San-Francisco

Best GLBT Destination
San Francisco

Gay travelers all know about The Castro, but California’s “City by the Bay” is known as one of the most scenic and recreational cities of the West Coast year-round. The weather is famously mild — chilly even — but one of the main attractions is Baker Beach. Located at the northwest corner of the San Francisco, this is the one of the most interesting beaches in the U.S., known for its openness to the population, boasting a direct view of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as the full coastline of the city. Part of the beach is clothing optional, there’s a food truck party on weekends as well as great hiking, beach soccer, Frisbee and wine tastings. A city like this is more than just one neighborhood — it’s the vastness of opportunity that makes San Francisco the total package.  

— Nicholas Clements-Lindsey

Photo by Nicholas Clements-Lindsey

BEST LGBT DESTINATION

San Francisco, Calif.

BEST ROMANTIC GETAWAY

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY

Rainbow Ranch, Groesbeck, Texas

RainbowRanch.net.

BEST LGBT CRUISE EXPERIENCE

RSVP

310-432-2300.

RSVPVacations.com.

BEST AIRLINE

Southwest Airlines

Southwest.com.

BEST LOCAL TRAVEL/CRUISE AGENCY

The Pauer Group

972-241-2000.

ThePauerGroup.com.

BEST LOCAL HOTEL

Warwick Melrose Hotel Dallas

3015 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-521-5151.

WarwickHotels.com.

BEST ONLINE TRAVEL SITE OR APP

Expedia.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition MARCH 17, 2017.