Home to the annual Pride event and the Church Street Fetish Fair, the West Village is the Gay Village’s edgier, more political little sister. Outfitted with queer bars and funky restaurants, the Queer West Village claims to be more progressive than the Gay Village. Think New York’s East Village vs. West Village.
Hanlan’s Point Beach: Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, Hanlan’s Point Beach boasts a clothing-optional section in addition to a stretch of beach where bathing suits are required. The easiest way to get to Hanlan’s is via ferry, which you can board at the foot of Bay Street at Queens Quay. Then it’s a 15-minute trek to this area of the beach.