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 $201

The Stiles Hotel South Beach

4 stars
3.9 / 5 116 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

A breath of fresh air in South Beach, the newly minted Stiles Hotel ushers in an era of come-as-you-are fun and friendliness on celebrated Collins Avenue. Here, soulful energy merges seamlessly with chic interiors as young, plugged-in guests mingle in The Gold Bar to trade stories of off-the-beaten path adventures,... More

From $191

The Beacon Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 122 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 $323

The Sagamore

5 stars
4.1 / 5 46 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 $280

Dream South Beach

4 stars
4.1 / 5 179 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. We casually declined their invite to be like everyone else and became The Best instead. Dream South Beach Miami was designed to offer more than just a... More

From $335

The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

5 stars
4.5 / 5 50 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Spa, steak and rainfall showers – hotel covers all the SoBe basesNamed for Betsy Ross, this Ocean Drive hotel is a standout among South Beach's many Art Deco hotels and winner of prestigious 4 Star Forbes Plaque. The boutique hotel's colonial design was a departure for architect L. Murray Dixon who designed other notable... More

From $379

Marriott Stanton South Beach

4 stars
4.0 / 5 44 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

SoBe style near South Beach nightlifeThe hotel is located in the chic South of Fifth District. This stylish boutique hotel is within walking distance to all the action in South Beach and close to clubs, restaurants and shops. The oceanfront property maintains individuality with Art Deco elements such as a neon-lit sign... More

From $129

Clinton Hotel South Beach

3 stars
3.3 / 5 200 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

From $389

Eden Roc Miami Beach

5 stars
4.1 / 5 251 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 $269

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 $297

Z Ocean Hotel South Beach

5 stars
4.3 / 5 27 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 $268

National Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 17 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

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 $170

Hyatt Regency Miami

4 stars
3.9 / 5 219 reviews

Miami, Florida

Rate includes 10% off

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 $349

EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

5 stars
4.4 / 5 76 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 $209

Mayfair Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.0 / 5 195 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 $379

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

5 stars
4.1 / 5 127 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 $242

Miami Marriott Hotel Biscayne Bay

4 stars
4.1 / 5 206 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 $280

Dream South Beach

4 stars
4.1 / 5 179 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. We casually declined their invite to be like everyone else and became The Best instead. Dream South Beach Miami was designed to offer more than just a... More

From $318

Surfcomber a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 35 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 $299

Standard Spa Miami Beach

3 stars
3.8 / 5 57 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Wholesome restaurant with bay-side grill and lounge - boutique with necessary supplies - outdoor yoga lawns - garden fire lounge - waterfall hot tub - high water massage - huge sound pool - arctic plunge - treatment rooms - mud lounge - sunset waterfront yoga - outdoor showers - Hamam - classic cedar sauna - aroma steam... More

From $237

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 $449

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, Mar 2 - Tue, Mar 3 $199
Newark Miami Mon, Feb 23 - Thu, Feb 26 $234
Chicago Miami Tue, Feb 24 - Tue, Mar 10 $145
Philadelphia Miami Tue, Feb 17 - Wed, Feb 25 $115
Washington DC Miami Sun, Feb 22 - Thu, Mar 5 $78
Boston Miami Sat, Mar 21 - Tue, Mar 24 $206
Mexico City Miami Fri, Mar 20 - Fri, Mar 27 $387
Atlanta Miami Wed, Mar 11 - Tue, Mar 17 $118
Los Angeles Miami Tue, Mar 10 - Tue, Mar 17 $285
Baltimore Miami Tue, Feb 10 - Wed, Feb 11 $157
Detroit Miami Wed, Feb 18 - Wed, Mar 4 $177
San Francisco Miami Mon, Feb 9 - Wed, Feb 11 $297
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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.

Your trip

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