New Now Next Names Their Favorite US Gay Beaches

Author: , July 17th, 2013

Big Island BeachLooking for a great gay beach getaway this summer? New Now Next has you covered:

A trip to the beach is usually about chilling, soaking up the sun and avoiding work, but almost all of the time it is about checking out sexy bodies. Shallow? Maybe, but go for a swim if you want depth! We kid, you can bring a book too. Even if you’re not actually reading, it’ll especially help you people watch if you’re at any of these beaches on the list below, where you’ll find some of the world’s sexiest men.

Fire Island Pines: If the isle of Lesbos had a younger brother, it would be the Fire Island Pines. New York’s hottest gays may not admit to it, but many of them spend the majority of the year in a gym so that they may show off their hard bodies in a Speedo along the shores of this dreamlike summer camp for grown boys.

The Others include beaches in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, San Diego, Maui, Rehoboth Beach, Laguna Beach, and Ogunquit – hit the link above for more details.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Casa Laguna Inn, Laguna Beach

Author: , April 27th, 2012

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Casa Laguna Inn, Laguna Beach

Terraced on a hillside in Laguna Beach, CA amid tropic gardens and flower splashed patios, this Laguna Beach hotel exudes an ambiance of bygone days when Laguna Beach, California was developing its reputation as an artists’ colony and hideaway for Hollywood film stars.

The mission style architecture of this Laguna Beach bed and breakfast set below towering palms framing views of the blue Pacific invites you to linger, to slow your pace to that of another less hurried era. This feeling will be reinforced as you take your breakfast or afternoon refreshments in the historic Mission House or on one of the many secluded patios.

Our magnificent Palm Court, the bougainvillea-vined courtyard and the ocean-view pool deck will enchant you with their fountains and rare Catalina tiles. Another true touch of classic Laguna Beach, California is the Bell Tower, the perfect place to catch spectacular sunsets over Catalina Island.

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Come Together to Let Go & Have Fun in Fabulous Laguna Beach

Author: , January 24th, 2011

by Geoff Harris, Laguna Cliffs Inn

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Gay Laguna Beach

Just one hour south of Los Angeles lies fabulous Laguna Beach. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, this unique gay-friendly beach community and artist’s colony is filled with sun-soaked beaches and hidden coves. Laguna’s quaint tree-lined shopping district, bluff top walkways and tram system create a pedestrian environment and scale which is unique in Southern California.

Gay Laguna Beach

With an attitude both casual and sophisticated, Laguna Beach has long been a favorite destination for both gilded Hollywood celebrities and vacationing families alike. Since the days of Chaplin, Bogart and Garbo, stars have flocked to Laguna Beach as a respite from the hectic pace of LA and many actually made it their home by the sea.

Despite its small size, Laguna Beach boasts a large number of world-class restaurants, art galleries, museums and festivals such as the world-renowned Pageant of The Masters, Festival of Arts and the Sawdust Festival. Visitors also enjoy the acclaimed Laguna Playhouse, and the Laguna Art Museum. Dance on the waves, golf in the canyon, kayak among the dolphins, and delight in all that Laguna Beach has to offer. It’s simple, spectacular, and a pleasure for any gay traveler.

For over 100 years, Laguna Beach has been a welcome home to gays and lesbians. Part of its fabled history was the landmark Boom Boom Room dance club. It closed in 2005, but there’s currently a community movement to bring it back. It’s viewed as a historical treasure, being the oldest gay bar in the western United States and an anchor of Laguna’s gay community.

Gay Laguna Beach

With or without the Boom Boom Room, Laguna Beach is great. It was established as an artist’s community. And it has always been a haven of sorts for the gay communi

ty of O.C. who don’t want to travel up to West Hollywood. It was home to the first openly gay mayor in the US.

Another great thing about Laguna Beach is all of the amazingly fun and free, or nearly free, things to do. From fantastic historic and artistic attractions to a wide spectrum of outdoor adventures awaiting you at the nearby Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Crystal Cove State Park and Treasure Island Park, you’ll find that the most priceless experiences of your vacation at Laguna Cliffs Inn won’t cost you a penny.

Even the famous art festivals, complete with works of all genres, styles and price ranges from local and internationally acclaimed artists, crafters and artisans have many of their works on display for all to admire. While the City of Laguna Beach is a masterwork of natural beauty unto itself, it’s also filled with more than 65 pieces of public art that can easily be spotted on leisurely walking tours of the city. The city provides visitors with a map outlining every work of art.

