food & drink adventure
By Lisa Kahan
ith thousands of same-sex couples getting
married in the U.S. this year, the number of
honeymoon destinations touting themselves
as gay-friendly has skyrocketed. With more and
more countries adopting marriage equality and anti-
discrimination laws, there are now a wide variety
of viable options, from far-flung international
destinations to off-the-beaten path domestic escapes.
Check out our list of this year’s top gay-friendly
honeymoon hot spots where accepting locals go a long
way toward making newlyweds feel welcome.
You’ll never be bored in Barcelona, but after your big day, you might need a
little down time. Sitges, often referred to as the St. Tropez of Spain, is a small
picturesque resort town about 25 miles southwest from the bustling capital.
Here you’ll find beautiful beaches, quaint cobblestone streets and a plethora
of gay-friendly bars, restaurants and clubs all within walking distance of the
town’s charming boutique hotels.
PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
The gay mecca of Puerto Vallarta is famed for its raging party scene, but drive
an hour south and you’ll find the quiet fishing village of Punta Mita. Known for
its gentle surf, laid-back vibe and luxury resorts, this is the place for rest and
relaxation. Spend lazy days on the beach or head out to the Marieta Islands to
explore the diverse array of underwater wildlife.
This quirky capital is quickly gaining in popularity as a honeymoon destination
for those looking for an alternative to the beach. Beyond the famous Blue Lagoon,
this trendy city is a cultural mecca with modern architecture and a thriving art
scene. Travel about an hour outside the city, and you can spend a romantic night
or two gazing at the Northern Lights.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Not everyone wants to spend their honeymoon laying on a beach or tucked away
in some remote location. For those who want to celebrate their nuptials with a
party, Buenos Aires is the best show in town. From clubs that rage through the
night to a world-class culinary scene, this undeniably frenetic city is as much
fun during the day as it is at night.