Carol Klopfer: Miami has busted with pride and ways to express it for decades as one of the hottest spots in the gay and lesbian universe. Whether catching rays on the gay friendly self beach sands or strolling on ocean drive, you will be in excellent company in Miami, a nationally ranked Top US Gay Travel Destination.
Miami rocks the gay and lesbian vacation scene and rolls out the red carpet for the planet's foremost circuit events. Join more than 15000 in a week of non-stop partying while fighting against HIV aids during White Party week each November or dance your cares away to the tunes of celebrity DJ's during Winter Party in March.
For some quality girl time don't miss Aqua Girl, the largest women's charity Weekend in the country, featuring a wet-and-wild pool and beach party, a girl's rock concert and much more.
Sizzle Miami, heats things up over Memorial Day weekend while the Miami Beach Brothers conference is a popular networking and lifestyle event for Gay men of color. Each April, thousands of people celebrate the extraordinary strength, beauty and contributions of South Florida's LGBT community at the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade & Festival along south beaches world famous Ocean Drive.
When it comes to sweet dreams, Miami offers LGBT visitors a divvying array of world class lodging as eclectic as the city itself. And those traveling with forever friends will find the city extends a warm welcome with hotels offering pet friendly amenities from yappy hours to grooming services and much more.
The dining and nightlife scene in Miami is muy caliente in the birthplace of Nuevo Latino Cuisine and his teaming with top Chefs award-winning fare, multicultural offerings and sizzling gay and lesbian hangouts.
Whether you've walked to the annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival or to one of the mixed or mostly gay night spots that pepper the nighttime landscape, there are ample opportunities to eat and drink to your heart's content, before kicking back strutting your stuff or dancing the night away.
See for yourself how a huge chunk of Miami's culture and lifestyle caters to gay and lesbian audiences. You can explore the Art Deco District on a Gay and Lesbian walking tour of South Beach or see cutting-edge films at the Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival held each spring and when it's time to relax, you can chill at Sobe's Gay Beach or rub elbows with locals at Haulover Beach Park, enjoy a day at the Spa or pick up the pace to explore the city's diverse offerings.
Once you walk down the LGBT site, discover why Miami is a travel locale for all walks of life. Thanks to its head-spinning mix of world class nightlife, lodging, dining and shopping that inspire you to do things you couldn't or wouldn't do anywhere else.