Key West continually celebrates its vibrant gay community
Key West is one of the world’s most popular gay retreats, especially among travelers looking to spend their vacation time at an exclusive resort or guesthouse that caters to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
There are really only three other places in the USA that offer such a plethora of gay-oriented accommodations – Provincetown, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Springs. Key West stands out over these others in that it is warm and sunny year-round, most of the resorts are housed in charming vintage buildings in the historic Old Town district, and all are within an easy walk of fine restaurants and fun bars.
Ever since the “gay revolution” in the early 70’s, Key West has provided a welcome home for gays and lesbians from every walk of life. Gay artists, designers, actors, authors, architects, doctors, lawyers, bartenders, waiters and folks from every other profession flock to this intimate island paradise. One of America’s first openly gay mayors was elected here in the 80’s, and many gays have served as city commissioners. Today, Key West boasts one of the most diverse populations anywhere on the globe, a special place where closets have no doors.
Dining and entertainment options are extraordinary. Locally owned restaurants, bars, clubs, coffee houses, and late-night shopping all welcome you every evening; chat, dance, party, and meet interesting people from all over the world. Key West’s eclectic mix of clubs provide some of the best drag shows and musical entertainment anywhere south of New York City – all within walking distance.
Pack lightly as shorts and tee shirts are all you’ll need to feel comfortable wherever you choose to go. There are snorkel and sunset trips that cater to all-gay crews daily, and tea dances and other special events for both gay men and women every weekend.
Only Key West has it all every day of the year. There’s so much to see and do – or if you prefer, nothing to do – just relax poolside with a pina colada at one of our beautiful gay-friendly properties.
Call us at 877 INFO KEY and let us recommend the perfect holiday just for you.