LGBT Scene in Fort Lauderdale

It is also pretty obvious why this is a popular destination for gay and lesbian travelers. There are a multitude of gay-owned and operated establishments located in Wilton Manors, a bustling hotspot for residents and visitors, often referred to as the heart of the gay scene.

Sebastian Street is one of the gay scene’s hotspots and it is where boys and girls in the gay community - locals and travelers - come to bask in the sun. It is the place to see and be seen. The area, named for the popular gay beach nearby, is home to swanky hotels and a number of gay bed and breakfasts. A 15-minute drive from Sebastian Street Beach will bring you to Wilton Manors.

There are also a number of hotspots for the gay scene outside of those two neighborhoods. You can find a full-time bear bar, a gay movie house and a shop offering leather, bondage and fetish accessories Downtown.