What Is the Most Gay-Friendly Town in Florida?


  • April 17, 2019
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Gulfport is one of the most popular gay-friendly towns in Florida and offers an array of events and activities that welcome the LGBTQ community. You’ll instantly fall in love with its welcoming people and a warm atmosphere. Read on to discover some of our favorites and start planning your trip today! Then, make sure you download our free Vacation Guide. It offers recommendations for our favorite local restaurants, museums, shops, events, outdoor adventures, and more!


Welcome to Gulfport: One of the Most Gay-Friendly Towns in Florida!
 

Events
St. Pete Pride Parade and Street Festival

The St. Pete Pride Parade and Street Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The parade is held in June and draws over 200,000 visitors! It’s the largest LGBTQ parade in Florida and the largest parade in the St. Petersburg area. Keep in mind that you are not allowed to bring alcohol, inline skates, laser pointers, radios, skateboards/scooters, fireworks, weapons, or pets to the event.

LGBTQ Film Series

The LQBTQ Film Series is a unique event that takes place every month at the LGBTQ Resource Center in the Gulfport Public Library. Attend one of the film nights while you’re in town! They take place on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to arrive early for the best seats.

 

Dining
Gulfport has its share of delicious restaurants and local breweries. After attending St. Pete Pride or another fun event, stop at Green Bench Brewing or Three Daughters Brewing and relax in a fun, laid-back atmosphere! Then, proceed to dinner at one of the top restaurants in Gulfport. You can even dine at the Historic Peninsula Inn; Isabelle’s, not only our in-house restaurant, is one of the best places to eat in Gulfport.

 

Other Fun Activities
Gulfport is charming and quaint. It’s also a fabulous artistic hub! If you’re looking for a unique art experience, you’re in the right place. Peruse numerous galleries like the Chihuly Collection and the Dali Museum, which is home the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s work outside of his hometown in Spain.

If you’d rather reconnect with nature and discover various Florida’s ecosystems, we know a variety of great trails around Gulfport! Stroll through the protected environment of Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve or Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and view Florida’s majestic wildlife. For a romantic bike ride, check out to the 38.2-mile Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail.

 

Everyone Is Welcome at Gulfport’s Top B&B
There’s no place quite like Gulfport, and there’s no better B&B than the Historic Peninsula Inn! After enjoying the best of our gay-friendly town, come home to a comfortable room where you can cozy up and relax. Our stunning accommodations have everything you need to unwind, including private bathrooms, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary breakfast available from 8 to 10 a.m.!

At the Historic Peninsula Inn, we welcome everyone. Indeed, we offer rooms for solo travelers, couples, families, and more. Take a look at our Casablanca Suite, for example. It can sleep up to four people and features two spacious bedrooms for added privacy. Have sweet dreams in the luxurious queen-size bed and another with two twin beds. Have we mentioned how delicious our breakfast is yet? Let’s just say it will make mornings the sweetest part of the day!