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South Beach

Miami, the sun, the beach, the palm trees, the sea... a real postcard. It is not surprising that the city is the meeting point of jet setters and the international gay community. Miami is the ideal...

Miami, the sun, the beach, the palm trees, the sea... a real postcard. It is not surprising that the city is the meeting point of jet setters and the international gay community. Miami is the ideal destination to escape from the everyday life and take advantage to the pleasures the city has to offer.

The gay district of Miami is located in South Beach (SoBe for those in the know), a part separated from the rest of the city, on an island. The place to be. South Beach lies between Washington Avenue and Ocean Drive, the most popular and visited street of the city. You can manage the city on foot, but it is advisable to have a car.

The first place you obviously want to go when you arrive in Miami is the beach, the intersection of Ocean Drive et 12th street.  You can’t miss the gay beach where a large rainbow flag flutters in the wind. Perfectly Tanned and muscled bodies dot the white sand beach. Not recommended for the light hearted. And for those less prude, and less swimsuit, there is Haulover Nude beach, 30 minutes north will suit perfectly.

The heat can be overwhelming so enjoy the day at Lincoln Road shopping mall, which extends from Collins Ave to Alton Rd, a pedestrian zone which is popular for shopping and for cruising.

The cool air of the evenings allows you to enjoy the vibrant Miami nights.

The twist (1057 Washington Ave) combines seven different environments and in fact one of the biggest gay bars in the city, and the Score (1437 Washington Ave) and Mova (1625 Michigan Ave) are also very popular. The cocktails at Mova are delicious but expensive, so head there for happy hour to keep the tab in check.

The Palace Bar & Grill (1200 Ocean Drive) is open from breakfast to dinner with drag shows over the weekend, and is known for its close proximity to the gay beach.

To reinforce the “Miami Vice,” the city has a way of proposing gay events starting in March (Winter Party Festival) to November, the largest White Party in the USA, with over 15,000 participants all dressed in white! An event to try at least once in your life.

If you want to take off, an escape is possible: Miami is the first port in the world for cruises.

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