Cheapflights.com has compiled a list of
special spots where gay and lesbian couples will soon be able to
The travel site recommends Newport,
Rhode Island, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Montevideo, Uruguay and
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The gay-friendly beach town of Rehoboth
Beach is expected to become a major wedding destination for gay
couples as the state's new marriage law takes effect on July 1. Part
of the seaside locale's charm is its wooden boardwalks, beaches and
eclectic shops. The town bills itself as The Nation's Summer
Capital and draws tourists from nearby Washington, D.C. and
Earlier this year, Uruguay became the
second country in Latin America behind Argentina to legalize gay
nuptials. Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, is a picturesque port city
which offers captivating colonial architecture, rich cultural venues
and a lively nightlife scene.
While Brazil has not approved a
marriage law for gay couples, the state of Rio de Janeiro effectively
has. Rio de Janeiro, the nation's second largest city with 6.3
million inhabitants, boasts a wide range of experiences for wedding
guests. Rio is nicknamed the “Marvelous City” for its colorful
carnival festivities and famous landmarks such as Ipanema Beach,
Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado
Mountain. Rio's annual Gay Pride Parade is considered the world's
Rhode Island officially ends its
designation as New England's only state where gay couples cannot
marry on August 1 after passage of a marriage law last month.
Located about an hour south of Boston, the seaside city of Newport,
once a major 18th century port city, boasts the highest
number of surviving colonial buildings in the U.S. The Newport
Mansions offer a dramatic backdrop for weddings. Other activities
include three vineyards to visit and spectacular beaches to discover.