Just like vodka, gay couples come in a variety of flavors. Some pairs identify as smooth and sophisticated while others consider themselves sweet and fruity. When these diverse duos decide to celebrate their committed relationships, it’s practical to assume their honeymoons will reflect their personal tastes. Below you’ll find five types of couples, along with our suggestions for the ideal newlywed getaway.
THE LEATHER LOVERS
Strap up for a sexy sabbatical in San Francisco. The perfect hunky holiday falls on Sunday, September 23, with the return of the Folsom Street Fair, which touts itself as the world’s largest leather event. Nothing says “Just Married” better than a pair of matching harnesses.
THE POWER PARTNERS
Mixing business and pleasure is simply the smart thing to do. After networking around the Chicago Loop, it’s time to wind down in the Windy City. Stop by the Coffee and Tea Exchange in Boystown to relax with an amaretto blend or a chamomile. Then enjoy a decadent French dinner at Paris in Chicago, followed by cocktails at the popular gay bar Sidetrack.
THE PARTY DUO
For a honeymoon full of celebratory toasts and thumping music, South Beach is the place to be. After grinding on the dance floors of the city’s many bars, rest up on the popular gay beach at 12th Street and Ocean Drive. The ultimate South Beach affair occurs November 21-26 with White Party Week, so plan accordingly.
THE MANLY BEAUS
Pack up the camping gear and head to the newly opened Oz Campground (formerly Lumberjacks) in Unadilla, Georgia. Spend the night under the stars in one of the primitive tent sites or cozy up in a cabin.
THE ARTSY SWEETHEARTS
What can be more romantic than an art-filled weekend in The City of Roses? Creativity thrives in Portland, Oregon. Stroll through galleries of the Alberta Arts District or see a gay-themed show by Triangle Productions, one of the city’s oldest theater companies. For fall newlyweds, the Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in October is a must!