Out Traveler Awards: Time to Vote
By OUTTraveler Editors
Sultriest Place on Earth
Which city offers LGBT visitors a sultry, steamy, and sexy slice of life?
There’s nothing like the taste of forbidden fruit. And Havana, which has historically forbidden U.S. tourists, still attracts tens of thousands of Americans each year, who are yearning for a smoke of their famed cigars and a bite of the burgeoning LGBT scene in the Caribbean’s most populous city.
When the night falls, the heat rises in Miami, one of the southernmost cities in the United States. Its beaches and famed clubs are teeming with well-muscled torsos that are sun-kissed by day, and later kissed good night.
It doesn’t get much hotter than New Orleans, whose Cajun French culture offers a special spice to this Southern city. In the land of perpetual Spring Break and Southern Decadence, the liquor never slows and revelers reveal all for rainbow beads and a shot on Bourbon Street.
Rio de Janeiro
As one of the most popular gay destinations in the world, gay Rio de Janeiro takes beach culture to another plane. With its year-round warm temperature and breath-taking landscape, Rio has become a mecca for those seeking beautiful, bronze Brazilian bodies and the warm embrace of an outdoor sauna.