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Once known for hordes of drunk and horny spring breakers, Fort Lauderdale has emerged as one of South Florida's gay hubs. It's a popular destination for gay travelers who want an alternative to South Beach and its A-list attitude.

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The Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau is quick to point out that the city and Broward County contain more than 20 miles of palm-fringed beaches. But Fort Lauderdale, located roughly 30 miles north of Miami, offers much more than a day on the beach.

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Within the city limits there are around gay-owned bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels at any given time. Local tourism officials report gay travelers typically pump over a billion dollars into the area's economy each year. So it's no wonder Fort Lauderdale continues to lay out the welcome mat for visitors who seek out its alluring combination of sun, surf and sex.

Broward County Transit 's 1 bus shuttles passengers between the airport and downtown Ft Lauderdale. Getting Around Broward County Transit offers an expansive system of buses covering many areas of the country. Even when Gay sex fort lauderdale ocean is rough, the inland waterways are ideal for paddle boarding or kayaking.

Located just over Fort Lauderdale's northern border, Wilton Manors remains the heart of Broward County's gay community, and home to one of the largest year-round gay and lesbian populations in America.

Scores of gay-owned and operated bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and guesthouses can be found along a mile of Wilton Drive, the main thoroughfare. Each club and bar lays claim to the crowds for their own special nights. A mix of galleries, restaurants and boutiques fill the Las Olas Boulevard palm-lined sidewalks. Suit-wearing profesionals appear at lunchtime, Gay sex fort lauderdale by afternoon shoppers.

Partiers climb from stereo-blaring cars dressed in star-bright bling to linger well into the night. Banana Republic loyalists may run screaming. Big, bright, bold pieces are displayed in vast showrooms to tempt passersby in search of culture or air conditioning.

The Beaches The city's warm climate and seven miles of sandy beaches are among Fort Lauderdale's biggest draws. A number of the area's gay resorts are located along the oceanfront near Terramar Street at North Birch. Smaller and less crowded, it's popular with bears and leather men.

Another local favorite is Gay sex fort lauderdale clothing-optional Haulover Beachsouth of Hallandale. What to See Fort Lauderdale has become a popular destination for leather aficionados, who have affectionately dubbed it "Fort Leatherdale.

Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors also have an abundance of shopping opportunities. The massive Sawgrass Mills mall in Sunrise is one of the largest commercial complexes in the United States. Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale is lined with dozens of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and sidewalk. Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors also contains a number of gay-owned and operated boutiques, along with the bars and restaurants. A trip to the library is not what most people dream about for a beach vacation.

Sun-thirsty visitors who flock to Fort Lauderdale--especially in winter--are often unaware of the collection, housed within a short distance of the city's better-known gay attractions. Founded inthe Stonewall contains more than 20, books, and 1, DVD movies. Sixty national and regional "Gay sex fort lauderdale" may be found in the John Graves Reading Room, along with other materials. It also houses 5, artifacts, manuscripts, periodicals and posters that document the history of the gay rights movement, and they have an ongoing series of guest author events.

The facility also contains exhibits highlighting various aspects of gay history. Visitors once donned platform shoes, leisure suits and other disco-era garb, to mark the opening of "Turn the Beat Around: The Village People figured prominently. Besides Gay sex fort lauderdale exhibitions there is an ongoing series of gay and lesbian cinema screenings. Broward Center for the Performing Arts SW 5th Avetheater productions, from tragedy to farce; modern dance, Gay sex fort lauderdale, and opera.

See dates, and more info at their Gay sex fort lauderdale. Island City Stage North Dixie HwyLGBT community professional theater productions - developing new work, featuring playwrights who expose their audiences to different voices and experiences.

Check their website for the program and dates. GenreLatino is the Spanish-language website from the Hotspots media group. The Voice is their print and online newsletter.

Sunny is a general tourism website for info on area beaches, hotels, restaurants and events, also with LGBT pages. See ArtsCalender for upcoming theater, dance, music, visual arts, festivals and a variety of outdoor events in the Broward County area. Florida Agendaand Next Magazine Florida shut down as their parent company Multimedia Platforms went out of business in Accommodations The city's many gay establishments cater to a broad cross-section of the gay world, with a good selection of gay resorts at Fort Lauderdale Beach, two blocks off the ocean, within easy walking distance of sand and surf.

Eleven of the guesthouses below are still clothing-optional, but with four similar ones closing recently, a trend is emerging. Enjoy the freedom while you can. Alcazar Resort North Birch Rd;all-male, by the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach, convenient to gay shops and clubs, clothing-optional pools and hot tub.

Part of the Worthington Resorts complex. Cabanas NE 26th St, Wilton Manors;all-male resort complex, smart cabanas, kitchens, big windows overlooking Middle River canal kayak here!

Clothing-optional pool, whirlpool with waterfall, steam room and spa services; pet friendly. Cheston House North Birch Rd; gay-exclusive guesthouse, spacious rooms, suites and apartments at reasonable rates, clothing-optional pool area, just steps from the beach. Deauville Hotel N. Ocean Blvd;backpacker dorm, hotel rooms, and efficiency apartments for any budget with all the amenities, two minutes from the beach and dog-friendly too.