Gay Laguna Beach

And whether you are looking for a short trek to a hidden picnic spot, an exhilarating three-hour hike, or a leisurely tide pool exploration, Laguna Beach affords its visitors with a treasure trove of amazing wilderness parks just waiting to be enjoyed.

While the City of Laguna Beach may be young when it comes to modern history, this beautiful coastal bit of California holds a rich history of Native American and early American settler culture, art and ways of life. You might want to take a stroll down Laguna’s historic lane on a Heritage Walk & Tour, enjoy the horticultural beauty of the Hortense Miller Garden, edify your artistic side at the Laguna Art Museum, discover the city’s fascinating past at the Laguna Beach Historical Society, or experience Native American history at Len Wood’s Indian Territory Gallery.

After all of this activity, you’ll have to make the tough decision. Is it Mexican, Italian, Caribbean, Japanese, Indian, Chinese or Greek tonight? After all, there is a wide variety of great restaurants in Laguna Beach to choose from and many offer breath-taking ocean views.

Gay Laguna Beach

Should you decide to spend some time working on expanding your culinary horizons, the Laguna Culinary Arts provides a variety of classes and experiences. And if you stay at the Laguna Cliffs Inn, you’ll receive a 15 percent discount on all of the classes and programs the Laguna Culinary Arts has available.

Choose from Hands on Cooking Classes guaranteed to touch all your creative senses, from Fresh Flavors of the Season, and Sensational Seafood, to Bread Bakers Paradise, and It’s a Party. They also offer wine classes for both the professional and private connoisseur in collaboration with Master Sommelier Peter Neptune.

And if you are just looking to enjoy some fine cheese and wine, the Laguna Culinary Arts offers Laguna Cliffs Inn guests with a 15% discount on their cheese and wine flights, including their Characuterie Platter and other custom cheese platters

Gay Laguna BeachLocated right on the coast highway (PCH) as you head into town from the north, the Laguna Cliffs Inn is an intimate 36-room boutique hotel that is cozy and comfortable. The Inn is located just one block from the beach and beautiful Heisler Park, which travel magazines call “Perhaps the most beautiful park on the California coast.” Heisler Park is a also a popular location for same-sex ceremonies and receptions, with its charming gazebo and spectacular ocean views.

Gay Laguna BeachLaguna Cliffs Inn is committed to providing all guests with Californian hospitality and Mediterranean-inspired relaxation and that makes Laguna Cliffs Inn the ideal Laguna Beach hotel for any gay traveler. All of the guest rooms at the Laguna Cliffs Inn surround a heated pool and spa and are newly remodeled in a warm Mediterranean style. The hotel offers an array of amenities that help you relax and feel refreshed. Upon check in, guests receive a welcome basket full of snacks to enjoy. Other complimentary amenities include free high-speed wireless Internet, a business center, morning coffee and newspaper, and ample free covered parking, a big bonus in Laguna Beach where parking is always at a premium.

Featured Property: Laguna Cliffs Inn, Laguna Beach, California

Author: , September 17th, 2010

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Laguna Beach Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Laguna Cliffs Inn - Laguna Beach, CaliforniaLaguna Cliffs Inn, formerly By The Sea Inn, is a modern, stylish Laguna Beach hotel just a block from the beach and beautiful Heisler Park, which travel magazines call “Perhaps the most beautiful park on the California coast.”

At Laguna Cliffs Inn you can plan the perfect beach getaway, or get in a little culture with our incredible art galleries or art events. Each of our 36 deluxe guest rooms at the Laguna Cliffs Inn has been recently remodeled and offers an array of amenities that help you relax and feel refreshed.

The guest rooms of Laguna Cliffs Inn Laguna Beach are all nonsmoking, and are elegantly appointed in a Mediterranean theme with rich fabrics in warm colors. The spacious guest rooms have plenty of room for relaxation, including a sitting area with chair, ottoman and a flat screen TV.

Each of our rooms has an open-air pool/courtyard view, Beautyrest® beds, hardwood floors in the bathrooms, balconies in some rooms and wifi Internet access.

When you check in, you’ll receive a Welcome Basket full of snacks to enjoy and breakfast items for your in-room coffee in the morning – all compliments of the hotel – pastries, muffins, snack bars and fresh fruit.

Nestled between the sparkling blue Pacific and majestic Laguna Canyon, Laguna Beach stretches seven miles down the Orange County coastline. Fantastic views, secluded coves, soft sand and the sound of the surf make Laguna Beach one of the most spectacular destinations in California. You’ll find tons of art galleries, as well as an eclectic variety of shopping and dining choices in Laguna Beach.

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