LGBTQ Holidays

Best vacations spots for lesbians traveling single, as couples or in groups

Single lesbian travel

When it’s time for a long vacation or a weekend getaway, all you need is a vacation spot where you can be free and be yourself. After all, good vacation destinations mean a place of fun and frolic without having to look over your shoulder all the time. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy for a lesbian single or a lesbian couple or a lesbian traveling in a group to choose their next vacation spot. To be honest, safe gay travel for men is a bit easier than it is for women. It starts with the vacation listings themselves. More often than not when a vacation listing says “gay friendly” it doesn’t mean it is also “lesbian friendly.” This is why we strongly recommend checking in lesbian travel discussion boards or calling in and checking with the hotel/resort how lesbian-friendly they are. Not all places which are safe for lesbian group travel can be good for lesbian singles travel as well.

You may want a great vacation in the company of women, or you may be just bringing your lady company on your vacation. You may be looking for some romance during the holiday and hoping to find a partner, or just have good old lesbian sex vacation. Whatever may be your objective, please review our recommendation for the best vacations for lesbian singles and groups carefully before making your choice.

Best vacations spots for lesbians

We are soon going to write about lesbian cruise for singles, lesbian vacation packages, and best lesbian resorts in USA but right now this article doesn’t cover all this. Check out six amazing vacation spots for lesbians traveling single or in groups.

Lesbian vacation Spot #1: Provincetown, USA

Lesbian Travel - Provincetown, USA
Provincetown, USA is a great holiday spot for both single lesbians as well as lesbian couples. Image: travelandleisure.com

A small fishing town at the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Provincetown is The Hub for lesbians. Today Provincetown is broadly considered as a safe place as lesbians can have to be themselves. This city definitely grabs position number one as the most lesbian-friendly vacation spot. It is not just that, it also has great vacation activities in the city – attractions such as rich art galleries, extremely beautiful restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife. Provincetown offers you the liberty of enjoying yourselves as a lesbian without any fear. Lesbians from across the world come here at Provincetown and enjoy their holidays at their own pace. This is one place where you may find a lot of love and sex as a lesbian.

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Useful Lesbian Travel Websites: Olivia.com | Iglta.org – for LGBT Toursim

Lesbian vacation Spot #2: Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Lesbian travel - Northampton, USA
Northampton has been so safe for lesbian single travel as well as couple travelers that it has been nicknamed “Lesbianville USA”. Image: hotelnorthampton.com

Coming close on the heels of Provincetown, Northampton is also one of the best vacation spots for lesbian singles. As long back as 1992, The National Enquirer had dubbed Northampton as “Lesbianville U.S.A.” In fact the western city of Northampton draws the most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers every year. As an added bonus, gays and lesbians can legally get married in Massachusetts. Since there are various colleges and universities the average age of the city remains low and thus keeping the excitement high. If you plan your holiday in the month of May you can also attend the LGBT Noho Pride which celebrates the vibrant Lesbian and gay community of the city.

Lesbian vacation Spot #3: San Francisco, USA

Lesbian travel - San Francisco, USA
A lesbian couple travel on their motorcycle during the Dykes on Bikes part of the SF Pride Parade. Many single and couple lesbians ensure they are part of the Pride Parade every year. Image: Thomas Hawk on Flickr

San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything. It doesn’t matter if you are a first time visitor or a regular one, this city would give you something about many things. A great population of lesbians can be seen in the city throughout the year. San Francisco city embraces lesbians with great fanfare and keeps them close to its heart. In fact, this where gay nightlife, gay culture and gay politics was born. If you are a lesbian on a holiday, there are a great number of exotic restaurants to start your day and a lot of pub and clubs to chill out in the night.

