Miami Gay and Lesbian Vacations

Your gay Miami vacation

Miami—rap stars, muscle beach dudes, gorgeous Latinas, Art Deco hotels, streams of European tourists, all under the swaying palm trees—is nothing less than one of the world’s great metropolitan scenes. Ocean Drive, the drag that fronts the sand in South Beach, is brimming with trendy outdoor cafes where posh cars roll on by. Sculpted gay bodies adorn the beach at 12th Street and Ocean in the latest swimwear. Gays are such an integral part of the scene you couldn’t imagine Miami without them—and Orbitz will get you there.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming Miami hotels

From $99

Hotel Nash

4 stars
3.9 / 5 108 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

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The Hotel Nash is perfectly situated in the heart of the Art Deco District. Surrounded by world famous nightlife, world-class restaurants, and high fashion shopping. This luxurious South Beach hot spot combines premium amenities and an unbeatable location. Just one block from the Versace Mansion and minutes from... More

From $159

The Beacon Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 119 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

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The Beacon Hotel on Ocean Drive gives you South Beach how it is meant to be experienced. Here, you have direct access to seven miles of sand and surf, unrivaled nightlife, premier shopping, and exquisite cuisine. At the center of South Florida's premier vacation destination, the Beacon Hotel blends timeless Art Deco... More

From $224

The Sagamore

5 stars
4.2 / 5 44 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

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High art retreat in sexy South Beach In a city of eye-popping design, this Collins Avenue hotel is a model for striking minimalism. The Sagamore was named as one of Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List of The World's Best Places to Stay. The 93-room property has a museum-worthy collection of art, photography and... More

From $149

Dream South Beach

4 stars
4.1 / 5 171 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

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Dream South Beach, winner of the Best Stay and Gold Key Award for Best Guest Room Design, is a fashionable Art Deco-inspired paradise located in the heart of South Beach. Our hotel is surrounded by stylish boutiques, the hottest clubs and is just 50 yards from pristine white sand beaches. Right next door is another... More

From $230

The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

5 stars
4.5 / 5 50 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

The Betsy sets the new benchmark for those seeking understated elegance and comfortable luxury accommodations in Miami Beach. Set in the heart of South Beach, the distinguished landmark hotel's beachfront location offers guests easy access to the shore. The Betsy's suites and rooms are 61 private, beachside havens.... More

From $209

Marriott Stanton South Beach

4 stars
4.0 / 5 43 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

Discover a chic oasis in the center of bustling South Beach, Florida. The Marriott Stanton South Beach hotel welcomes guests with stylish design, impeccable service, and a host of luxury amenities for business and leisure travelers. Our hotel has recently undergone a redesign, and is now more stunning than ever before.... More

From $83

Clinton Hotel South Beach

3 stars
3.3 / 5 188 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

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Hip boutique hotel near vibrant South Beach nightlife Ideally situated in the heart of South Beach, two blocks from Ocean Drive along vibrant Washington Avenue, The Clinton Hotel South Beach creates a convenient starting point and a fitting retreat for holidaymakers visiting Miami Beach, Florida. Besides a rich art... More

Eden Roc Miami Beach

5 stars
4.1 / 5 227 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

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Hotel in Miami Beach's retro capital of coolFamed architect Morris Lapidus changed the face of Miami Beach with this 631-room hotel, an original example of the Miami Modern style. The hotel opened its doors in the 1950s, and since then, the luxury hotel has hosted Hollywood's elite and undergone a multimillion dollar... More

From $186

Courtyard by Marriott Miami Beach/ South Beach

3 stars
3.6 / 5 19 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

The Courtyard Miami Beach South Beach offers discriminating travelers a uniquely stylish atmosphere while providing the exceptional services and thoughtful amenities guests have come to expect from the Marriott brand. Located in the South Beach Art Deco District, our chic hotel sits in the heart of boutique shopping, art... More

From $207

Z Ocean Hotel South Beach

5 stars
4.2 / 5 25 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

The Hottest Miami Hotel in South Beach Awaits Z Ocean Hotel South Beach is an exclusive, all-suite boutique hotel located on Miami Beach's famed Ocean Drive and just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. As one of the best hotels in Miami, we offer our guests an intimate retreat from busy South Beach along with a location... More

From $185

National Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 12 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

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Set steps away from Lincoln Road amidst the Art Deco District of Miami Beach, the National Hotel brings classic elegance to the discerning traveler. This unique beachfront resort sits a quick stroll away from the best restaurants, galleries, boutiques and nightclubs on South Beach. Fully restored in 2014 to showcase its... More

From $118

Hyatt Regency Miami

4 stars
3.8 / 5 215 reviews

Miami, Florida

Free Valet Parking and Free Wireless Internet

Riverfront, business-friendly hotel in downtown MiamiThis downtown Miami hotel houses travelers doing business at the next-door Miami Convention Center. The Hyatt Regency Miami has miles of space to host conferences and social gatherings in-house. The property is a magnet for business travelers with more than 100,000... More

From $199

EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

5 stars
4.4 / 5 70 reviews

Miami, Florida

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Luxury hotel where the Miami River meets the Biscayne Bay The word epic certainly resonates with guests at this downtown Miami hotel.  The building is a luminous exclamation point on the Miami skyline with striking, futuristic architecture and gorgeous marina. Guests can pull up in a yacht, and then dine alfresco... More

