Finding the Miami Gay Beach – The Globetrotter Guys

Author: , March 11th, 2019

Miami Gay Beach - The Globetrotter Guys

Miami is exactly like what you will have seen on the T.V. and in films! It’s a trendy, vibrant and very cool beach destination. Miami has been a gay hotspot for many years with gay bars, gay beaches, gay events such as the winter party and a large gay population – we can definitely see the attraction to living and visiting here.

We came to Miami looking to relax before we went on an Atlantis gay cruise (check out ‘What is a gay Atlantis cruise really like…’) and so headed straight for the gay beach in Miami. There are actually two ‘official’ gay beaches in Miami and if that’s what you are looking for, you have come to the right place!

Sometimes when you head to a destination, finding the ‘gay beach’ can be a challenge, however all the gay beaches in Miami are very easy to find. Here is how to find each of them:

12th Street Gay Beach, Miami
South Beach Miami is where the majority of the gay nightlife can be found, so it should come as no surprise that this is where you will find the most popular gay beach in Miami.

The area is very easy to navigate. Streets are numbered running east to west and start at 1st Street at the south end of South Beach and increase in number as you head north.

By Sion and Ben – Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

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Warm Gay Friendly Holiday Destinations

Author: , November 25th, 2018

Fort Lauderdale

If you’re gay and looking to get away for the holidays, chances are you’ll be visiting South Florida.

Four local cities — Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach and Oakland Park — ranked among the most in-demand gay-friendly global cities for LGBTQ travelers during the holidays.

That’s according to the newly released Holiday LGBTQ Travel Ranking from misterb&b, a website that connects LGBTQ travelers with short-term rental apartments and private rooms. The website looked at year-round online searches for bookings and travel for the holidays and also factored in whether the city has legalized same-sex marriage and hate-crime protection laws in place. (They considered the holiday season beginning with Thanksgiving.)

Wilton Manors, which just elected an all-LGBTQ commission during the midterm elections, ranked No. 1 on the list, followed by Palm Springs (California), Fort Lauderdale, Cathedral City (California) and Miami Beach.

By Johnny Diaz – Full Story at Sun sentinel

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Gay Miami Beach

Author: , June 20th, 2016

South Beach, Miami Gay Travel

We flew into Miami in early April, headed to gay Miami Beach for its seventh annual Pride celebrations and the sun-kissed climate of the Florida coast, not knowing what to expect from a city rebuilding the visibility of its LGBTI community. What we found during our short but eclectic time perched on the shores was the magnificent fire that first gave inspiration to the original pride marches of the late 1960s and sparked a movement that began to change the nation; and it’s alive and well.

This year, Pride in Miami Beach returned to the true roots of the LGBTI movement, aiming to bring diverse communities together in understanding and provide a safe space for self-expression and enjoyment for everyone – something that other prides have arguably lost sight of in recent years, in favor of weekend-bender parties.

In gay Miami Beach for the first time, and reveling in the delights of a sunny Pride, we decided to take in some of the other attractions of the city. From historical to culinary, architectural to stylish and a nightlife unique to only few LGBTI capitals – it’s all for the taking in beautiful Miami Beach…

By Dan Beeson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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The 5 Friendliest LGBTQ Vacation Hotspots

Author: , May 28th, 2016

There are fabled destinations with long-standing LGBTQ traditions—just ask Lesbos, Mykonos and New Orleans—where escaping from the confines of every day was never so easy, never so limitless and never so completely carefree. But the modern world has offered up fantastic cultural meccas that always take a keen interest in making everyone feel comfortable, and those who identify LGBTQ will fit right in.

So what are you waiting for—the party’s just ahead!

  1. Berlin, Germany

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With a long standing history that is as intense as it is troubled, Berlin has arisen from the ashes of its past to become one of the most diverse, well-rounded, and respecting cities in the world with multi-ethnicities immigrating and thriving with the German population.

