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THAILAND From the urban excitement of Bangkok to the breathtaking beaches of Phuket to the amazing religious architecture of Chiang Mai, there’s an endless variety to see in this Southeast Asian country. Queer travelers have been warmly welcomed here for many years, and it’s inexpensive to get around and explore. Throw in cheap massages and what more can you want?

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Hang out next summer at Chicago’s lovely Hollywood Beach, also called the “gay beach” in Edgewater. Chicago has a seemingly endless supply of gorgeous men, and you’ll find many of them here all summer long, not covering up any more than necessary. Plus, this Midwestern favorite is everything an American city aspires to be with great cuisine, important architecture, a friendly vibe, and impressive lodging to boot.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL Queer visitors to this urban mecca come back year after year for its famously sunny weather, miles of great beaches, and gay-friendly vibe. In fact, some people even describe this second largest city in Israel as the gayest city on the planet. Tel Aviv is full of great museums, interesting architecture, hip restaurants and plenty of clubs.

SITGES, SPAIN While Barcelona is on many best-of lists one of the favorite new queer destinations is this idyllic beach town located about 25 miles southwest of the Catalan giant. Sitges has long been an artistic hangout, and LGBTQ travelers will also enjoy the thriving nightlife scene here.

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