Gay marriage led to a brand new wedding industry—and that's wonderful! Planning a gay wedding has never been easier, nor have people even been so supportive. In America, gay marriage is legal, and while not socially accepted by everyone, remains a legally-protected right.
Getting married as an LGBTQ couple has become pretty easy, but planning a honeymoon still is rough. Many parts of the world (or even the country) aren't as amenable to LGBTQ couples as they should be.
If you want to have the most fun somewhere you know you are accepted with your new partner, we suggest taking a look at these LGBT-friendly honeymoon destinations.
Go ahead and let your freak flag fly! Las Vegas is Sin City for a reason, and with all the wild things that happen there, it's easy to see why this is one of the most LGBT-friendly honeymoon destinations in the world.
You can enjoy a little bit of everything here. There are casinos, decadent restaurants, spas, strip clubs, and yes, plenty of downright awesome gay clubs as well.
Oh, and if you get married here, you can expect to find tons of amenities geared towards you. There are wedding gifts for same-sex couples galore, and most DJs know which wedding songs work for gay couples.
The sunny islands in the Caribbean are always a treat, and have long been known for their friendliness towards tourists. In this part of the world, the resort industry is absolutely massive and ready to cater to just about every whim out there.
These islands hold plenty of destinations friendly of the LGBT community in the form of resorts. St. Barts, in particular, has gotten a rep for catering to gay couples. Just find one that makes your heart sing, and enjoy all the surf and sand you can handle!
The country of Uruguay was one of the very first countries in the world to legalize gay marriage, and it's been LGBT-ready ever since 2010. It's considered to be the most LGBT-friendly country in the world, and that means you never have to feel alone here.
Gay clubs, gorgeous cityscapes, and some of the best food you've ever eaten await you here. If you're looking for LGBT-friendly honeymoon destinations, this is it.
The City of Love! The City of Lights! It's Paris, the most romantic city in the world! With its strong reputation for fine dining, appreciation of romance, and artsy individuals, it's not surprising that this town remains a favorite among LGBT and straight honeymooners.
It has been one of the best places for a honeymoon for ages. Once you take a trip here, you'll understand why.
Costa Rica is an island country that has gained a certain amount of notoriety when it comes to its love of LGBT couples. It's also a massively popular wedding and honeymoon destination thanks to its breathtaking beauty.
Crystal clear waters, sandy white beaches, volcanoes, rare wildlife, and beautiful island flowers are what you'll get to see if you choose to honeymoon in Costa Rica. When you factor in the positive mindset of locals, you'll understand why Costa Rica is the place to go.
Not all honeymoon destinations need to be swelteringly hot and surrounded by beaches. Snowbirds who love the idea of a chillier venue for their honeymooning might find a better outlook by checking out our neighbors up North in Canada.
Canada has become famous for romantic trips, beautiful woodsy scenery, great beer, and for having a number of LGBT-friendly honeymoon destinations. Grab some poutine and watch a hockey game! You'll be surprised at how romantic it can be.
Bangkok's a major tourist attraction, and it's easy to see why. This beautiful city has something for everyone. There are nature trails and spas for people who want to keep things mild, but there's also a crazy nightlife scene for people who want to get a bit wild.
If you and your partner enjoy great food, Asian history, and some of the nicest weather you'll ever enjoy, a night or two in Bangkok will be a well-deserved treat.
Amsterdam is a unique but awesome star among LGBT-friendly honeymoon destinations. This urbane city meshes the traditional with the modern in both attitude and architecture. The end result is a quirky city with carefree people and party-friendly laws.
Couples who are fans of cannabis will want to check this city out, as will couples who enjoy rave culture. Amsterdam, by the way, is considered to be the hardstyle capital of the world. Since it is a very party-friendly city with a lot of openminded people, you might even hear straight folks using LGBT slang.
Napa Valley has all the makings of a perfect romantic getaway. There are ample vineyards, yoga classes, specialized spas, and, of course, plenty of nature trails for couples to enjoy. Between the many honeymoon packages and the plethora of destination weddings you'll see, Napa's a shoe-in.
Admit it, you can already see what this honeymoon would look like. A glass of wine in your hand, strolling through the vineyard, and just living it up like a wealthy individual. It's beautiful.
Cape Town has a bad rap due to the policies put into place during Apartheid, but don't be fooled. It's one of the most LGBT-friendly honeymoon destinations in the world, and also happens to be one of the most exotic.
Gay travel agencies love Cape Town, and rightfully so. This charming city is known for luxury resorts and great wine, but there's so much more to it than just that. The sights you'll see alone give people every reason to want to have extra time.