Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Vacations

Fort Lauderdale

Your gay Fort Lauderdale vacation

Long past its cheap spring break days, this seaside resort town a short drive north of Miami is now a gay travel mecca. Fort Lauderdale vacations mean flashy high-rises in its downtown, and outdoor pedestrian streets with fabulous shops and restaurants. Look out Miami, Fort Lauderdale holds its sophisticated head high to its swanky neighbor to the south. There's obviously no lack of pride with gay Fort Lauderdale travel.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming Fort Lauderdale hotels

From $329

W Fort Lauderdale

4 stars
3.9 / 5 45 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Save 25% on your stay

Hip, trendy beachfront hotel offering resort-style service and feelFeaturing the signature "Whatever/Whenever" service and breathtaking views of the ocean from the public spaces and rooms, the W Fort Lauderdale offers a hip and sophisticated experience right on the beach. Perfect for leisure and business travelers, the... More

From $176

The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale

4 stars
4.2 / 5 78 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Few hotels encapsulate the laidback luxury of Fort Lauderdale quite as well as The Westin Beach Resort and Spa. Perched right on the waterfront, with a 6,335-foot sundeck crowning the hotel's brilliant blue high-rise, guests will take in the Atlantic Ocean in all of its boundless glory. Sink into a daydream with a neck... More

From $220

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

3 stars
3.8 / 5 183 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tucked between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean in Fort Lauderdale, the Courtyard by Marriott combines the beauty of the Florida countryside with the city's pulsing energy. Dine at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and the Blue Water Restaurant for some classic Florida sea fare - after you've had your fill,... More

From $349

The Atlantic Hotel and Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 78 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Each room and suite at the Atlantic Hotel and Spa in Florida features a full kitchenette with microwave, stove and fridge, so guests can stock up on their favorite snacks and juices for in-room meals, or call room service to have delicious foods prepared and delivered. Balconies look out across the ocean waves, while... More

From $339

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 93 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

The Marriott Harbor Hotel Fort Lauderdale is an upscale seaside hotel where guests can be as active or laidback as they wish. Try some traditional Florida fly-fishing, pound the sand playing beach volleyball, or send the kids off for a surfing lesson at the Surf Club wave simulator. Or relax and treat yourself to a... More

From $179

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six

4 stars
3.8 / 5 113 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

An enticing marina and glistening three-pool oasis Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort Spa and Marina towers over its crown jewel: a 127-slip marina and Aquatic Center, where guests can dock their yachts, rent water sports equipment or take a leisurely ride along the Intracoastal Waterway. Inside, visitors lap in the luxury of... More

From $159

When looking for Fort Lauderdale Airport hotels for a cruise or flight layover, the renovated Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port, with reinvented lobby and spacious guest rooms, is ideal. The Fort Lauderdale Airport hotel is located just off I-95, minutes away from Port Everglades and features free shuttle... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Fort Lauderdale hotels

The Grand Resort and Spa

3 stars
4.4 / 5 20 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Grand Resort and Spa is Fort Lauderdale Beach's largest and finest gay owned and operated men's resort hotel , located just steps from the beach and convenient to all the attractions and nightlife for which Ft. Lauderdale is now world renowned. Our standard of contemporary luxury rivals that found in today's... More

From $169

Cheston House Gay Men's Resort

3 stars
4.1 / 5 21 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

At Cheston House Men's Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, our commitment to you is to provide unparalleled service in an immaculate, warm, gay exclusive, friendly atmosphere at reasonable rates. The friendliest staff in Ft. Lauderdale would like to welcome you to our special gay oasis Ft. Lauderdale's Cheston House Men's Resort.... More

From $329

W Fort Lauderdale

4 stars
3.9 / 5 45 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Save 25% on your stay

Hip, trendy beachfront hotel offering resort-style service and feelFeaturing the signature "Whatever/Whenever" service and breathtaking views of the ocean from the public spaces and rooms, the W Fort Lauderdale offers a hip and sophisticated experience right on the beach. Perfect for leisure and business travelers, the... More

From $349

The Atlantic Hotel and Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 78 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Each room and suite at the Atlantic Hotel and Spa in Florida features a full kitchenette with microwave, stove and fridge, so guests can stock up on their favorite snacks and juices for in-room meals, or call room service to have delicious foods prepared and delivered. Balconies look out across the ocean waves, while... More