In addition to their incredibly progressive views, Berlin is also the gay capital of Europe with a gay museum, a gay memorial, and an openly gay mayor. While that doesn’t cover all the basis, the open-minded city is equally comfortable with the rest of the queer community. Head for Hafen, one of the most famous gay bars in town, Connection, a dance club that shouldn’t be missed, and Gay Hostel for accommodation—you’ll find plenty of like-minded people here to experience this amazing city with.

  1. Los Angeles, California

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While most of Hollywood is constantly under scrutiny of being one or more of the letters in LGBTQ, the truth is that Los Angeles is a great place to be LGBTQ. Between the cultural metropolis and its heavy art, business, and beauty industries, there are plenty of LGBTQ-friendly beaches and nightclubs to frequent, and the weather is always perfect for a stop down by the sea.

Make a stop at The Abbey for the quintessential gay bar-lounge-party time, which includes both an indoor and outdoor areas and the most prominent members of the LGBTQ community as regulars on the busy weekends.

  1. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marijuana and prostitution aren’t the only things bringing visitors to Amsterdam; it’s also the totally chill vibe of the city of Amsterdam. Between the canals and coffee shops, the city is thoroughly on board with the LGBTQ cause—in fact, the city legalized same-sex marriage in the early 1800s, the first place in the entire world to do so. But enough about the history; time to get to the cool stuff!

When in Amsterdam, do as the Amsterdamians do and hit up Cafe Dubbel D (formerly Cafe Rouge), one of the busiest shops in the entire city. Next, plan your day around Rapido parties, because this is a good time you aren’t going to want to miss. Then hit up Thermos for an excellent spa experience and Hemelse Modder for a perfect European meal and excellent service.

  1. Madrid, Spain

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Madrid is home to perhaps the gayest community around, Chueca, where nightlife reigns supreme, as well as lots of rights and cultural nods to gay culture. Madrid recognizes gay marriages and openly uses LGBTQ lifestyles to influence trendy shops, restaurants, and hotels throughout the city. It’s one of the most progressive cities when it comes to gay rights in the world, and that shows in their laws, party scene, and every other corner of life.

The Cage (a popular fetish bar) is always a perfect place to head for a laugh or even something a tad more serious, but Space of Sound is one of my favorite hangouts for the go-go boys and total party vibe. Park it at Medea for the city’s oldest lesbian bar and don’t forget to leave plenty of time for a sauna experience—the Sauna Octopus is a must for every visitor! For a bonus into the city, I suggest downloading apps such as Grindr and Manhunt if outdoor cruising and sex parties are your thing (grab a Virtual Private Network for your phone to make sure the geolocation functions are working correctly)!

  1. Miami, Florida

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Take one look at the hot bods and it’s obvious why Miami is a gay capital of the world—but more than just being a place to get hot and sweaty out in the open, Miami flourishes with culture and happenings that accept all flavors of ice cream (if you pardon my expression).

While I think a stop at the topless-optional South Beach is an excellent way to spend an afternoon, I also suggest Da Leo Trattoria, for an excellent meal. Don’t miss out on Twist either for a run around the dance floor and then a relaxing evening on the roof for a drink and an overlook of the city that likes to party all night long.

Any city is a great place for the LGBTQ community to travel, but these picks are a specific brand of cultural richness that will just hit all the right notes, so enjoy!

Have any suggestions on where to head after finishing this list? Leave a comment or a next trip itinerary, and I will personally take the recommendation around for a ride!

About the Author: Cassie Phillips is an active tech guru, digital nomad, and wordsmith discovering the world as readily as she explores obscure depths of the internet. Curious about anything and everything, she loves her cat, her coffee, and her growing photography collection. Ask her about her famous Birthday Cake Pancakes recipe or her one-time run in with Ben Affleck and JLO—both stories are likely to leave you in disbelief!

All photos from pixabay, provided by Cassie Phillips

Gay Miami Where to Relax

Author: , April 28th, 2016
Gay Miami

Photo via Flickr by T. Tseng

When life becomes monotonous, head down to Florida, America’s favorite year-round destination, to break free from everything dull. Some go for the hedonism it offers, and others go to relax. But when you’re thinking of your ultimate escape, look no farther — Miami, the Magic City, will never fail to make you feel refreshed, relaxed, and energized by the time you get back to work.

