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Gay Key West

Key West, Florida
USA

Key West, Florida.
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Key West, Florida, has long been a gay Mecca on mainland USA. Sun, sea, bars, clubs, cafés, al fresco dining, historic architecture, exclusively gay guesthouses, theatre and street entertainment combine to make Key West the unique gay and lesbian destination it is. Why is Key West so special? May be it’s the location, the last stop at the end of the Florida Keys, jutting into the Caribbean just 90 miles from Cuba. Perhaps it’s the people. For over 50 years, Key West has been a safe home for GLBT community and today it boasts one of the most diverse populations anywhere in the world. Or it could be the weather. Key West is the only "frost-free" city in the USA. Summer temperatures rarely pass 90 degrees, cooled by ocean breezes. Winter temperatures usually reach the mid to upper 70's. Whatever the alchemy, it works because Key West is one of the safest, inclusive, fun, crazy, laid-back gay destinations anywhere.

Key West accommodation ranges from exclusively gay and lesbian guesthouses, to gay-friendly hotels, inns, and bed&breakfasts. You can also and rent villas and apartments. Many of Key West’s gay and lesbian guesthouses have clothing optional pools and decks, and include breakfast and ‘happy hours’ in their rates. Most are located on Fleming St, such as Alexander’s and Oasis, and on Duvel St such as Big Ruby’s and Tropical Inn. Pearl’s Rainbow is the exclusively lesbian guesthouse on United St - check out Pink Choice for reviews and details. Rates and amenities range from the budget to luxurious so there is plenty of choice for the discerning gay and lesbian traveler.

During the day, you can laze by your guesthouse pool, read, chat with other guests and top up your tan. If you’re feeling energetic, head to the shore and go snorkeling, scuba-diving or jet-skiing. Key West is also home to the only living coral reef off mainland USA so a tour of the reef on a glass bottom boat is a truly memorable experience. At sundown, head for the Mallory Dock and see one of the most eclectic collections of street entertainers celebrating the world famous Key West sunset.

Duval St, the main ‘happening’ street in town, is lined with al fresco restaurants, cafés, open-air bars and clubs. Menus offer locally caught seafood, Caribbean jerk chicken or Italian with an island twist. And you just have to try a slice of authentic Key Lime Pie, you won’t be disappointed. For the shopaholic, browse the antique shops, art galleries and boutique designer clothing stores that stay open late into the night. Casual is the name of the game when it comes to dressing and once you arrive, you won’t need a car; stroll, cycle or rent a moped to get around.

So experience Key West, Florida, the town of fascinating contrasts for the gay and lesbian traveler, safe, secure, friendly, crazy, fun and totally unique.

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