From $141

Mayfair Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.0 / 5 188 reviews

Coconut Grove, Florida

Exclusive Coconut Grove waterfront sanctuary with spa-like amenities The Mayfair Hotel & Spa is located across from the retail and dining center CocoWalk. The 179-room luxury boutique hotel brims with ethnic touches. Find Japanese hot tubs on the balcony and intricate hand-carved imported Brazilian doors. Amenities... More

From $259

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

5 stars
4.2 / 5 114 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

FOLLOWING A 1 BILLION RENOVATION AND EXPANSION FONTAINEBLEAU IS A SPECTACULAR BLEND OF MIAMIS GLAMOROUS GOLDEN ERA AND STYLISH MODERN LUXURY - 1504 ROOMS AND SUITES 22 OCEANFRONT ACRES 11 RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTCLUBS INCLUDING THREE SIGNATURE NAME CHEF RESTAURANTS 40000-SQUARE-FOOT SPA AND A SOPHISTICATED POOLSCAPE WITH... More

From $135

Miami Marriott Hotel Biscayne Bay

4 stars
4.1 / 5 194 reviews

Miami, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

Contemporary Biscayne Bay hotel retreat hosts executives, cruisersPristine views of Biscayne Bay, a picturesque marina and business amenities lure pre-cruise travelers and executives to Miami Marriott Hotel Biscayne Bay, a luxury hotel near the Port of Miami. The 600-room property has 31 floors and size to its advantage.... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Miami hotels

From $149

Dream South Beach

4 stars
4.1 / 5 171 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Dream South Beach, winner of the Best Stay and Gold Key Award for Best Guest Room Design, is a fashionable Art Deco-inspired paradise located in the heart of South Beach. Our hotel is surrounded by stylish boutiques, the hottest clubs and is just 50 yards from pristine white sand beaches. Right next door is another... More

From $203

Surfcomber a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 32 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

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Ocean views sparkling pool swaying palm trees. Direct beach access and easy warm hospitality. Surfcomber Hotel a Kimpton Hotel centered in South Beach puts the best of Miami at your doorstep while taking you a world away from all your worries. Play hard sleep well and indulge in luxury services and amenities at our... More

From $228

The Standard Miami Beach

4 stars
3.7 / 5 56 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is a holistic, hydrotherapy spa-hotel inspired by global bathing cultures. Located on a lushly landscaped setting overlooking Biscayne Bay, The Standard is the Miami Beach destination spa. No children under 17 years of age allowed on property. Pets up to 25lbs are allowed. They require a... More

From $191

The Anglers Miami South Beach a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 12 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

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Nestled just off Washington Avenue and one block from the beach the Anglers a Kimpton Hotel provides cozy and unique accommodations and a lushly landscaped atmosphere that promises to instill a sense of relaxation the moment you enter. Privacy by design on rooftop terraces private gardens and private Jacuzzis are just a... More

From $259

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

5 stars
4.3 / 5 64 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

Landmark luxury hotel in the heart of South Beach with lux service Well-heeled business and leisure travelers call this Lincoln Road elegant hotel their second home. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, is within walking distance to a 10-block pedestrian esplanade of boutiques, bars and restaurants. The 375-room property has... More

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Miami Mon, Jan 12 - Wed, Jan 14 $145
Newark Miami Sat, Dec 13 - Tue, Dec 16 $246
Chicago Miami Tue, Jan 6 - Fri, Jan 16 $165
Philadelphia Miami Mon, Jan 19 - Fri, Jan 23 $165
Washington DC Miami Sun, Jan 18 - Sun, Jan 25 $145
Boston Miami Wed, Dec 31 - Thu, Jan 8 $270
Mexico City Miami Fri, Nov 28 - Fri, Dec 5 $419
Atlanta Miami Wed, Dec 10 - Fri, Jan 9 $189
Los Angeles Miami Tue, Jan 6 - Wed, Jan 21 $322
Baltimore Miami Sun, Nov 23 - Thu, Nov 27 $187
Detroit Miami Fri, Jan 9 - Thu, Jan 15 $251
San Francisco Miami Thu, Jan 8 - Tue, Jan 13 $312
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Miami highlights

  • Miami gayborhoods

    South Beach was once gayer than it is today, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a lot LGBTers at the 12th Street beach and Haulover, Miami’s official nude beach. Downtown Miami, formerly a boring business district, is now home to luxury hotels and condos, as well as huge nightclubs, many of which have gay nights. The artsy Design District north of downtown is an area where gays have gentrified.

    Seeing the sights

    Visit the grand Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (the past host of Thanksgiving’s gay circuit White Party) in north Coconut Grove; the Miami-Dade Cultural Center and eclectic Miami Art Museum; and the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum with its energetic collection of everything from propaganda posters to Art Nouveau furniture.

    LGBT Events

    Miami hosts a slew of worthwhile gay and lesbian events, including the Winter Party in March, a LGBT film fest in late April, the hot lesbian Aqua Girl party in May, and the gay men of color party, Sizzle, a five-day event over Memorial Day weekend.

Insider tips for Miami gay travel

  • Throw in a cruise

    The Port of Miami is the world’s busiest cruise-ship port, and many LGBT cruises leave from here to the Caribbean. If you want to experience both Miami and beyond, this is a great way to do it.

    Consider going in summer

    Sure, Miami can be humid and possibly rainy in summer, but hotel prices are down, the crowds smaller, and you’ll feel much more like a local. And temperatures between winter and summer are not as different as in other parts of the U.S.

    Rent a scooter

    If you’re staying in South Beach, rent a scooter to enjoy Miami’s great weather. Parking a car is a pain in South Beach, and you really won’t need one unless you plan to spend time off the island of Miami Beach.

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