Petersburg, Florida and the surrounding region , from St. Pete Beach and artsy Gulfport up the coast to Clearwater and Dunedin. Arguably the largest and most popular gay destination on Florida's Gulf Coast, the St. Petersburg region has a good mix of gay nightspots. There's a lot going at this energetic space a short drive from Clearwater and not terribly far from Tampa. Blur is the dance club, which has drag shows, bingo hosted by Traila Parks , karaoke, and other fun events.
A friend in the Keys told us about 'GaYbor' and we came here and were surprised. In fact, GaYbor — a coalition of gay and gay-friendly businesses that began on the west end of a popular nightclub and restaurant strip — began taking shape only about four years ago. It was an interesting addition against the backdrop of historic Ybor City, a former cigar-rolling district with Latin roots. With cobbled streets and red brick buildings, the neighborhood has an old-time feel but also a progressive mix of eclectic shops, bars and restaurants that have attracted visitors for the past 20 years. It includes a block area 12th to 18th street and from 4th up to Palm and offers a trolley and an Amtrak stop nearby for transportation. Petersburg to Ybor City in
Any beach in Florida is a good beach, one might argue, but there's one that's especially popular among the LGBT community. Sunset Beach, Florida, has long been dubbed "the gay beach" by locals. And when you visit during the summer, it's easy to see why. In the center of it all, there's St. Pete, as it's been affectionately nicknamed, which hosts Florida's largest Pride festival each June.
This sunshiny city on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico has so much to offer visitors and residents alike. It offers professional sports, a thriving arts scene, excellent restaurants, and plenty of entertainment options, indoors and out. And beyond all of the fun it offers, it offers professional opportunities too — and plenty of them. It also has a strong, steadily growing LGBTQ community, one where everyone can find their place and be a part of all that makes the Tampa Bay area wonderful.