Lesbian vacation Spot #4: Montreal, Canada

Lesbian travel - Montreal, Canada
The folks of Montreal have been welcoming traveling lesbian singles and couples much before everybody else. Image: Localmontrealtours.com

The city has got a great gay and lesbian scene because same sex marriage is legalized in Montreal. Le Drugstore, is a multi-story bar and dance club, designed for lesbians. Le Drugstore provides a lively, sporty environment to all the lesbians who visit Montreal. The place is flooded with booze, dancing, parties, flirting, gaming till the classy pub shuts down at 3 a.m. If you are single lesbians visiting Montreal, you must visit Rue Sainte Catherene. St. Catherene has got a great nightlife, exciting shopping option and exotic restaurants with a variety of cuisine you never knew existed. During your vacation, do try out the many dance bars and clubs that are owned by lesbians – they offer strip dance shows too. Montreal is also a great place for a lesbian sex vacation if that is what you have in mind.

Lesbian vacation Spot #5: Las Vegas, USA

Single Lesbian Traveler to Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the finest places for LGBTQ travel. As a traveling lesbian, when you are in Vegas you must visit dance clubs exclusive to lesbians. Image: vegasgirlsnightout.com

Needless to say, Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of World with lots of night parties, gaming and nightlife. When you plan your visit as a lesbian single to Las Vegas, make sure it includes a Saturday night. All traveling lesbians – traveling alone or in groups – find Las Vegas a tourist paradise. The Booty Bar begins at 11 pm and is the dance club exclusive to lesbians. Those who have spent an evening here come out gushing how The Booty Bar is a hot sensual, hot place for lesbian entertainment. Since this is an all-lesbian joint, if you are lucky you may also go home with a special someone once the party is over. All lesbian vacationers to Las Vegas prefer to visit Valley of lesbians: valley of fire. This valley would give you an entirely different view of world. If you want to breathe in fresh air, you must visit this valley. The valley is perfect for lounging or just enjoying from a distance.

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Lesbian vacation Spot #6: Portland, USA

Couple lesbian travel - Portland, USA
Portland is perhaps the best place for single lesbian travel or couple lesbians on a holiday. Image: thrillist.com

Portland has one of the big concentrations of lesbian crowd on the West Coast. Many women – lesbians or not – visit this place to feel free from rest of the World. The lesbian traveling visitors would always find Portland a very comfortable and entertaining place to visit. You can, for once see yourself reflected in the majority of faces that you pass on the streets of Portland. Egyptian Room in Portland is the place where lesbian ladies make the best of their nightlife. With a large dance floor, two bars and a karaoke room, this Egyptian Room is best to be visited on Friday and Saturday nights. Besides lesbians, Portland is famous for coffee and bookstores. Flooded with bookstores, Portland gives you a great variety of gay and lesbian novels and magazines that would match your interests. If you have got an interest in music, Portland Lesbian choir would be the place to visit. Once you have had a vacation in Portland you will want to holiday here again. This city is nicknamed Lesbianville of West.

Lesbian vacation Spot #7: Sydney, Australia

Couple lesbian holiday Sydney
The Australians are welcoming of the LGBTQ community, and go to great lengths to make them feel welcome. Thanks to the numerous attractions in Sydney, it figures in lots of lesbian group tour packages as well. Image: Complexmania.com

Sydney’s fight to become lesbian friendly destination has been with itself and has been long and arduous. But now that nobody stares at lesbian singles and lesbian couples, Sydney has become the gay and lesbian capital down under. Thanks to the integration, now the LGBT community is a visible and vibrant part of Sydney lifestyle. In fact, Sydney’s lavish annual Mardi Gras celebration becomes the focus of the gay world in February-March of each year. This LGBTQ event has been going on for the last 40 years – one of the longest in the World.

With areas such as Bondi Beach and Newtown to explore, with Opera House performances available on all days, with amazing food and wine opportunities Sydney ends up being the perfect vacation destination for both lesbian singles and couples. When you are in the Australian capital, do try out McIvers Baths, Sly Fox and Exchange Hotel – the finest lesbian bars in town. While planning your lesbian vacation in Sydney, do factor in dates of the numerous festivals – Mardi Gras, Sydney Leather Pride, and Harbour City Bears (just in case you like to watch hairy gay men).

