The world waits for the Supreme Court’s verdict on marriage equality. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) may just be overturned with the Supreme Court’s upcoming summer verdict. With so many changes at hand, South Florida is the perfect place for LGBT couples to relax, unwind, and celebrate their relationship as we wait for summer’s decision.

Hollywood Beach

Hollywood Beach is only a few short hours north of Key West and fifteen minutes from either Fort Lauderdale or Miami. You’re at the crossroads of South Florida when you’re on Hollywood Beach, and only a stroll away from nightlife, green cafes, farmer’s markets, and of course, the ocean. Stay at the quiet, LGBT- friendly Desoto and you’re literally only twenty steps from the beach. (Try us. We counted.)

Key West

With a city rich in LGBT history (Tennessee Williams once lived there), Key West is one of the world’s hottest LGBT destinations . With a wide variety of hotels and resorts for all members of Key West’s “one human family”, you and your partner will feel rejuvenated and refreshed after a day spent sailing, fishing, shopping, or just lounging poolside at your hotel. From Pearl’s Rainbow resort  (which bills itself as gay-friendly, straight-friendly, and pet-friendly) to Big Ruby’s Guesthouse, this is truly a verstitle place where your vacation can be as unique as your relationship. Romantic gay-friendly packages are often available at most businesses and most resorts are centrally located from Mallory Square’s carnival-like atmosphere.

Wilton Manors

Wilton Manors was ranked 3rd in America for its high percentages of LGBT residents and gay friendly businesses. Wilton Manors is jam packed with gay and lesbian owned hotels, clubs, restaurants, and best of all, being in Wilton Manors on a Saturday night feels like being in an LGBT town. Rainbow flags are everywhere and so are ample places to play. If you’re in WM during the day, explore the boutiques and thrift stores, or grab lunch, while evening offers unique fun for everyone.

How will you celebrate your partnership this summer? Tell us!

By Marissa Cohen

Photo By Jason Pier in DC

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