Orlando Gay and Lesbian Vacations

Orlando

Orlando

Your gay Orlando vacation

The theme park capital of the world not only is home to Walt Disney World’s mammoth Magic Kingdom, but also Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and a zillion other attractions in the area. If you haven’t already figured it out, you’ll never be able to see it all in one trip, even though more than 50 million visitors try every year. Beyond the theme parks, Orlando is home to world-class golf courses, spas, resorts, and major shopping. And just for good measure, there’s a Cirque du Soleil theater as well.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming Orlando hotels

From $121

Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas, I-Drive/Orlando

4 stars
4.2 / 5 237 reviews

Orlando, Florida

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The Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort provides a natural lakeside setting right in the midst of the International Drive scene in Orlando. One- or two-bedroom villas let you create your own vacation, among cultivated tropical flowerbeds and oasis-like water features. Each villa has complimentary wireless Internet access,... More

From $112

Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista

3 stars
4.4 / 5 13 reviews

Orlando, Florida

The Residence Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista is an official Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel surrounded by the excitement of the Orlando Convention Center, Walt Disney World, Epcot, the Magic Kingdom Park, Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, Downtown... More

From $94

Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village

3 stars
4.1 / 5 25 reviews

Orlando, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

Perfect for business and leisure travelers, the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista, Florida hotel features desirable amenities and an exceptional location. Just 1 mile from Walt Disney World Resort, this hotel in Lake Buena Vista offers shuttle service to all Disney theme parks. Guests will enjoy access to the newly renovated... More

From $129

The Westin Orlando Universal Boulevard

4 stars
4.1 / 5 35 reviews

Orlando, Florida

Rising above the Orlando skyline, The Westin Orlando Universal Boulevard is the areas newest Florida, art-deco style hotel. Located within the heart of Orlandos attractions, the hotel features 315 guest rooms, including one- and two-bedroom suites. All guest rooms with a king bed and one-bedroom suites are furnished with... More

From $84

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village

3 stars
3.6 / 5 42 reviews

Orlando, Florida

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Old-fashioned hospitality at wallet-friendly prices in OrlandoA Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando represents value for money, home comforts and access to great amenities. This suburban neighborhood hotel provides a food court plus The Bistro for inexpensive eating,... More

From $90

B Resort & Spa - Lake Buena Vista

4 stars
4.3 / 5 34 reviews

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Elegant rooms and casual dining in the heart of Downtown DisneyB Resort and Spa, an Official Walt Disney World Hotel, is a lifestyle resort near the Downtown Disney area. The resort features 394-newly renovated and chic rooms and suites that showcase stylish yet playful decor, and are equipped with the most desirable... More

From $93

Crowne Plaza ORLANDO-UNIVERSAL

4 stars
4.0 / 5 275 reviews

Orlando, Florida

Art Deco chic in the heart of America's adventure playgroundLocation is everything for the Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal. Situated on Universal Boulevard overlooking International Drive, this towering hotel, modelled on classic Art Deco architecture, puts the guest right at the heart of all the theme parks that Orlando... More

From $152

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

5 stars
4.2 / 5 37 reviews

Orlando, Florida

Set within 500 acres of tropical landscape, the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes is a luxury resort located just two miles from SeaWorld, seven miles from Universal Studios, and fifteen miles from the Walt Disney World Resort. The resort boasts an 18-hole Greg Norman-designed golf course, an on-site fitness center and an... More

From $99

Renaissance Orlando Hotel at SeaWorld

4 stars
4.3 / 5 88 reviews

Orlando, Florida

Prime location in verdant Florida playgroundOverlooking SeaWorld Orlando and across the road from Discovery Cove, the re-styled and upmarket Renaissance Orlando Resort combines high quality family accommodation and convenient access to some of the favorite attractions in the area. Guests are invited to relax in the... More

From $144

Orlando World Center Marriott

4 stars
3.9 / 5 43 reviews

Orlando, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

Discover the completely redesigned Orlando World Center Marriott. This impressive Orlando resort hotel is the quintessential destination for meetings and families alike. Experience our luxury Orlando resort's newly renovated Falls Pool Oasis featuring a new slide tower with two 200-foot winding waterslides and one... More

From $388

Disney's Beach Club Resort

4 stars
4.2 / 5 42 reviews

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

A sandy white beach along a shimmering lake creates a feeling reminiscent of the lazy days of summer along the eastern seaboard. Relaxed yet luxurious, Disney's Beach Club Resort shares an array of amenities with its "sister resort" just a few feet away - a sandbottom pool, health club, full service marina and... More