Lesbian vacation Spot #8: Paris, France

Lesbian love in Paris
When love is the need of the hour, can Paris be behind? This lesbian-loving city is the most romantic destination for lesbian couples and singles. In fact, there is so much love floating around Paris that you start your vacation as a lesbian single and end it as a couple. Image: Pinterest.com

It isn’t without reason that Paris in France is also known as ‘Gay Paree.’ While, Le Marais is the mainstay of lesbian (and gay) nightlife, you can be as much a lesbian as you want in rest of the city as well. Display of affection between lesbians happens all the time in public, and doesn’t raise eyebrows. In fact, Paris is the European capital for all things lesbian. If you are planning a lesbian single or group tour to Paris, we recommend you check on the events calendar first – one of the best time to visit is late June when the Gay Pride Day happens. Some of the finest lesbian pubs are 3W Kafe, les Jacasses, La Champmesle etc. One of the must visit Paris attractions for lesbians is the memorial in front of Hotel de Ville, where a gay couple was burnt to death in 1750 – the last couple to be punished for being gay in Paris. During your holiday in Paris you can take along your lesbian partner and visit Legay Choc bakeries, which are stocked with penis-shaped edibles. The best source for all information on lesbian travel to Paris is the Center for LGBT in Paris.

Lesbian vacation Spot #9: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lesbian Couples getaway in Rio De Janeiro
Rio De Janeiro is another amazing travel destination for lesbian singles and couples. It is safe (if you stick to the advice of the locals), it is romantic, and it caters to all price ranges. Image: Travelocity.com

There’s no law against homosexuality in Brazil and the Government has been coming with LGBTQ friendly policies to make the city even safer. Did you know that 25% of all people who come for a vacation in Rio de Janeiro are LGBTQ? No wonder Rio de Janeiro is known as the gay capital of Latin America. All through the city you will find cafes, restaurants and drinking spots which welcome lesbians with open arms. During your lesbian getaway in Rio you will come across the abbreviation GLS many times. It is the Brazilian short form for “Gays, Lesbians and Sympathizers.” When it is used regarding a venue or an event, it just means that anybody with an open mind can walk in. Rio is a city without prejudice. If you are a lesbian single traveling alone the best way to meet another lesbian traveler is by visiting the numerous beaches in the city. At the beaches, you will get invited to numerous parties and events which can also help you meet other lesbians. You can double the fun by planning a lesbian group tour to Rio around the Rio Carnival.

Lesbian vacation Spot #10: Bangkok, Thailand

Lesbian single couples and group holidays in Bangkok
Bangkok is the cheapest city for a lesbian getaway – be it single, couples or for a group of traveling lesbians. It is also one of the most liberal destinations in South East Asia. Image: Queermango.com

Bangkok is one of the most affordable and yet romantic vacation spots for lesbian singles, lesbian couples or groups of lesbians. Having said that, you need to know that Thais have a slightly different understanding of lesbians which confuses them a bit when they meet lesbian from the Western world. Being slightly conservative, a part of Bangkok still believes that a lesbian couple is made up of a ‘butch’ lesbian who dresses up as a man and a ‘Femme’ lesbian who dresses up as a lady. But don’t you worry, the Thais are very tolerant of lesbians and gays. So much so, they don’t have separate lesbian bars – any bar you walk into is lesbian friendly. Some of the bars frequented by lesbians wanting to paint the town red are – Zeta, Vega Café, The Balcony etc. More on Lesbian nightlife in Bangkok.

Public display of affection by lesbians is perfectly alright during your Bangkok vacation. However, if you move out of the city center and into the suburbs it is advisable to tone down a bit. Just so you know, Thailand is slowly moving towards official recognition of same-sex unions.

There are a few more cities in the World that make a great vacation for a lesbian single or lesbian groups. They are – Palm Springs, Seattle, New York City, etc. Don’t take our word, book your next singles or group travel package to one of these cities. Just in case you were looking for clothing optional beaches and resorts in Florida.

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