Explore these LGBTQ Travel Destinations
Rainbow Friendly Destinations have a long history of being welcoming to our community. Travelers of all backgrounds will find themselves having the time of their lives while leaving the stress of traveling somewhere new at home.
A Caribbean haven to members of the LGBTQ+ community. With extravagant pride festivals, a vibrant nightlife, and accepting of all travelers; Puerto Rico is a lush haven that is just waiting to be explored.
Lovers of history and culture can enjoy some of the oldest Spanish settlements in the New World, including fortresses, cathedrals, lighthouses, and other landmarks. Foodies can enjoy dining their way through the distinctive gastronomy of the island — combining Spanish, African, and Caribbean influences — as well as local coffee farms, a route celebrating roast pork, and much more.
Adventurous spirits will relish exploring the only tropical rainforest that's part of the U.S. National Forest System, speeding along with one of the world's longest zip lines, riding the best surf breaks in the Caribbean, or enjoying a day hanging out on some of the world's most beautiful beaches. And because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, there won't be any last-minute panics at the airport because someone forgot their passport!
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A picture-perfect island, nearly every single day. Hawai'i is on everyone's bucket list because it is the ideal destination that has something for everyone. Each island offers something different, even all four seasons in one place.
Spend a day soaking in the sun on the beach or exploring the history at Pearl Harbor and then spend the night at the clubs near Waikiki beach. Or visit the Garden Island of Kaua'i and spend it exploring the lush forests.
No one who's ever visited Hawai'i has said they were bored, with activities spanning from relaxing in a world-class spa to surfing on the North Shore. Booking day adventures is easy with Rainbow Getaways. Just let us know what you want to do and we'll make it happen!
The Florida Keys
The Florida Keys are the closest Americans can get to an island paradise without boarding a plane. During a getaway to the Keys you can explore nature, go snorkeling through sunken ships, learn to kite-surf, be amazed at local art, tour the Little White House, and party while the sun sets.
The Keys are an ideal location to have a destination wedding without needing passports. You can say "I Do" on the beach, in nature preserves, or in Earnest Hemingway's backyard. Then head to Mallory Square to party with your closest friends and some that you haven't met with at the jazz clubs, piano bars, and drag shows.
No trip to the Keys is complete without getting your photo next to the Southern Most Point and Mile Marker 0 for US Highway 1.
First settled some 6,000 years ago from groups migrating from South America, Curaçao, and is this historical epicenter of the Netherlands Antilles. The Dutch influence is felt throughout the island and the country has been welcoming Rainbow Travelers much longer than most other Caribbean Islands.
The colorful buildings are reminiscent of the Pride Flag and the island has a unique charm that isn't found anywhere else. The island boasts a relaxed vibe that is common in Southern Caribbean islands.
The island does not have a dedicated rainbow neighborhood or bars. Regardless, most will find themselves welcomed warmly.
Adventure seekers will have plenty to keep themselves busy while visiting Curaçao with fishing, snorkeling, SCUBA, ATV tours, and more.
Puerto Vallarta has long been ranked as one of the best Rainbow Destinations in Mexico. Vacationing in Puerto Vallarta means you'll experience the gay beaches of Playa Los Muertos, the vibrant nightlife of Zona Romanica, and experience local culture in this beautifully unique coastal city.
Zona Romanica is the historic Old Vallarta and is home to many LGBTQ businesses that call Puerto Vallarta home. The area boasts some of the best nightlife the city offers, with several LGBTQ bars in this neighborhood.
Playa Los Muertos provides ample options to play in the water or on the sand for beach lovers. The beach is also home to several rainbow-friendly hotels with amazing views and easy access to all the action.
With nearly 80% of all tourism to Aruba from the United States, you can escape to the Southern Caribbean without feeling too out of place.
Aruba is one of the most welcoming islands in the Caribbean for our community. Perfect for vacations, honeymoons, and beach weddings with a watercolor sunset.
On the island, you'll have plenty to do during the day and a healthy nightlife if you like to spend it out on the town.
Aruba is also one of the most prized Caribbean ports of call for cruises, with many loyal travelers flocking to the islands year after year.
Sydney is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world, and across most of Australia, the gay community has a high profile and many support services.
There are plenty of gay and lesbian bars, and most Saturday nights see a privately operated gay dance party taking place in an inner-city warehouse somewhere. In rural areas of Australia, you may still encounter a bit of conservative resistance to gays and lesbians, but Australians everywhere are generally open-minded.
Noosa, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, is a favored destination for revelers after Mardi Gras, and some resorts in north Queensland cater to gay and lesbian travelers.