Results tagged “Florida”

Key West is offering LGBT adults the opportunity to visit South Florida and re-live or experienced for the first time sleep away camp in a gay-friendly atmosphere. Kamp Key West, set for Thursday through Sunday, May 15 to 18, offers a menu of land-and-sea adventures for grownup LGBT "kampers" in the island city renowned for its all-embracing diversity. Daily ... [Read]

It has been called "best gay resort in the world" by Outtraveler.com, but the future of the Island House resort in Key West, Fla., is now uncertain. Yesterday, the resort's current owner Jon Allen announced his plans to sell the property in an email message. In his message Allen wrote, "I have decided to sell the Island House and my ... [Read]

That rodent Punxsutawney Phil says there are many more weeks of winter left in the season but that doesn't mean you have to sit around waiting for the next polar vortex. It is plenty warm in California's desert city of Palm Springs and Florida's southernmost city of Key West - two of the most gay-friendly destinations in the United States. ... [Read]

The Grand Resort and Spa, which promotes itself as "Fort Lauderdale Beach’s largest and finest gay owned and operated men’s resort hotel," was named one of the the top all-inclusive resorts in the world by Travelchannel.com. A member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, The Grand Resort and Spa is no stranger to positive reviews.  It has four ... [Read]

Discounted flights, accomodations and activites are all available to LGBT co-eds seeking to escape to Florida's gay-friendly Key West for spring break. And, BTW, there are beaches in Key West! Get all the details at: www.gayspringbreakkeywest.com. ... [Read]

Already a top destination for gay travelers, Fort Lauderale is not resting in its effort to attract more members of the LGBT community to the coastal resort city. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the pointment of Richard Gray [pictured] as the managing director for the LGBT Market "Richard has been one of the most experienced and ... [Read]

Everyone loves a nice package, and the historic Art Deco Beacon Hotel South Beach offers multiple promotional packages. Among hotel's getaways for couples is the "Amour Package" that comes with an ocean front room, bottle of bubbly and chocolates. For it's "Girls Weekend," guests can get up to 15% off when booking multiple rooms.   With 73 beautiful rooms and two VIP suites, the ... [Read]

Key West: Pride in paradise

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 13, 2012 11:00 AM |
Rainbow flags appeared to be flying from nearly every building in Key West in recognition of the city's annual gay pride celebration. Thousands of visitors from across the U.S. and around the world joined with the local community for Key West Pride 2012, which began on Wednesday, June 6 and ending on Sunday, June 10. The five-day event included a ... [Read]

Key West is contagious

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
April 16, 2012 9:11 AM |
The Key West Business Guild, one of the oldest LGBT Chamber of Commerce organizations in the U.S., has launched a fun and sexy viral video to promote a few of the city's 2012 gay-friendly events, including: Key West Pride: June 6 to 10 Tropical Heat: August 16 to 19 Womenfest: September 4 to 9 More information on visiting gay-friendly Key West ... [Read]

Gay Days Orlando is booking fast

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
March 29, 2012 5:15 PM |
Mickey, Donald, Goofy and the whole Disney gang will be waiting for you at Gay Days Orlando 2012, but you might not be so lucking with a room. This year's Gay Days, May 29 to June 4, is expected to attract 150,000 participants. And rooms at the host hotel, the recently remodeled Doubletree by Hilton Orlando At SeaWorld (formerly the Doubletree Resort Orlando ... [Read]

Island House Key West, an award-winning gay men's clothing-optional guesthouse located in the sun-drenched Florida Keys, announced that it's continuing its popular "Buy 4, Get 3 Free" promotion until the end of June. Guests who purchase a qualifying four-night stay from now through June 30, 12, will receive a free three-night summer stay. The free stay can be taken weeknights ... [Read]

Orlando welcomes gay service members

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
February 19, 2012 8:32 AM |
  OutServe, the association of actively-serving LGBT military personnel, has chosen Orlando as the host city for its 2012 national conference. The Second Annual OutServe International Leadership Conference will take place October 25 to 28, 2012, at the Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort (pictured), an Armed Forces Recreation Center. The OutServe conference is a big win for Converge Orlando ... [Read]

(Re)Discover South Beach's Delano

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
February 10, 2012 8:00 AM |
Image via Wikipedia For travelers who know Miami's Delano, they know it has been one of South Beach's most stylish and decadent hotels for more than half a century. For those who have never been, it is not to be missed. Built in 1947 and updated throughout the years, the towering art deco Delano is located directly on the beach.  Famed ... [Read]

When you hear historic hotel, you might begin to think musty smells, small rooms and more layers of paint than a Paula Dean cake. So when I tell you that the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Fl., is more than 85 years old, let me also say that like Dolly, Cher and Joan, this grand dame ... [Read]

Review: Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
September 9, 2011 8:43 PM |
To simply call Key West, Florida, a gay-friendly destination is a disservice. The southernmost city in the continental United States is a destination for everyone -- gay, straight and everything in between. As a matter of fact, more than a decade ago, Key West passed the One Human Family proclamation stating that "all other people are our equals," and urged everyone to ... [Read]

The Island House Key West, billed as "the longest continuously operated gay guesthouse in the world," announced its 35th anniversary in business with a throwback to 1976 prices. All 39 rooms will be offered at $13, the price it charged when it opened in 1976, for the night of June 25, 2012. The special offer is available exclusively through a ... [Read]

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