Email Spring break partying and vacationing has been a rite of U. The spring break season runs from around the first week in March through early April, depending on when colleges schedule their breaks, and the top GLBT destinations range from lazy beach resorts to action-packed ski towns. To a large degree, the leading spring break spots regardless of sexual orientation tend to be sunny, relatively affordable, and abundant with nightlife. Beach resorts have long led the charge, dating back to the '50s and '60s, when Fort Lauderdale attracted swarms of partying students. Interestingly, that city eventually began to discourage spring break visitors, in an effort to redevelop its beachfront into a more upscale, sophisticated resort destination. By the end of the '90s, Fort Lauderdale had succeeded, in part, by courting gay and lesbian visitors and rebranding as one of the nation's GLBT vacation hot spots.
Here are the top five spots we wish we had all-expense-paid assignments to hint, hint, Boards of Tourism this year. Key West The Scene: The biggest national gay Spring Break destination, Key West offers all the booze, boys and morning-after hangovers of regular Spring Break, but with a far greater hook-up potential. Where to Stay: There are a ton of gay resorts in P. Century is our favorite and caters to a young crowd. Alternatively, rent out one of P. Fun By Day: Hiking Mt. San Jacinto, biking in town, lounging by the pool.
We arrived at our beachfront hotel, Vallarta Shores, where one of the staff members took us to our private villa, Villa Azul. I noticed on the drive to our Villa that there was one major problem, we were going up. Why are we going away from the beach! Just imagine… taking a nice hot shower with your partner and feel the sea breeze tickle your bodies as you watch a cruise boat sail across that big blue sea.
A city put on the map by Elizabeth Taylor herself after filming the movie Night of the Iguana, PV has much to offer. Where To Stay? Amazing restaurants, shopping, and just 1 block from the beach.