As an antidote to this list from yesterday that was all about ignoring your health, we now bring you a selection of places where you can go to feel healthy and pampered, perhaps during the cleanse you have planned after the holidays. Some of these are places where you can get naked with others in a non-sexual way, and some of these are places where you can just drop in for a massage. A few others are where you go to spend hundreds of dollars on a full-tilt, treat-yoself kind of day, with scrubs, wraps, waxes and the works. So, depending on your level of financial commitment to indulging yourself, you should be able to find something here that will do you right.
San Francisco Gay Hotels Guide: Castro, Hayes Valley & Mission Edition
Imperial Day Spa
Hot Tub Rooms
Greater Miami and Dade County, one of the premier nightclubbing and partying spots in North America, has long cultivated a highly visible gay and lesbian scene. The number of gay bars in Miami has actually declined a bit over the years, but most of the ones that remain still draw huge crowds, especially on weekends, and are definitely top spots for dancing into the late-night and early morning hours. Also, whether you're in trendy South Beach, historic Coconut Grove, or the hipster-favored Wynwood Arts District in Midtown Miami, you're likely to find a strong LGBT presence at many of the area's mainstream clubs, bars, restaurants, and coffeehouses. One thing to keep in mind as you venture out clubbing in Miami: distances in 2,square-mile Dade County are vast. So while on the one hand, all four of the major gay nightspots in South Beach are concentrated in a relatively compact area an area easy to walk to from many Miami Beach hotels , the handful of gay clubs across Biscayne Bay in Miami proper are located somewhat far from one another.
Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products and services; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. If your lodging preference is larger, mainstream hotels, stick with downtown or SoMa - you'll won't find these options in the Castro or other nearby gay-popular neighborhoods like the Mission District, Noe Valley, Hayes Valley, and the like, except for a few mid-priced and budget chain options around and south of Civic Center and Van Ness Avenue and Market.