LGBTQ Holidays

Best vacation ideas for young gay singles traveling solo

Vacation ideas for young gay singles

Are you a gay single wanting the to explore the World?

Do you love catching up with young men on your gay singles vacations?

Then you are one of the few lucky ones around – congratulations on living a life King sized!

Here in this article, we recommend five most gay-friendly cities for singles.

These are the best cities in the world for gay singles holidays with many LGBTQ tour operators offering some of the best gay singles vacation packages.

In these cities, you don’t have to worry about being stared at or not finding a gay partner.

Travelling alone? Really?

A lot of gay singles would love to find a gay partner during their holidays.

Or if there is an option, occasionally join other gay travel groups for good quality fun.

This is why of all the gay tour packages sold today in the travel industry more than 50% are gay trips for singles.

This means you will be able to meet a lot of gay singles if you do a bit of homework on the best gay solo travel destinations out there.

There is a massive advantage of traveling as a group on a gay singles vacation package tour.

The tour operator creates opportunities for you to meet other gays traveling solo.

They set up Special Singles dinner night or Singles gatherings for your benefit.

There are various stories of how two young gay singles have met during holidays at one of the gay getaways for singles.

Many such couples go on to build long-lasting relationships.

There are all-gay cruises such as the LA to Mexico Halloween Cruise abroad Norwegian Jewel or the Navigator Caribbean cruise.

A lot of young gay men prefer these as holiday options.

If cruises aren’t your thing you can head out on a gay solo travel to Europe.

Tip: Cities that are friendly to lesbians usually end up being gay-friendly as well. Check out the best cities for lesbian travel.

Best gay holidays for singles

We present below five cities which are amazing getaways for gay singles holidays.

For each of the cities, we have also presented tours customised for the gay community.

Vacations ideas for young singles gays

1. San Francisco

Gay travel in San Francisco
San Francisco is very tolerant of LGBT community. In fact, there is hardly any concept of specific gay-friendly hotels or restaurants. Every place is gay-friendly. Image:

San Francisco is for sure the Mecca of gay travel. It is the city that practically invented gay.

San Francisco is the hub of amazing restaurants and gay-friendly hotels.

Whether you are planning a weekend gateway or a long vacation, San Francisco can be one of the best destinations.

A very large part of the population is young and gay here. So it’s pretty easy for you to find a lot of places to hang out.

You can find a lot of activities and if Gods be good a young, sexy lad too.

This liberal destination welcomes everyone with open arms.

There are some amazing gay resorts for singles in San Francisco, which are offered by the best of gay tour agents. So don’t miss out.

Recommended tours: If you prefer you can embark on the most popular tour customised for gays – the walking tour of San Francisco’s Gay & Lesbian district. Or choose from the other SFO attractions such as Alcatraz, Golden Bridge etc here.

2. London

Gay Travel for singles and couples in London
This photo is taken in front of Ku bar, London’s award-winning gay bar. It has been winning awards for Sexiest Bar Staff, Best Bar and Ultimate Gay Brand for 20+ years. Image:

London is home to Europe’s largest gay population.

It is not just the political, economic and cultural capital of United Kingdom but also its gay capital.

It is one of the best gay solo travel destinations.

London has world class gay bars, pubs and hotels.

These are perfect for young gay singles hoping for good quality fun during an affordable holiday.

The most vibrant, eclectic and passionate individuals of London LGTB community organize events all through the year.

On your ‘pink visit’ to London don’t forget to visit Soho, East London, and The N1 Gay Mile.

These places make London city one of the best tourist destinations for young gay singles.

Recommended tours: The best gay tour in London is that of the Soho district, known for its LGBTQ with all its sex shops, burlesque shows and gay and lesbian bars. Or you can check out the usual London tourist attractions here.

3. Amsterdam

Gay holidays in Amsterdam for Singles
Amsterdam Gay Pride takes place at the end of July to the first week of August and this is the best time to mingle with the gay community. Image:

Amsterdam is one of the most tolerant and gay-friendly cities – not just in Europe but in the whole world.

Amsterdam was already celebrating being gay even when rest of the world considered it an illness.

Being one of the biggest gay centers of the world, it works as one of the best vacation spots for young gay singles. So much so that Amsterdam is also known as the “the gay way to Europe.”

Gay Amsterdam is awesome in the months of August and October.

In August there is Gay Pride – the best event to celebrate the pride of being gay.

In October there is one more event Leather Pride, in which young men from all over the world come for various parties and activities.

These events attract a lot of young gay crowd.

They go for all-inclusive packages from gay travel companies much in advance for their solo or group tour.

Since Amsterdam is so friendly towards gays, you don’t really need to book yourself into a gay singles resort.

Recommended tours: In Amsterdam you can build your itinerary using the regular tours, and add the below given gay-friendly walking tours to the mix –

  1. Gay history tour of Amsterdam
  2. Gaily tour of Amsterdam
  3. Tour of Amsterdam’s LGBTQ scene

4. Rio de Janeiro

Pick up gay singles at Rio de Janeiro
If you looking to meet other gay singles, there is no better place than the sands of Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro. You will spot beautiful bronze bodies all over. Image:

While talking about travel destination for gay singles (or couples) one can’t afford to miss ‘Rio de Janeiro’.

There are lots of gay attractions in this city – sunny weather, healthy environment, fierce nightlife, stunning people, exotic baths, beaches and gay carnivals are just some of them.

These key attractions of Rio de Janeiro have made it one of the most popular gay single attractions in the world.

Young gays prefer it because the city is full of activity.

The Ipanema beach, which is also often referred to as the gay beach, lures everyone.

Excellent gay-owned restaurants, cafés, gay bars, nightclubs, parties, and baths are some just some of the mentionables at Ipanema beach.

When you are in Rio de Janeiro, make sure you attend the gay carnival.

At the carnival, you get to shake your booties with the most beautiful, young people from around the world.

No matter what time of the year you visit Rio, you will fall in love.

Recommended tours: Since everything is so open and accepted in Rio, you can opt for the regular tours of the city. If you want to explore the gay nightlife of the city, we suggest this gay bars Rio de Janeiro nightlife tour

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5. New York City

Best bar for Gay Singles in New York
Barracuda Lounge in New York is one of the finest gay destinations for singles. Image:

When you think of gay-friendly vacation spots, New York City springs to mind as an amazing holiday option.

This vibrant city must be on your travel card if you want some “all young men fun” during your gay singles travel.

New York City is gaining popularity amongst LGBTQ because of its embracing attitude.

New York doesn’t condemn, it doesn’t judge – which is why it is a special destination for gay singles. NY City boasts of plenty of gay destinations.

LGBT community center, Julius oldest gay bar, dance bars and nightclubs are some of the amazing spots you should check out.

New York’s libraries, museums and streets flooded with shopping centers are a must visit too.

Two vacation spots for gay solos which deserve an honorary mention here are Gay New Orleans and Gay Provincetown.

Before heading out on your gay singles tour, do check with your gay tour operator as well.

For they may know your preferences better and may suggest cities perfect for your taste.

Recommended Tours: If you land up in New York, besides the regular tours most tourists take we also suggest Gaylarious, an LGBT friendly stand-up comedy show and Greenwich Village walking tour

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He is a two-faced traveler, who enjoys both the hustle-bustle of an urban holiday and the serenity of a break from the rest of the World. During some of his vacations, he is a resort hopper, and on others, he barely spends time in his hotel. He loves to try mouth-watering local cuisines, especially non-vegetarian dishes. Favourite Cities: Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Dublin, Prague, Vienna