Key West takes pride in serving the gay community with visitor packages that bring the gay traveler to places most frequented by the LGBT crowd. The Key West Business Guild website contains a comprehensive set of information that makes Key West one of the most gay-friendly paces in the country. Such things as where to dine, shop and attend events a famous nightlife are detailed n the site. It has information on getting into gay-friendly luxury hotels and motels, intimate inns and guesthouses as well as exclusively gay or lesbian accommodations. It even offers venues for gay weddings and commitment ceremonies.
All-male accommodations can be found mostly on Duval and Fleming Street like Coconut Grove, New Orleans House and Island House. An all-women accommodation is Pearl's rainbow at United Street occupying renovated historic buildings. Mix gay and lesbian accommodations can be found in Alexander's Guesthouse along Fleming street and Big Ruby's Guesthouse rated 5-star situated along Applerouth Lane and is a member f America's Foremost Gay & Lesbian Hotels. All-welcome accommodations can be had at Casa Marina Resort and Beach club and Crowne Plaza Key West also on Duval Street and Ambrosia Key West along Fleming. There are many other all-welcome accommodations and you can visit the site at www.gaykeywestfl.com/listings.cfm?nid=22 for more or these listings.
Key West offers vacation packages for the LGBT as visitors. The Gay Key West Vacation Rentals has a fabulous array of privately owned gay vacation rentals and you can check photos, property description and proximity indications to famous day entertainment sites ate www.gaykeywestrentals.com and at Banyan Vacation rentals at www.banyanresort.com. Some of the more popular one around town are Rent Key West Vacations and Historic Hideaways, Inc along Duval, Distinguished Hotels International along White Street and Compass Realty along Front Street.
As a gay-friendly city, Key West has bars and lounges that cater to the LGBT crowd and they are mostly located along famous Duval Street such as Aqua Night Club, Bourbon Street Pub, Rick's / Durty Harry's and The Keys-A Key West Piano Par. There are other noted gay spots elsewhere like Schooner Warf Bar along William Street, Hog's Breath Saloon on Front Street and the Bottle Cap Lounge & Liquor along Simonton Street. Special Events The tropical island hosts various key events for the LGBT communities such as the Key West's Gay Spring Break, the PrideFest every June 9th, Tropical Heat held August 19-22, WomenFest held September 7-12, New Year's Eve and the Key West BearFest. Your gay-friendly hotel or lodging should be able to provide a more comprehensive calendar of events for the LGBT visitor. Just ask.