Located in the middle of the world’s hottest desert lies the world’s baddest city: it’s Sin City, baby! Besides its world-famous casinos, shopping, and hetero nightlife, Las Vegas has in the past decade begun catering specifically to LGBT travelers. Situated in the basin of beautiful barren peaks, yet within a day’s drive from famous outdoor landmarks, Las Vegas offers an addictive resort environment with plenty of choices when it comes to gay nightlife, sightseeing and local excursions.
While Las Vegas doesn’t have its own designated gayborhood, pockets of queer-specific and gay-friendly places are sprinkled both on and off the strip.
Gay life in Las Vegas
There are plenty of gay bars to visit while on vacation in Las Vegas. From epic pool parties at the Luxor’s Temptation, to cozy dive bars frequented by locals, you won’t go home thirsty.
But perhaps it’s the legendary Vegas nightclubs you’re after? If so, no problem! The City of Sin has a handful of clubs built specifically for queer revelry.
Planning to wind down or rev up while in town? While the city has a wealth of spas in its world-famous resorts and spas, there are also a couple of bath houses to catch some action.
Gay Las Vegas events and entertainment
It’s obvious that Las Vegas is one of the world’s leading entertainment cities in the world. With incredible shows like Cirque du Soleil, pop diva residencies from the likes of Britney and J. Lo, and the massive Electric Daisy Carnival EDM festival, there’s always entertainment to be found in Vegas.
During the third weekend of October, the Vegas strip celebrates Las Vegas Pride with three days of parades, parties, and special performances. The queer entertainment keeps going year-round, with events like Family Bingo at the Zeus Ballroom at the Alexis Park Resort. as well as monthly Pride Outside hikes every second Sunday.