From $368

Disney's Contemporary Resort

4 stars
4.2 / 5 58 reviews

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

From the dramatic art in the main tower with sleek monorails cruising overhead, to the casual style and convenience of garden rooms looking out over the beach, this is a Disney experience not to be missed. Its bold A frame design makes it a modern masterpiece, capped off by a breathtaking view of the MAGIC KINGDOM Park... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Orlando hotels

From $118

The EO Inn and Spa

3 stars
3.3 / 5 15 reviews

Orlando, Florida

15% OFF 3 NIGHTS

The Eo Inn & Spa is a small boutique hotel located downtown Orlando on the old-world brick streets of a charming area called Eola South. Situated on the northeast corner of Lake Eola Park, it is just a block away to the famous Thornton Park where many local shops and restaurants thrive. Most major downtown festivals and... More

From $215

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.2 / 5 32 reviews

Orlando, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

A boutique hotel in Orlando celebrated as an experience in art and music, the AAA Four Diamond Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection® takes center stage as a downtown Orlando luxury landmark. Upon arrival, guests experience a dazzling blend of culture and hospitality unmatched by other Orlando boutique... More

From $99

Buena Vista Palace

3 stars
3.9 / 5 233 reviews

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Downtown Disney resort offers golf access, Disney character breakfastsLocated inside Walt Disney World Resort, Buena Vista Palace provides a top-notch Disney experience for both kids and grown-ups. Take advantage of access to Disney golf courses, free transportation to all Disney theme parks and Sunday breakfast with... More

From $321

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

4 stars
4.4 / 5 147 reviews

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Watch animals grazing in their natural habitats, or take a quick tour through well-maintained conservation areas at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando. Amazing creatures are right outside your window, so guests can see everything from zebras, giraffes, and gazelles to elegant pink flamingoes basking in the... More

From $104

Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando

4 stars
4.2 / 5 204 reviews

Orlando, Florida

Save 10% on your stay

Villa accommodations and recreational activities in tropical setting The Sheraton Vistana Resort is in a lush, park-like setting dotted with palm trees, fountains and pools that attracts leisure travelers to this Lake Buena Vista resort. Guests hole up in one- or two-bedroom villas equipped with kitchens for extended... More

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Orlando Wed, Nov 12 - Wed, Nov 19 $187
Chicago Orlando Tue, Nov 18 - Thu, Dec 4 $147
Minneapolis Orlando Mon, Nov 17 - Thu, Nov 20 $137
Boston Orlando Mon, Dec 15 - Thu, Dec 18 $226
Newark Orlando Wed, Nov 12 - Tue, Nov 18 $167
Washington DC Orlando Wed, Dec 17 - Mon, Jan 12 $152
Detroit Orlando Thu, Oct 30 - Wed, Nov 5 $177
Denver Orlando Thu, Dec 11 - Tue, Dec 16 $245
Philadelphia Orlando Mon, Dec 8 - Tue, Dec 9 $221
Los Angeles Orlando Tue, Nov 18 - Wed, Nov 19 $327
Seattle Orlando Tue, Dec 9 - Mon, Dec 15 $305
Milwaukee Orlando Mon, Nov 10 - Thu, Nov 13 $242
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Orlando highlights

  • Orlando’s gayborhoods

    Orlando offers several gay bars and clubs, gay lodgings, and tons of LGBT sporting clubs. Areas to explore include the Vi-Mi gay shopping district (the area between Virginia Drive and Mills Avenue), the restored homes in the very gay Thornton Park district, downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola, and Winter Park’s old Floridian streetscape and mini Central Park.

    Gay Days

    Most LGBT tourists come to Orlando for the wildly popular Gay Days on the first Saturday in June, with huge dance parties and special women’s events that make the whole Magic Kingdom feel as gay and lesbian as can be.

    Prideful Orlando

    Pride happens in October around the shores of Lake Eola, and there’s also an Orlando Black Pride the first week of June. The annual Orlando International Fringe theater festival in May is also worth seeing, with outdoor music and theater performances in downtown Orlando.

Insider tips for Orlando gay travel

  • Plan everything, especially meals

    Restaurants at Disney World can book up solid, so make reservations (you can reserve months in advance -- which is recommended!). Better yet, get a hotel room or condo with a kitchen.

    Use the Fastpass system

    Disney World offers Fastpass machines that allow you to use your park tickets to make appointments for the most popular rides rather than having to wait in long, long lines. You’re only allowed to make one reservation at a time, so get to the major rides early.

    Take side trips

    Tampa and beachy St. Petersburg -- both popular with gays -- are about an hour and a half west of Orlando and offer a nice break from the inland heat. Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center are less than an hour’s drive to the east.

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