Traveling is not necessarily associated with freedom and enjoyment; according to recent study, more than three quarters (76%) of LGBTI+ travelers endure uncomfortable or unwelcoming encounters while on the road. Booking.com is on a mission to make it easier for everyone, no matter who they love or how they identify, to discover the globe. That is why the travel company has shared five romantic LGBTI+ friendly spots around the world to get you thinking about your next vacation.
Gramado, Brazil is a romantic destination.
Gramado, a lovely beach village in southern Brazil’s mountains, is the ideal location for romance. Take a pedal boat ride on Lago Negro, or visit Le Jardin Parque de Lavanda, a meticulously maintained park. Locals also advocate taking a ride on the Maria Fumaça train, which takes visitors to many wineries. ** The city hosts an annual LGBTI+ conference, inviting businesses from all across the city to discuss LGBTI+ tourism and share their experiences with this group. improve. It is advisable to visit Rua Coberta in the evening, which is a walkway with a variety of stores, live music, and restaurants.
For wine enthusiasts: Bordeaux is a city in France.
With over 7,000 vintners and some of the world’s oldest wineries, it’s no surprise that Booking.com travelers adore this city. Couples can take a Saint-Émilion wine tour to learn about the history of this UNESCO-listed medieval village. Couples can wander around the boulevards of this port city on the Garonne River while also admiring the lovely architecture. Couples wishing to enjoy the city’s nightlife can visit Le Trou Duck or Coco Loko, two of the city’s prominent LGBTI+ friendly pubs. Rest is possible at Maison Fernand B&B, which is located in the historic core of Bordeaux.
Sydney, Australia is a popular beach destination.
Sydney is well-known for its beautiful harbor, iconic Bondi Beach, and vibrant LGBTI+ community. As a result, the city is an excellent choice for couples seeking a sunny experience. At Bondi Beach, sports fans can join up for a beginner surf class. Between February 17th and March 5th, 2023 in Sydney? Then go to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The festival features over 300 events ranging from cabaret and comedy to colorful parades and iconic performances. Furthermore, the festival will be included in Sydney WorldPride 2023, the largest edition to date!
Bilbao, Spain is a must-see for fans of modern art.
Every art lover’s ambition is to visit the Spanish city of Bilbao. With its cathedrals, neo-baroque theater, modern Zubizuri Bridge, and Guggenheim Museum, the city is a mecca for architecture and design. A bike ride through Getxo to visit several UNESCO World Heritage sites and diverse landscapes is advised for the 40% of Dutch LGBTI+ travelers who want to appreciate stunning views*. This dynamic city is one of the Basque Country’s major gems, and it has a vibrant LGBTI+ culture, with a variety of gay bars and clubs. After a drag show at theater Badulake, roll straight into bed at Hotel Ilunion San Mamés.
Taipei, Taiwan is a must-visit for foodies.
The busy capital of Taiwan, Taipei, is located in the north of the country and is known for its high skyscrapers and vibrant culture. Furthermore, the city is recognized for its local cuisine, which is ideal for the 30% of LGBTI+ visitors who want to try a new cuisine on their next excursion. * Visitors can visit the Raohe Night Market and sample delights such as fried Taro dumplings and Mochi -ice. Taiwan is one of Asia’s most liberal cities, and the LGBTI+ community has blossomed in recent years. Travelers from all over the world visit Taipei for the nightlife and the friendliness of the residents. The Songshan Rainbow Bridge, a suspension bridge that changes color at night with breathtaking views of the river and the renowned LOVE sign along the riverbank, is a city landmark.