Results tagged “Key West”

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, 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]

Key West turns up the heat

By Troy Petenbrink
August 9, 2013 11:21 AM |
Key West gets a little hotter Aug. 15 through 18 when the Key West Business Guild, one of the oldest LGBT chamber organizations in the U.S., presents "Tropical Heat." Tropical Heat offers four days of fever-pitch revelry in the island city of Key West, whose openness and respect for diversity have made it a top LGBT vacation destination. This all-male event includes intriguingly ... [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: ... [Read]

Popular destinations for LGBT travelers, Palm Springs, Key West and Puerto Vallarta, are also among the list of top vacation rental destinations for 2013. The list was compiled by the vacation rental website,, and based on year-to-date bookings. According to USA Today, a review of FlipKey's data finds that Key West is the top Florida destination from January to May, ... [Read]

Key West rang in 2013 with the annual dropping of drag queen extraordinaire Sushi in a giant red shoe from the Bourbon Street Pub Complex on famed Duval Street. [Photo by Andy Newman] Related articles Meet the star of Key West's 'drag queen drop' ( Food, wine and Key West - oh my ( ... [Read]

It will soon become a whole lot easier to travel to the South Florida resort city of Key West. It was announced yesterday that beginning Saturday, Dec. 22, visitors can fly nonstop between Key West and both Washington, D.C. and New York City, when US Airways and Delta Airlines expand seasonal service to the Florida Keys. "This expansion of service reflects the airlines' confidence in ... [Read]

Halloween is a gay High Holy Day. LGBT travels have a plethora of opportunities to don costumes, seek a scare and party like a rock star zombie.  Here are Elsewhere's 2012 Halloween travel picks: Las Vegas - Sin City was practically made for Halloween. It is an excuse for every over the top bar, nightclub and entertainment to be even more over the ... [Read]

Five fall gay travel picks

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
September 1, 2012 11:45 AM |
Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer travel season but that's no excuse to put away the luggage. Elsewhere has five fall LGBT travel picks to help stimulate your wanderlust: September 27 to 30: Get Wet Weekend (Curacao) - In celebration of its diverse and gay friendly community, the beautiful southern Caribbean island of Curaçao will host its ... [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]

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]

The pop of a Champagne cork might sound the same no matter where you are doing New Years Eve but not all destinations are created equal.  Here are Elsewhere's top three LGBT-friendly picks for celebrating the arrival of 2012: New York City -- Time Square is synonymous with New Year's Eve. The first Ball Lowering celebration occurred in 1907, and the ... [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]

As June is LGBT Pride Month, many hotels are offering promotions to attract gay travelers. Here are two offers that were shared with Metro Weekly: Key West, Florida Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa is offering a warm welcome for everyone to come and be part of Key West's “One Human Family” in honor of the annual Pride Festival taking ... [Read]