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Top 5 LGBT welcoming places in Florida

You want to escape winter with your romantic partner? Florida is one sexy place to be, discover, and enjoy. It's a tolerant state that embraces gay life. All the major tourist destinations are LGBT friendly (Rural areas can be tricky although).

 

Here's our planner for your Florida road trip with all the seductive spots where you'll be able to enjoy the freedom and equality with pride. After a hard day, you deserve a fine dinner, that's why we've made a list of all the cool and gay-friendly restaurants as well. You'll see Florida has the capacity to surprise and delight.

1. Jacksonville

It may have conservative roots, but Jacksonville today is gay and classy all the way. Jacksonville has become one of the top LGBT friendly cities; it's progressive and incredibly charming. But that's not all if you're in for some education & art, Jacksonville offers all sorts of museums and galleries. Must see is definitely Moca Jacksonville A Cultural Institute of UNF. 

Jacksonville

Surfing or swimming –the decision is yours, stretching over 1100 miles of coastline, Jacksonville is a true beach town. Jump in!

Fancy dining in Jacksonville

If you like Italian cuisine you need to check the Taverna. We recommend house-made ravioli with herbed ricotta and truffle parmesan cream sauce. Symphony of French cuisine is to be found on San Marco Blvd. Bistro Aix is where you'll start with Steak Tartare, continue with some of that tasty wilted garlic baby spinach, Filet Mignon, and finish with Petite Indulgences. 

Miami

2. Naples

For some fine dining and shopping, you need to stop in Naples. Numerous gay-friendly bars and accommodations are inviting you to stay here for at least a night or two.

Naples is also a city full of culture. The epicenter of art you'll find in the district called The Artis Naples. The Baker Museum formely known as the Museum of Art, and Naples Philharmonic are well worth a visit. And there's also an alluring botanical garden with all sorts of plants – from the Carribean to Brazilian flowers – exotic for sure!

Botanical Garden

Fancy dining in Naples

Ready for some Sausage & Peppers? Here they serve the best in town. But that's not all, at Bambusa Bar & Grill make the best Hollywood Cobb Salad and you have to try their Butternut ravioli pasta. If you have a sweet tooth, you mustn't miss their Xango Cheese Cake. 

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3. Miami 

Miami is sun and fun! And it's out, supporting the pride for a long time now. The Wynwood Arts District is a place where you'll find numerous museums and studios. And don't forget to hire a car so you can have a trip to the World Erotic Art Museum. But let's not forget all the glittering gay-friendly beaches, which are bedazzling. Miami Beach has always been a hotspot for the LGBT community. Visit the beach or a museum - the choice is yours. Miami remains the gay mecca that has it all. 

Miami

Fancy dining in Miami

Yes, the'50s back, and for some comfort & gourmet food, you need to head to Vagabond Kitchen and Bar. Try out their Chicken Liver Mousse, Duck breasts with Cauliflower Puree and Crispy Chickpea. Not fond of fresh juicy meat? No problem, their Pappardelle Pasta is to die for! Return to the '50s and visit the Vagabond Kitchen & Bar on Biscayne Blvd.

Miami Beach

4. Key West

If you want to experience all the glam Florida has to offer, there's no place like Key West. Art plays a starring role here. Visit Ernest Hemingway's Museum where Papa used to live, do some bar-hopping to discover favorite places of Truman Capote, or check out some of the many expensive art galleries. All you need to do is to find your groove.

 

Fancy dining in Key West

Near the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, you'll find a welcoming gay-owned restaurant Lateda. Blow your taste buds away with their Baked Stuffed Oysters or the La te da Wedge Salat – just in case you didn't know – blue cheese with mango is a perfect combination. 

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5. Tampa

For all the Dali fans, this is a dream come true. In the Dali Museum, you'll see works from Dali's entire career. Besides culture, there are numerous exciting beaches and bars in Tampa. Have you had enough of bar hopping? May we suggest you go for a quick swim with sharks? Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay offers precisely that. 

Tampa Aquarium

Fancy dining in Tampa

Where to eat in Tampa Bay if you're gay? We recommend Restaurant BT. Settle in for a feast of Tuna Sashimi and Coq Au Vin. Sparkling Louis Dumont Rose will fit well with just everything. Cheers!

Restaurant BT

 

 

 


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