San Francisco, Paris, New York and Provincetown lead in several categories in GayCities Awards 2012.

The travel site named Paris its top destination for romance. Also listed are Venice, Rome, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Barcelona and Buenos Aires.

New York City clinched the “City That Never Sleeps” title. Also receiving mentions were Tel Aviv, Las Vegas, Berlin, London, New Orleans and Madrid.

San Francisco carried two categories: most scenic city and most “pride” city.

GayCities co-founder and editorial director Chris Bull told The Huffington Post that San Francisco has a lot to offer.

“It's kind of considered a gay mecca,” he said. “Everything from the Harvey Milk Memorial to the Castro theater. Even for a kid growing up in Santiago, those things have widespread appeal.

In the Beach Resort Town category, the winner was Provincetown. Also receiving mentions were Rio de Janeiro, Puerto Vallarta, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Key West and Tel Aviv.

Paris was named “Food and Wine City,” with runner-up statuses going to San Francisco, Rome, New York, Barcelona, Napa & Sonoma and Tel Aviv.