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Explore Gay Sarasota: Florida Travel Guide

Undecided on which LGBTQ-friendly Florida town to explore? Looking for a casual beach vibe? Dreaming of fine-dining, luxury, and culture? You can have it all in Sarasota. From the shimmering Gulf access to the arts, Sarasota is an ideal gay Florida vacation destination. How Gay is Sarasota? Although Sarasota leans red at the polls, the …

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LGBT St Petersburg FL Travel Guide

St. Pete Pride Gay Florida Travel Guide

St. Petersburg – The Sunshine City St. Petersburg, otherwise known as St. Pete or “The Burg” by locals, is one of Florida’s top destinations for fun, sun, culture, art, food, and sunshine. Dubbed the Sunshine City decades ago by a newspaper editor who was so confident in the region’s weather, he promised readers a free …

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Ocala Zip Lining

Ocala Road Trip & Vacation Guide: Gay Florida Travel

Most Florida tourists and snowbirds head straight to Orlando or the beaches, missing out on some of the prettiest areas in our state. Although Ocala doesn’t rank as a top destination for a gay Florida vacation, if chaps and saddles are your thing, then you’ll enjoy Florida’s laidback and lush farm country. Ocala is sandwiched …

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Treasure Island Map

Treasure Island Road Trip Guide: Gay Florida Travel

For a true Florida experience, check out the Gulf community of Treasure Island. This gem of a town offers something for everyone. And with my Treasure Island road trip suggestions, it will be a breeze to plan your stay.   Treasure Island is directly north of St. Pete Beach, less than 20 minutes west of …

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Mount Dora Road Trip Guide: Gay Florida Travel

My Mount Dora Road Trip Before I share with you all of my Mount Dora road trip tips and suggestions, I feel the need to a share with you why this little town has become my favorite place to visit, and potentially live, in Florida. Aside from the fact that I am convinced this is …

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Iconic 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Explore Scenic Highway 30A on the Florida Panhandle

Come along as we take a leisurely drive down the Florida Panhandle’s Scenic Highway 30A, bordered by Santa Rosa Beach and Destin to the West and Panama City to the East. This picturesque two-lane road stretches 24 miles along the unspoiled beaches and charming towns of the Emerald Coast. Dune Allen Dune Allen is nestled …

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Gainesville Florida

Gay Florida Road Trip Guide to Gainesville

History of Gainesville Gainesville is the largest city in North Central Florida and part of Alachua County, Florida. Incorporated in 1869, the city of Gainesville was a key Florida Railroad connector pre-Civil War and prospered as an important cotton shipping facility post-Civil War. And following the Great Depression, Gainesville became the center of tung oil production in the …

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Destin's crystal blue waters. Photo by Rachel Covello

Gay Florida Panhandle Road Trip Guide

Florida’s Panhandle stretches roughly 200 miles from the state line at Alabama east to Apalachicola and north to Tallahassee. The region is home to numerous historical, natural, and cultural gems – and the bluest waters I’ve seen in Florida. If you’re interested in a Panhandle road trip, then plan at least a few days in …

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Gay Florida Road Trip Guide: Tallahassee

Tallahassee was a stop-over point on my Big Gay Florida Road Trip between St. Augustine and the Florida Panhandle. I didn’t expect to explore the region much, as I was more focused on catching up on my sleep. But alas, the city offered too many hidden treasures to uncover. I arrived in Tallahassee in the …

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St. Augustine Road Trip

Gay Florida Road Trip Guide: St. Augustine

As luck would have it, my Big Gay Florida Road Trip overlapped my 40th birthday celebration. Since parties are out this year and social distancing in, I planned out my month-long journey with the intention of being in St. Augustine on my special day. Who wouldn’t want to toast to 40 years with a cup …

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Gay Friendly New Smyrna Beach

Gay Florida Road Trip Guide: New Smyrna Beach

After leaving Melbourne, on my Big Gay Florida Road Trip, I headed further up Florida’s Space Coast to the beautiful New Smyrna Beach. This popular beach town is an hour north of the Kennedy Space Center and less than 30 minutes south of Daytona Beach. Technically still considered to be a town on Florida’s Space …

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Space Coast Gay Travel

Gay Florida Space Coast Road Trip Guide

The Space Coast, more specifically Melbourne, was stop number nine on my Big Gay Florida Road Trip. After a nonstop twelve days on the road in busier regions, I was eager to relax and unwind in a more suburban Florida town. I got exactly that in Melbourne, along Florida’s Space Coast. Located directly to the …

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Delray Beach road trip

Gay Florida Road Trip Guide to Delray Beach

The charming and historic town of Delray Beach bustles with eateries, galleries, shops, live entertainment, and festivals. There’s always something happening along Atlantic Avenue, often referred to as “America’s Longest Main Street.” There’s a reason this eclectic community was voted “Most Fun Small Town” by USA Today. Delray Beach hosts a variety of festivals, and …

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What to do in Fort Lauderdale

Gay Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide: Eat, Sleep, and Have Fun!

The Greater Fort Lauderdale region includes 23 miles of beautiful golden beaches. The region has become a top tourism destination for international travelers, northerners and Florida residents. Fort Lauderdale is also a major hub for the LGBTQ+ community, making it a prime destination for queer travelers. This South Florida destination where “everyone under the sun” …

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Florida Keys

Gay Road Trip Guide to the Florida Keys

Get ready for the gay Florida Keys road trip of a lifetime. Florida’s Overseas Highway is possibly one of the most iconic roadways in America, if not the world. This 125 mile-long historic roadway, with 42 bridges, including the famous 7-Mile Bridge, takes you from the Mainland U.S. over the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of …

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Miami Travel Guide

Gay Florida Travel Miami Road Trip Guide

If you’ve been thinking of a Miami road trip, but aren’t sure that the timing is right, relax. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Miami. Miami is a hustling, bustling city on Florida’s East Coast and the sixth most densely populated major city in the United States. It is known as a leader in finance, commerce, …

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Bradenton Florida

Gay Florida Road Trip Guide to Downtown Bradenton

Downtown Bradenton is a short drive south of St Petersburg, Florida, over the picturesque Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Prior to my Big Gay Florida Road Trip, I had spent several afternoons on Bradenton Beach. In fact, my wife proposed to me on the neighboring Ana Marie Island. However, I hadn’t previously explored Downtown Bradenton. In fact, …

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