For a warm weather gay vacation near to crystal blue ocean waters, it's hard to beat Fort Lauderdale. Venture to this gay-friendly destination in south Florida and you will find hotels, restaurants, beaches and nightlife all geared to enhance your vacation experience. Gay Fort Lauderdale is chock-full of either gay friendly and just plain gay places that make you feel comfortable to be who you really are, all in a relaxed, tropical setting.
First things first, where would you stay in Fort Lauderdale? The answer is that there are quite a few gay resorts situated along the famous Fort Lauderdale beach, many within walking distance of one of the most popular gay beaches in south Florida, Sebastian Beach. Do a quick google search for gay resorts in Fort Lauderdale and you will likely find such places as the Grand Resort and Spa, the Worthington, Alcazar, the Royal Palms Resort and the Windamar. Closer to the heart of gay Fort Lauderdale nightlife in the neighborhood of Wilton Manors are Ed Lugo Resort, Cabanas, Inn Leather, Island Sands and Pineapple Point. There are dozens more gay resorts in the area.
Keep in mind that you can easily spend a week's vacation in Wilton Manors or at the beach in gay Fort Lauderdale and have a fantastic vacation. Another option is to use Fort Lauderdale as your starting point for a gay cruise, such as Atlantis, which would depart from nearby Port Everglades. Countless gay cruise passengers have been known to lengthen their trips by adding a one or two day stay in the area before and after their cruises.
If gay Fort Lauderdale is your destination, try to visit at a time when one of the area's annual events is taking place, such as during one of two gay pride festivals. The first festival, Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival, takes place in June and includes a fabulous parade down Wilton Drive, while the second, Pride Fort Lauderdale, is held in October and includes the MiFo Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. In addition, try not to miss “Wicked Manors,” the annual Halloween celebration in gay Fort Lauderdale that is an absolute scream, with about 30,000 costumed revelers in attendance.