Puerto Vallarta wins best place for ‘Fun in the Sun’ according to GayCities.com

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From the 2018 Pride Festival. Photo by Bill Mackenzie.
From the 2018 Pride Festival. Photo by Bill Mackenzie.

If you’re looking for fun in the sun, the best place to head is either Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico or Provincetown, Mass, at least according to GayCities.com readers.

GayCities members cast over 125,000 votes in 15 categories during the reader voting contest. This was dramatically more votes cast than last year, with only 48,000 people voting in 2017. This is the tenth anniversary of the list.

Puerto Vallarta took the gold, tying with Provincetown, Mass., as the “Fun in the Sun” winners.
Puerto Vallarta was the only Mexico destination to make the list. The city is known internationally for its welcoming of the LGBT community, and the large number of restaurants, hotels and bars that open their doors to the LGBT tourists. Check out their listing for Puerto Vallarta here. 

In addition, Puerto Vallarta is a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), an international organization based on global members, dedicated to LGBT tourism. Here is a link to our photo gallery from the most recent pride festival. 

If you’re seeking romance, Nashville, Tenn., got a runner up designation in the “Romantic Destination” category.

San Francisco, California dominated the awards taking the awards to   “Most Welcoming City,” “Sustainable Dining,” and “Most Loved Bar” (440 Castro) and “Rainbow Crosswalk.”

Here is the list of the winners of all categories:

Most Welcoming City: San Francisco

Laid-back vibe: Palm Springs

Insta-traveler: Max Emerson

Sustainable Dining: San Francisco

Romantic Destination: Paris

Most Loved Bar: 440 Castro

San Francisco, Gay Ski Week: Aspen,

Rainbow Crosswalk: San Francisco

Gayest State Capital: Providence, Rhode Island

Hometown Queen: Tp Lords, Miami

Film Festival: OutFest, Las Angeles

Fun in the Sun: Provincetown, Puerto Vallarta

Vegas Headliner: Lady Gaga

HOMO FOMO Inducing Party: Daddy Issues, Los Angeles

Best Weekend: Southern Decadence, New Orleans.

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