Out Traveler Awards: Time to Vote


By OUTTraveler Editors

It's a big world out there, with endless opportunities for adventure, love, learning, sex, and culture. We want to know what you think are the places worth a plane ride, and your dollars, in 2013.

Best City after Dark
Which city is the hottest after the sun goes down?

As one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the world, Amsterdam boasts a dazzling array of nightlife, bars, and cannabis cafes that are sure to please any out traveler. The city is host to many world-famous clubs, including Escape, Paradiso, and Sugar Factory, that attract celebrity DJs and techno enthusiasts from across the globe.

Revelers can twerk until dawn in the many dance halls of Berlin, particularly in the Schoneberg district, which has been a gay beacon for more than a century. Today, Germany’s capital is throbbing with sexual liberation and a truly international flavor that permeates every club, café, and cruising locale.

Las Vegas
With neon lights beckoning travelers to headliners like Celine Deon and Britney Spears, Las Vegas has remarketed itself as a must-see LGBT destination. Its burgeoning gay nightlife also reflects this transition, with casinos like The Cosmopolitan and Luxor staffing its nightclubs with gorgeous go-go boys and girls that keep the party going all night long.

New Orleans
The bourbon-soaked streets of New Orleans host a constant parade of revelers frequenting such infamous hotspots as Oz and Bourbon Pub. Or just party in the open air, particularly during festivals like Mardi Gras and Southern Decadence that draw out travelers from around the world.

New York
New York is infamously known as the city that never sleeps, and with good reason. From evening to night to early morning, visitors can enjoy the glamour of world-class gay clubs like XL or venture to Brooklyn for the flavor of hipster mainstays like Sugarland and Metropolitan. Although watering holes are legally required to close their liquor bottles at 4 a.m., there’s always an after party, and an after-after-party, in New York City.

Tel Aviv
Dubbed the “Manhattan of the Middle East” by The Huffington Post, Tel Aviv has emerged as one of the world’s gay meccas, attracting thousands each year to sun on its gay Hilton beach and moonlight in its dozens of bars and nightclubs. From Apolo to Shlagzana to Evita to Gilda, there’s a venue for anyone seeking to dance the night away with
the beautiful people of Israel.