By Andrew Collins. When it comes to gay nightlife , there are really two sides to Orlando: the city during Walt Disney World's Orlando Gay Days in early June and the city during the rest of the year. While there's always something to do in the thriving LGBT club scene of Orlando any time of year, the city's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community takes over almost every venue in the city during Gay Days in June and the city's Gay Pride celebration in early October. Due to the popularity of the area's theme parks among the LGBT community, Orlando is a great destination for any persuasion year-round, but it's especially busy from late fall through early spring when northeastern tourists come to Florida to escape the winter chill.
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Dale says, Don't leave Ft. Lauderdale without experiencing the waterways. You'll see why residents choose to live here and why visitors want to stay. BY Dale Mack. Wilton Manors, Florida is known locally as the Island City. No matter what has brought you here, whether for a vacation in the sun or a gay cruise, take time to get to know Wilton Manors and the surrounding area and enjoy what it has to offer. Probably the most popular bars is Georgie's Alibi and it's adjoining Manchester Room.
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By Andrew Collins. One of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country since the s, the southwestern Florida city of Naples might not be the most popular destination for gay tourists, but it does have a few gay-friendly establishments. Even if it's not one of the most popular gay destinations in Florida, Naples makes for a great tourist destination regardless. It's an attractive, temperate beach destination along Florida's scenic Gulf Coast, and a western access point for exploring the immense and naturally stunning Florida Everglades. The residents of Naples are generally welcoming to all types of people, but if you're looking for a specifically gay-friendly establishment in the city, you'll feel right at home at the Bambusa.
Orlando has a vibrant and proud gay community with plenty of places to hang out with like-minded people from all walks of life. There are bars and clubs well known as liberal haunts where you can mix and mingle, as well as all-day establishments like restaurants and cafes that are known to attract the pink dollar. The arts scene is particularly prominent in Orlando, helped in no small part by the thousands of performers who ply their trade in the theme parks and live shows in and around the city.