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 $225

W Fort Lauderdale

4 stars
3.8 / 5 37 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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 $179

The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale

4 stars
4.2 / 5 64 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Save 20% on your stay

A full resort experience in a wonderland of water The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale boasts an enviable location between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Regardless of room location, guests unwind in luxury thanks to amenities like dual showerheads and ocean-inspired décor. Start the day... More

From $144

Fort Lauderdale hotel between the Atlantic and Intracoastal Waterway Next to posh Los Olas Boulevard and tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach satisfies both leisure and business travelers. The 12-floor, 261-room hotel merges tropical and modern... More

From $259

The Atlantic Hotel and Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 75 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Contemporary style and intimate sophistication on Florida's Gold Coast Located directly on the beach, the Atlantic Hotel prides itself on offering guests a warmer, more intimate experience than can be found at some of the larger Fort Lauderdale hotels. There is easy access to a wide assortment of nearby boutiques,... More

From $223

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 93 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

Sixteen acres of waterfront luxury and a full menu of resort activitiesThe Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa captivates with 16 acres of private waterfront real estate and a well-rounded menu of resort activities. With several restaurants offering ocean views, a sizeable spa and Surf Club kids program with a wave... More

From $129

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six

4 stars
3.9 / 5 99 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 $119

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

From $150

The Grand Resort and Spa

3 stars
4.3 / 5 17 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 $129

Cheston House Gay Men's Resort

3 stars
4.2 / 5 19 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 $225

W Fort Lauderdale

4 stars
3.8 / 5 37 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 $259

The Atlantic Hotel and Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 75 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Contemporary style and intimate sophistication on Florida's Gold Coast Located directly on the beach, the Atlantic Hotel prides itself on offering guests a warmer, more intimate experience than can be found at some of the larger Fort Lauderdale hotels. There is easy access to a wide assortment of nearby boutiques,... More

From $223

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 93 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

Sixteen acres of waterfront luxury and a full menu of resort activitiesThe Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa captivates with 16 acres of private waterfront real estate and a well-rounded menu of resort activities. With several restaurants offering ocean views, a sizeable spa and Surf Club kids program with a wave... More

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Gayborhood

Fort Lauderdale Gayborhood hotels

From $150

The Grand Resort and Spa

3 stars
4.3 / 5 17 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 $129

Cheston House Gay Men's Resort

3 stars
4.2 / 5 19 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

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Fort Lauderdale Mon, Jun 2 - Mon, Jun 9 $218
Newark Fort Lauderdale Wed, May 28 - Fri, May 30 $264
Washington DC Fort Lauderdale Sun, May 25 - Thu, May 29 $222
Philadelphia Fort Lauderdale Tue, May 20 - Thu, May 29 $264
Chicago Fort Lauderdale Tue, May 13 - Wed, May 21 $282
Denver Fort Lauderdale Wed, May 7 - Wed, May 14 $198
Detroit Fort Lauderdale Wed, May 28 - Wed, Jun 4 $188
Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale Sat, Apr 26 - Sat, May 3 $259
Seattle Fort Lauderdale Wed, Apr 30 - Thu, May 1 $298
Boston Fort Lauderdale Mon, May 12 - Wed, May 14 $188
Indianapolis Fort Lauderdale Tue, Jun 10 - Wed, Jun 11 $282
Columbus Fort Lauderdale Sun, May 4 - Sat, May 10 $281
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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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