Misterb&b, a short-term rental marketplace offering safe home rentals for gay travelers, recently ranked the most in-demand, LGBTQ+-friendly destinations for the upcoming holiday season.
Florida and California proved popular, with Miami taking the top spot, followed by Palm Springs and Fort Lauderdale.
The full list of top 10 holiday destinations for LGBTQ+ travel is below.
- Wilton Manors (Miami), Florida
- Palm Springs, California
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Cathedral City, California
- Miami Beach, Florida
- Provincetown (Cape Cod), Massachusetts
- Wailuku (Maui), Hawai’i
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Limehouse (London), United Kingdom
- Nashville, Tennessee
Misterb&b also ranked the hottest travel destinations overall for LGBTQ+ travelers in 2018 and Paris reigned supreme. The City of Lights is followed by Barcelona, New York City, Amsterdam and London.
Rankings were determined by a variety of factors, including a destination’s LGBTQ+ friendliness, legalization of gay marriage and countrywide hate-crime protection laws.
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