When it comes to LGBT travel destinations there are obviously no limits. The LGBT community looks for exactly the same things that everyone else looks for when traveling…that is to say everything! From thrilling, adrenaline-packed adventure getaways to luxury, relaxing beach resorts, secluded mountain retreats to vibrant city breaks, there’s no one size fits all vacation here.
That being said, there are a few places around the world that are particularly well set up for LGBT travelers. So if you are planning a cruise in 2022 and want to make it as fabulous as possible, take a look at these options as some of the most friendly LGBT travel destinations around the world.
Denmark has long been at the forefront of LGBT rights, in both Europe and across the globe. The home of Lego, hygge, amazing design, and New Nordic Cuisine was also the first country in the world to recognize same-sex partnerships. Copenhagen is a glorious, open, welcoming capital city, with a wonderful dining culture, a truly amazing fashion scene, a bright and vibrant nightlife, and some of the coolest, edgiest neighborhoods anywhere in the world.
On the other side of the world, New Zealand is another country with a long history of progressive attitudes towards LGBT rights. In 1998 they were the first country in the world to legislate to allow businesses and enterprises to label as ‘Gay/Lesbian Friendly’, and they host one of the best and most exciting Pride events to be found anywhere, with Winter Pride offering a gay ski festival among its events. There is also a fantastic community of LGBT-friendly B&Bs right across the country, ensuring a warm welcome wherever you go.
Sitges is the beating heart of Spain’s LGBT scene, and one of the biggest gay destinations in Europe. With beautiful nude beaches, an amazing collection of LGBT festivals and events throughout the year, and one of the best collection of gay bars anywhere, not to mention the amazing Catalan culture and cuisine, this is a must-visit for any LGBT travelers.
Berlin has long been the LGBT party capital of the world, and it remains world-class when it comes to kink, fetish, and LGBT clubbing. Best of all, in Berlin the party never ends, with clubs and bars open all night and well into the next day. For the hardcore ravers, for sure, but Berlin is hard to beat.