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Top Five LGBT-Friendly Destinations For You To Visit This Summer

Looking to plan a vacation? Here’s five LGBT-friendly places to visit this summer…
 
With summer in full force, nothing makes someone want to travel more than hot weather and sunny skies. Here are the top five LGBT-friendly destinations for you to plan your summer vacation.
 
Berlin, Germany:
Around 30 years ago, Berlin was famously divided by a wall; separating eastern and western Europe. Today, the city is united once again, and proves to be one of the most open and tolerant cities in the world. The German capital is also home to a thriving gay party scene and contains a crazy number of LGBT-themed bars, clubs and parties. The city also has the unique Schwules Museum, which walks through the history of Berlin’s gay and trans community. The city is not limited to LGBT-related fun and offers a diverse and open assortment of entertainment for people from all over the world to enjoy.
 
Sitges, Spain:
Sitges may possibly be the LGBT-friendly vacation spot you never heard of. Located 35 km south of Barcelona, the coastal town proves to be one of the hottest LGBT-friendly destinations to vacation. With a staggering number of bars, such as Bear’s Bar, El Horno and Carousel Bar, the Mediterranean destination is certain to have something for everyone. But, bars aren’t the only thing going on here, as there is a beautiful stretch of 17 different beaches; The Platja d’Aiguadolç serving as the ‘in-place’ to relax and catch some rays. 
 
San Francisco, U.S.A:
San Francisco has always had the reputation of being the “gay person’s paradise,” and although stereotypes aren’t always accurate, the city definitely lives up to the name. Hosting as the home of the Castro (possibly the most famous gay district in the world), there are endless bars and restaurants, gay cinemas and gay rights movement activist Harvey Milk’s old camera store for you history buffs. The city is not limited to LGBT-themed fun and offers a wide variety of exciting sites to visit, such as Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Fisherman’s Wharf.
 
Mykonos, Greece:
The Greek islands are often considered to be some of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world. Mykonos, however, combines the natural beauty with a notoriously friendly LGBT scene. The small, but progressive island hosts an assortment of gay-themed hotels and resorts, with an equally diverse number of LGBT-oriented bars and clubs. As with every hot and sandy destination, no place would be complete without beaches; some of the most famous including Elia beach, Agrari beach and the nude Paranga beach. If you’re into sightseeing as well, the island hosts tourist sites such as: Katom Milli, Paraportiani church and the archaeological site of Delos- the supposed birthplace of the god Apollo.
 
Tel Aviv, Israel:
While Tel Aviv is completely surrounded by a more socially conservative Middle East, it speaks some truth when branding itself as the best country in the region for the LGBT community to live. Not only are Israelis generally tolerant of gay and trans peoples, but there is an endless number of bars and weekly parties that cater to the gay nightlife. The hot, Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches- particularly Hilton Beach- and hosting the only Pride Festival in the region definitely makes this city one of the best destinations for LGBT peoples to travel this summer.
 

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