Miami is a vibrant LGBTQ+ hotspot, with the luxury hotels, beautiful beaches, iconic art-deco buildings, and refined dining of South Beach at its center. Here, you’ll find a unique blend of luxury, cuisine, art, outdoor adventure and electric LGBTQ+ events you can only get here.
A trip to Miami is always a “celovebration”, from annual events–like Wynwood Pride and Gay8 Festival, weekly events, and LGBTQ+-owned and friendly spots.
Whether it’s a drag show on Ocean Drive, bingo at a lobby bar inside a gay hotel, or a late night on the dance floor of South Beach’s longest-running gay club, Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s gay nightlife is always a good time. Some of the most popular spots include the South Beach nightlife mainstay Twist, the light dance floor at AxelBeach Miami, the lively latin Azucar Nightclub, and the iconic Palace Bar, all of which also host a variety of weekly events.
Miami is a hotspot for lively entertainment and live events, including a range of LGBTQ+ centered events. Enjoy the improv Haus of YAS comedy show at the Villain Theater in Little Haiti, catch a screening at the independent, community-based arthouse O Cinema South Beach, or check out the free, fun-filled Drag Bingo at Gaythering.
Miami is the perfect place to indulge in decadent dishes and extravagant experiences and accommodations.
2023 Bon Appetit’s Food City of the Year is no stranger to delicious dishes. Between Michelin-starred restaurants, food trucks, and a South Beach Culinary Walking tour, there is always a mouthwatering meal around the corner–including a variety of LGBTQ+ owned and operated spots. R House Wynwood is home to good food, good art, and good music in a judgment-free zone. Cheeseburger Baby is an LGBTQ+ female-owned business that has transformed from a hole in the wall into a Miami Beach landmark. Dive into a combo of tasty pizza, incredible cocktails and arcade games at Gramps. Or, if you’re in the mood for a late-night sweet treat, head to Night Owl Cookies.
Treat yourself to a luxury shopping trip in the Design District, or stroll along Lincoln Road. Enjoy luxury on the water with a yacht tour of Biscayne Bay. Add even more luxury when you stay at one of Miami’s many opulent beachfront resorts, boutique hotels, or popular queer and queer-welcoming hotels including AxelBeach Miami, Hôtel Gaythering, Esme and Hotel Croydon.
Miami is the perfect place to explore the local art scene–from edgy street art to glam galleries–before embarking on an outdoor adventure.
Miami is home to an eclectic art scene with plenty of places to explore. Spend an afternoon in Wynwood exploring its street art and galleries, or head to South Beach for the iconic pastel Art Deco. Enjoy a variety of performances from musicals, dances, and plays at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, or peruse modern and contemporary art at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).
Once you’ve had your fill of our arts, set off on a one-of-a-kind, outdoor escapade. If you’re in need of a beach day, head to South Beach or one of Miami’s two gay beaches: 12th Street Beach and Haulover Park Beach. Kayak, paddle board, mountain bike, or even go camping among the mangroves at Oleta River Park. Spend time in Miami’s unique ecosystems at the Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park. To cap it all off, end your perfect “artventure” in Miami, with the beautiful blend of art and adventure at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.
— Content sponsored by Greater Miami Visitors and Convention Bureau