sexyman221993 saidI am going to Miami alone, for 3 days in August, will be there from August 5th to August 8th. This is my first time going alone as a 21 year old, and plan on staying at a hostel in Miami Beach! I am kind of nervous! Is it weird to go out alone? I want to hit up a lot of gay clubs and bars, and also during the day hang out at the beach.. Do you think its weird to be alone? Are guys approacable?
Any advice appreciated!
Hate to burst your bubble, but South Beach (in the City of Miami Beach, not Miami, check Google Maps) has few gay clubs left. Mostly straight tourist traps, though gay friendly.
It's not weird to go out alone, since Miami Beach is a tourist mecca. And lots of gay men will be on the streets, visitors just like you. A few gays still live there permanently, though nothing like earlier decades.
"Gay Central" with all its gay clubs has been migrating north since the 1990s. Right now it's paused at Wilton Manors/Fort Lauderdale, but that won't last, either, before it moves on to someplace else.
For a dance club where you'll fit right in with a younger crowd try "Twist". For a day at the beach drive about 5 miles north along A1A/Collins Ave to Haulover State Park, the only legally nude beach in Florida. The gay part is at the far north end. You park on the left side of Collins (divided at that point) at the marina entrance and park in the north lot, and take a pedestrian tunnel under the road.
Another heavily gay beach is Sebastian in Fort Lauderdale, but that's some distance north. You'll find some gays on the sands of Miami Beach, but I don't know of any place where we congregate there.
It's more heavily straight because the Beach Patrol generally doesn't object to women sunning topless, mostly at the extreme south end (though technically illegal), so long as she remains prone and doesn't get up to walk around. An interesting informal rule, unevenly applied, but enough to bring the straight guys in droves. Do NOT expect the thong-clad gay scene from the movie Birdcage