10 Best Gay-Friendly Destinations in Europe


As a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender individual, understandably, you want your voyages to be hassle-free, especially if you choose to bring a partner or your family along. At the same time, you have many of the same desires as straight individuals, couples and families. You want to see the sights and enjoy attractions of different locations just like everyone else. The ten destinations included below are located throughout Europe. Regardless of whether you prefer lounging on sun-splashed beaches or exploring thousand-year-old architecture, there is a gay-friendly destination within Europe that is certain to fulfill your every expectation.

1. Sitges, Spain

Despite its overwhelmingly Catholic population, Spain has legalized gay marriage. This means that you and your same-sex partner are welcome to enjoy the attractions of this sunny destination. The male-only, swimwear-optional beach is especially appealing to gay men. There are also gay discos, gay shopping centers, gay restaurants and, of course, gay hotels, in addition to charming architecture and gorgeous waterfront scenery.