The waterfront city of Wilton Manors draws visitors and locals alike for nightlife, dining and shopping options for the LGBT vacationer. This thriving resident and tourist LGBT+ community is known for being inclusive and welcoming to all. In June 2018, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County opened the area’s first LGBT+ Visitor Center here in Broward County’s gay-centric district with the destination’s largest concentration of gay residents and businesses. Greater Fort Lauderdale is also home to one of the largest Pride Centers in the country, the world’s first AIDS museum, the global headquarters of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, and the Stonewall Museum, one of the only permanent spaces in the U.S. devoted to exhibitions related to LGBT+ history and culture.
With more than 40 restaurants, lounges and nightclubs, Wilton Drive is the community’s central business artery. Unique stores and services make the area a destination for both visitors and locals. Visit Colohatchee Park for a tranquil afternoon outdoors. A wooden bridge that transports hikers from the city to this placid paradise has been lovingly preserved for nature lovers. Take a walk in Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve, or kayak down the scenie Middle River. Wilton Manors’ central location provides convenient access to the beach, the airport, and downtown Fort Lauderdale.