10.) Orlando, FL, USA
Between Disney World’s Gay Days and a stunning array of night clubs, Orlando has long been a world-famous destination for the non-hetero population. Last year’s tragic attack on the Pulse nightclub has only served to strengthen the wonderful community there, and after a deserved pause, the city’s gay nightlife is back in full force. Days wearing rainbow Mickey ears and nights dancing our butts off? Sign us up!
9.) Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
American jet-setters have long regarded Costa Rica as a vacation spot where you can get a whole lot of bang for your buck. This affordable destination is a favorite of hikers and lovers of the outdoors — and Manuel Antonia just happens to have a semi-private gay beach (Playita Beach) if you just feel like lounging in the sun. Gay-friendly hotels mean that you can really relax in this seaside locale. Lush, tropical, wallet-friendly — what more could you wish for?
8.) San Sebastian, Spain
If your vacations are less about partying and more about culture, may we recommend this hidden gem? Voted 2016’s European Capital of Culture, San Sebastian is brimming with arts, music and mouth-watering cuisine. This city boasts an astounding 34 Michelin-star restaurants — a factoid you can sink your teeth into. With the charm of a Spanish countryside town and the refined attitude of a much bigger city, San Sebastian is a destination we dare you not to fall in love with.