Rollicking parties, legendary clubs, and a forward-thinking culture have long made Miami Beach a home to an avid and robust LGBT community. Here, five can’t-miss stops for weekend warriors.

The Blue Moon Hotel

Located in the heart of South Beach on boutique-lined Collins Ave., this Art Deco gem has long embraced LGBT culture. Book with the LGBT Unity package, which includes TKnights in a light-splashed guestroom, cocktails at check in, daily breakfast at Fix bistro, which serves stone crab omelets and café Cubano, and a donation to the LGBT VIsitor’s Center and Unity Coalition.

The Palace

The raucous weekend drag parties and Sunday “Brunchic” are famous at this LGBT hot spot on Ocean Drive. The food is as good as the entertainment: order the barbeque chicken flatbread and seared ahi tuna, then wash it down with a Latrice Royale, tequila mixed with mango puree and lime.

The Place
1200 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Ocean with Gay Miami Yacht Charters

As luxurious and accommodating as any yacht charter service, Gay Miami Yacht Charters has an established history of taking guests out on the water with an open, enthusiastic and respectful onboard atmosphere. Specializing in birthdays, weddings and all celebrations, Gay Miami Yacht Charters can be attentive, or give you and your loved one some on the water privacy.

12th Street Beach

Marked by two giant rainbow flags, this stretch of sand on Miami Beach gets a lively social scene.


The multi-level Twist is one of the most happening gay bars in all of South Florida, thanks to in-house dancers, reasonably priced cocktails, and clubby house music. Don’t miss the bungalow bar in the outdoor garden, which is devoted to tiki drinks. For a change of scenery, head to nearby LGBT bars and clubs like Bar Gaythering and Score.

1057 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139