los Angeles
What do you think? Did your favorite cities make the winners’ list?