Despite the conservative landscape, it’s hard not to enjoy the western coast of Florida. For example, just knowing that a long, pan-handle-shaped mass is jetting out above us like we’re being tea-bagged makes us lay back and prepare for a good time. And now, in Tampa’s pink area, gaYbor City, there’s a new reason that gays can have a good time there on other side of the Sunshine State: Ybor Resort and Spa.
As the city’s first and only gay hotel/spa, we finally have an inclusive, welcoming place to take those hot Tampa tricks (or perhaps find a few).
Ybor Resort boasts 12 boutique hotel rooms, but we probably won’t spend much time in them as the properties’ spa features 40 rooms, a hot sauna, European-style dark rooms and more.
However, it’s the 50-man hot tub that we’ll most likely have our mail delivered directly to. We might also be caught taking a skinny dip in the clothing-optional pool, but don’t tell the city – public nudity in Tampa is a no-no.
For having such sexy balls, we give the Ybor Resort a thumbs up (just tell us where!) for opening a comfortable-yet-wild place for gays to visit in Tampa, a city often accused of being gay-unfriendly. Nothing like a don’t-call-us-a-bathhouse-or-we’ll-get-fined bathhouse to finally make gays in the area feel welcome.
Now it’s time for us to throw Ybor Resort a homo-warming with 49 of our closest friends. How many players are on the Buccaneers?
Membership (from $10 – $30) is required
Hotel rooms from $69.69 (easy to remember) per night
Lockers, $10; Private rooms, $15 – $20
1512 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa
Win A Trip To Dallas Pride
The nice folks at the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau want to show you first-hand how friendly Texas boys really are.
They’re giving away a trip to Dallas’ Pride Weekend in September. The prize package includes round-trip airfare for two on American Airlines, three nights at the super sexy Joule Hotel (check out the pool!), and tickets to Gay Bingo and Gay Day at Six Flags…plus more!
Enter to win at www.glbtdallas.com. Contest ends Friday, July 31.