Here are five places offering rest for the weary in gay Miami.

Stroll Around Wynwood Art District

With over 70 museums and art galleries, Wynwood Art District screams life, hopes, and dreams in vibrant colors. The open-air street art installations you’ll see here won’t just awaken your drained body but will feed your mind as well. If you want to explore together with other art lovers and learn more details about the visual feasts you’ll be seeing, join the Wynwood Art Walk Tour. When you’re done, sit at one of the cafes in the neighborhood and enjoy the artistic vibe. If you like contemporary art, be sure to check out the internationally acclaimed Art Basel, an annual art show held in December.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Miami Beach Gay Pride is Hot

Author: , April 16th, 2016

Miami Beach Gay Pride

Over 100,000 people came to Miami beach on Sunday (10 April) for the 8th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride to prove that the community is still alive and well and its historical legacy as one of the hottest gay destinations is going from strength to strength.

By Dan Beeson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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5 Best Gay-Friendly Events and Attractions in Miami Beach

Author: , September 5th, 2015

South Beach, Miami Gay Travel

Florida has long been known as one of the most gay-friendly vacation spots in the United States, and Miami Beach is truly its gay-friendly capitol! Offering amazing gay beaches, a variety of mouthwatering restaurants, and LGBT events year round, this amazing locale is a hot spot for anyone in the LGBT community looking for a place to get away from it all, party it up, and simply enjoy life. But, of course, when you go on vacation, you aren’t just looking for a place that’s accepting; you’re looking for an area with happening clubs, and a variety of attractions that suit your mood and your desire. Fortunately, Miami Beach has more than its fair share of gay friendly attractions that simply can’t be missed!

5. The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

Recently renovated, this beautiful theater located in the Art Deco District has a show going on every night! From up and coming comedians and musicians to the biggest touring acts in the world, you can catch a variety of different shows and concerts whenever you so desire. Add in the beautiful decor, fantastic drinks and food, and so much more, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular theaters in Miami Beach!

4. 12th Street Gay Beach

Though you have a decent selection of gay beaches here in Miami Beach, 12th street gay beach is truly where it’s at! Friendly to gay, bi, trans, and all types, this beach’s beautiful white sands, great surf, and friendly people provide an experience that everyone will love. Best of all, with a variety of bar and restaurants nearby to grant some relief after a long day in the sun, the beach is also very centrally located! Just follow the rainbow flags, and you’ll be there in no time.

3. The Palace

If you’re looking for a show, the Palace in South Beach is a great place to grab a drink, eat some mouthwatering burgers, and watch one of Miami Beach’s most famous drag shows. Located on Ocean Avenue, this gay bar is famous for Sunday “Brunchic”, a combination drag show and brunch, along with a wide variety of fun shows, with the main event–the drag show–always center stage! Don’t forget the bottle service and their signature cocktails!

2. Basement Miami

Located at the Miami Beach Edition, the Basement Miami is one of the most unique gay clubs here in Miami Beach. Featuring a nightclub, bowling alley, ice-skating rink, and a state-of-the-art sound system, this intimate yet exciting club is easily one of the best attractions you’ll visit here in Miami Beach. Trust us; if “a visual riot and sensory overload” sounds like a good time to you, then don’t miss out on this 21st century homage to Ian Schrager’s Studio 54!

1. Miami Beach Gay Pride

Miami Beach Gay Pride is the event of the season and one of the biggest (and most fun) LGBT gatherings in Florida! This three day bonanza taking place April 8-10, 2016 offers events, dancing, music, and a huge parade that runs the length of Ocean Drive, along the Art Deco district. With big name stars throughout the area–Mario Lopez was the 2015 Grand Marshal–and so much to do, this is truly the greatest gay friendly attraction in Miami beach. The only downside is that it’s only once a year!