Ed Lugo Resort NE 8th Ave;luxury one or two-bedroom suites at Wilton Manors center; clothing-optional heated pool and showers, hot tub, hammock, large patio, waterfall, beautiful landscaping.

Inn Leather SE 19th St;south side of Fort Lauderdale, with sling in every studio and suite, hosting all-male international crowd of Leathermen sincea mile from downtown.

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Clothing-optional compound hot tub, heated pool and free wireless internet. Pineapple Point NE 16th Terrace; near Las Olas Boulevard in Victoria Park; luxury clothing-optional gay resort, vast grounds, verdant lush tropical foliage, restored splendor of s architecture, one and two bedroom Gay sex fort lauderdale, gym, lap pool, two Jacuzzis, massage studios, sun decks, evening happy hour. The Royal Palms Resort Breakers Ave;gay-friendly resort, large, luxuriously appointed rooms, spa massage and body care, fitness center with personal training.

Villa Venice Resort Terramar St;all-male resort two blocks from the beach, clothing-optional Gay sex fort lauderdale, sociable events like poolside cookouts. The clothing-optional pool and deck get plenty of sun all day, and the gay beach is just a few minutes walk away. Alibi Wilton Draka Georgie's Alibilocal treasure at the heart of the social gay scene, helped turn Wilton Manors into the major gay destination it's become. Many events, videos and sports, killer drink specials, great food, outdoor patio, and people in droves.

Dame Edna's Broadway Cabaret shows. Boardwalk N Andrews Avenaked men dancing, guest porn stars.

Badpuppy members get intimate online views of dancers. The Corner Pub N Andrews AveWilton Manors neighborhood bar, pool table, beer specials, bear nights, underwear events; basic food. Cubby Hole N Federal Hwyno-attitude neighborhood men's bear bar of many years, all welcome.

Famous for their burgers and other tasty snacks.

Hunters Nightclub Wilton Drcocktails crowd from 4pm, gay nightly dance club, everyone welcome. Tapas and American-style main entrees, Sunday brunch, Porn Bingo, game nights, drag and cabaret shows. Mona's E Sunrise Blvdhome vibe, pool games, games, karaoke, Lisa's Background outdoors with affable bartenders; "arounders" and out-of-towners. Holiday celebration -- even pets get annual pageant. The Naked Grape Wine Bar Wilton Dr good wine, cheeze nibbles, tapas, relaxed atmosphere, tasting events, plush and comfortable seating for mixed crowd.

Mr Ramrod contests each October. Rosie's Bar and Grill Wilton Drlocal institution for casual dining, indoors or on large covered outdoor patio; open daily with a big fat menu.

Scandals NE 6th AveWilton Manor's country-western dance bar, line Gay sex fort lauderdale and lessons, karaoke, and lots of pool games and tournaments. Beareaoke Fridays and Sunday T-dance and beer blast on the patio.

Smarty Pants E Oakland Park Blvdfun neighborhood bar with bingo, trivia games, drag cabaret shows, underwear nights and weekend karaoke. Beefcake's Grill N Andrews Ave on corner patio at Broadwalk bar, indoor and patio seating, specializes in wraps, cheeseburgers, fries, onion rings and salads. Sunday brunch and sexy-guy car wash fundraisers, 11am-4pm. Courtyard Cafe Wilton Dr Gay sex fort lauderdale, open daily, 24 hours Thursday through Saturday, Sunday until 3am, breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, salads, platters, Gay sex fort lauderdale tables.

There's always a crowd at Java Boys Wilton Dr for their many varieties of coffees, hot and cold libations, and sweet treats. La Bonne Crepe E Las Olas Blvdbreakfast, lunch or dinner, distinctive crepes, waffles and french toast topped with fresh fruit; eggs, meat and potatoes, bagels and smoked salmon, sidewalk terrace tables.

Peter Pan Diner E Oakland Park Blvdgay-friendly hour American diner; breakfast, wide-ranging menu entrees, sandwiches and burgers, plus full bar. Stork's Bakery Coffee Cafe NE 15 Ave, and East Las Olas brings a bit of Viennese coffeehouse bistro style to Florida, with soups, sandwiches, pastries, salads, cakes, tarts, tortes, mousses plus fine wines, imported beers and, yes, coffee.

Shopping For sexy underwear and trendsetting beach and swimwear, Audace. Formerly with store on Wilton Drive, they now sell online-only. Leather Werks NE 4th St continues to serve the leather community with garments, accessories and play equipment. A second store is located within Ramrod bar, NE 4th Aveopen every night from 8pm. Pride Factory NE 13th St men's fashion, gym, swim and underwear, adult DVDs and novelties, lubricants, cards, CDs, pride gear and gay-themed movies; jewelry, bracelets, pendants and watches.

To the Moon Wilton Dr candy, sweets and gourmet food from 80 countries, especially dark chocolate and licorice goodies; also gag gifts and novelties, magazines, greetings cards, and party supplies -- over 13, different items. To the south, the Aventura Mall has about outlets, including five department stores and an Apple. Glory holes, slings, dark room, three-month memberships.

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