From $339

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 93 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Marriott Harbor Hotel Fort Lauderdale is an upscale seaside hotel where guests can be as active or laidback as they wish. Try some traditional Florida fly-fishing, pound the sand playing beach volleyball, or send the kids off for a surfing lesson at the Surf Club wave simulator. Or relax and treat yourself to a... More

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Gayborhood

Fort Lauderdale Gayborhood hotels

The Grand Resort and Spa

3 stars
4.4 / 5 20 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Grand Resort and Spa is Fort Lauderdale Beach's largest and finest gay owned and operated men's resort hotel , located just steps from the beach and convenient to all the attractions and nightlife for which Ft. Lauderdale is now world renowned. Our standard of contemporary luxury rivals that found in today's... More

From $169

Cheston House Gay Men's Resort

3 stars
4.1 / 5 21 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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At Cheston House Men's Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, our commitment to you is to provide unparalleled service in an immaculate, warm, gay exclusive, friendly atmosphere at reasonable rates. The friendliest staff in Ft. Lauderdale would like to welcome you to our special gay oasis Ft. Lauderdale's Cheston House Men's Resort.... More

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Fort Lauderdale Sat, Jan 10 - Sat, Jan 24 $187
Newark Fort Lauderdale Wed, Jan 21 - Thu, Jan 29 $189
Washington DC Fort Lauderdale Wed, Jan 7 - Sat, Jan 10 $145
Philadelphia Fort Lauderdale Fri, Jan 9 - Tue, Jan 13 $256
Chicago Fort Lauderdale Sat, Jan 17 - Tue, Jan 20 $177
Denver Fort Lauderdale Tue, Jan 13 - Sat, Jan 17 $187
Detroit Fort Lauderdale Mon, Jan 12 - Fri, Jan 23 $177
Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale Sun, Feb 1 - Sat, Feb 7 $257
Seattle Fort Lauderdale Fri, Jan 30 - Fri, Feb 6 $332
Boston Fort Lauderdale Wed, Jan 21 - Thu, Jan 22 $147
Indianapolis Fort Lauderdale Sun, Jan 11 - Sat, Jan 17 $284
Columbus Fort Lauderdale Tue, Jan 13 - Sat, Jan 17 $265
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Fort Lauderdale highlights

  • Refurbished gems

    Many of the once-shoddy '50s-era mom-and-pop motels that catered to spring-breakers reinvented themselves as gay resorts -- the town now has over two dozen gay and lesbian guesthouses. All told, the area's homo infrastructure numbers over 100 diverse gay businesses.

    Shopping

    The main drag of Wilton Drive overflows with gay shops, restaurants, and clubs, and there are also gay and lesbian shops found in adjoining Victoria Park and Oakland Park.

    Yachting

    Fort Lauderdale is often called the "yachting capital of the world" due to its 300 miles of navigable waterways and innumerable canals. Come in December for the Winterfest Boat Parade, when more than 100 illuminated boats float along the Intracoastal Waterway.

    Cultural attractions

    Forget the beach bimbo persona; the impressive Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art boasts a collection of ethnographic art from around the globe. Broadway-style performances erupt at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and don't forget the International Swimming Hall of Fame, with its hundreds of photographs of guys in wet Speedos.

    Gay and lesbian events

    Come in late October for the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, or for the Sunshine Stampede gay rodeo in April. One of the largest Pride festivals in Florida happens here in March -- and the city even holds a second one called the Stonewall Street Festival & Parade in June!

Insider tips for Fort Lauderdale gay travel

  • Take a boat, instead

    You don't need a friend with a luxury yacht to enjoy Fort Lauderdale's waterways -- water taxis are plentiful. Just avoid the more crowded 70-passenger "water buses."

    Choose your favorite gay beach
    Fort Lauderdale has not one but three popular gay spots: Sebastian Street is the most well-known and likely the busiest; Terramar is close to many of the gay guesthouses; and N.E. 18th Street is a quieter, residential section at the north end just before buildings resume on the sandy side of A1A.

    Get a free Rainbow Vacation Planner
    Fort Lauderdale's tourism board goes out of its way to attract LGBT travelers, and offer free travel planners in print and online.

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