Long the fun, high-end destination for gay travelers around the country and all over the world, this fall Miami Beach has lots of events, activities and deals for stimulating and exciting fall travel. From unique packages at several hotels to the one-of-a-kind White Party, one of the largest fundraisers in the country for HIV/AIDS, Miami Beach is buzzing with a calendar stuffed with experiences and happenings.
Global LGBT spending on travel is estimated to be more than $200 billion per year with millions of those dollars spent in South Florida. “Miami Beach has always been a haven for the LGBT community,” notes Peggy Benua, Chair, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA). “With each passing year, however, our hotels, cultural and social venues really turn up the heat on the quality of offerings available to this community. That’s what makes our city so exciting to visit, the unpredictable but endless variety of lodging and entertainment that’s accessible here.”
Can’t make White Party week? Then there’s a host of LGBT focused and friendly places to hang out during a Miami Beach visit including the Palace Bar with its infamous Brunchic on Sundays. Each week this Drag Brunch showcases performances and bottomless mimosas for $39.95 per person. You can also enjoy their Saturday brunch, Sabado Gigantes. Twist lounge and bar is the longest running gay nightlife venue in South Florida. A South Beach “must-do”, it has continuously redefined itself in the past 18 years. Visitors can also check out Score nightclub and relax and soak up some sun in the daytime at 12th Street Beach or Haulover Beach Park.