No matter if you visit during the winter, fall, spring, or summer, Miami Beach is home to some of the most amazing events and attractions catering to the LGBT community. So, if you’re looking for a great vacation spot with awesome attractions, events, and accommodations, it’s time to plan your vacation today! Check out https://mygaymiamibeach.com/ to find some beautiful and affordable vacation rentals along the beach; or, visit any of the other amazing hotels, resorts, and more in the area. We are sure you won’t have any issue finding some truly amazing accommodations here in Miami Beach. Happy vacationing!

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Gay Travel – The Perfect Miami Weekend

Author: , August 8th, 2015

Miami

Miami Beach is one of the sunniest and most sought after gay getaways in the US. The city offers top notch culture, art, nightlife and cuisine–all things LGBT travelers crave when heading out of town. Combine that with the city’s tropical climate, picturesque beaches, and art deco architecture to create a travel destination unlike any other.

Centrally located in North Beach or NOBE between Bal Harbour and South Beach, is the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach. This beachfront boutique hotel is the perfect home base from which to explore all that makes Miami great. Mixing Miami modernist architecture with contemporary luxury, the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach nods towards Miami’s history while incorporating what’s hot now.

By AUTHOR – Full Story at Towleroad.com | Miami Gay Travel Resources

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Miami Beach Like a Local

Author: , June 16th, 2015

Facundo YebneTravel company CEO Facundo Yebne on gay beaches, cabaret clubs and glorious sunsets.

I’ve lived here since… 2009. I moved to Miami Beach from Argentina so I could start developing my business, but the fun nightlife, amazing people, and the unique atmosphere that permeates Miami Beach were all factors that made it easier to call this incredible place my new home.

I’ve stayed because… I loved the idea of developing my business in a country were the conditions for a young entrepreneur were so much easier that in Argentina. The United States truly is a great place to plan, project, and grow.

My favorite queer bar has to be… The Palace South Beach, where I spend most of my Sundays for brunch. I LOVE watching the drag show there, as it is one of the most unique shows in the world.

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News | Miami Beach Gay Travel Resources

Eating Out: Miami

Author: , May 26th, 2015

The Matador Room

If you watched the show Best New Restaurant on Bravo (where I’m a judge for two episodes), you would have been introduced to some of the best new dining hot spots in the country. While each featured restaurant was recently opened and served up headline-worthy dishes, there was one collective factor that went unnoticed: the diners were mostly under 30.

It’s a trend happening globally: Millennials are fascinated with the culinary arts and about good food at reputable restaurants. Miami has become the stomping ground for young gourmands, foodies, and dining thrill seekers alike. In fact, there’s no other city that’s impressing the young and adventurous as notably as Miami. But that doesn’t mean all travelers aren’t reaping the benefits of a young dining scene. New, emerging chefs are taking over kitchens and opening new establishments while seasoned, old-school master chefs are ditching traditional recipes and going outside the box with edgy presentations, new culinary twists, and smart restaurant design. While the city already attracts a younger audience with music festivals, fashionable new hotels and burgeoning, artsy neighborhoods, the food scene is equally pandering to the impressionable. Whether fronted by a rising chef or a world renowned icon, the best of the best new restaurants in Miami have a love affair with the young and the restless (and hungry), and these new eateries are destined to become classics, emphatically approved by the millennial jet set.

THE FORGE

Notable chefs across the nation have been permanently clocking out of their Michelin-starred restaurants and packing their knives for Miami to start anew. It’s not unusual, considering Miami’s happening dining scene is the most significant to date. To be involved in the movement is to be part of history. One chef that’s gone south is Christopher Lee, who departed the two Michelin-starred Gilt in New York City to helm Miami’s iconic The Forge. The Forge is a fantastical, whimsical restaurant with uber-high ceilings, oversized booths, and creative furnishings like tiered chandeliers, a cavernous wine cellar, and well preserved old school flair (it was opened as a restaurant in the 1930s).

By Jimmy Im – Full Story at Passport | Miami Beach Gay Travel Resources