Richmond, Virginia, is the perfect destination to celebrate Juneteenth. The Black community and culture thrive through local restaurants, art galleries and historic sites.
The Black Village of Richmond hosts this festival for the second year. The day includes live music, food, spoken performances, games and much more. The event includes the support of more than 100 Black-owned businesses, aiming to showcase the city’s Black excellence and highlight the community’s legacy.
With Father’s Day and Juneteenth falling on the same weekend, the NAACP Hanover Branch celebrates both June 19. Travelers and locals alike can celebrate fathers and the Black community with food trucks, street vendors, wine tasting, music and more.
On June 26, join the Elegba Folklore Society at its annual Juneteenth celebration, featuring live performances, the Freedom Market and the ancestral homage at Richmond’s African Burial Ground. Before the celebration, take part in the Torch Lit Night Walk to learn about the history of Enslaved Africans through songs and stories.
Maggie L. Walker is a well-known name in Richmond’s history as a progressive African American woman from the post-Civil War era. She was the first female founder and president of a chartered bank in the United States. Visitors can tour her home and learn more about her impact on the community.
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia teaches visitors about Black history not only in Richmond, but also in the whole state of Virginia. The Black History Timeline and Emancipation Oak hope to inspire all visitors. Don’t forget to check out the exhibits on historical figures such as Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Howard L. Baugh.
Visitors can find an extensive collection of African American artwork at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Textiles, masks and ritual objects from more than 100 African cultures sit on display, each piece highlighting the creativity and history of the Black community, both locally and globally.
Looking for the newest hotel for your next ski trip? This December, Maribel Hotel, a new alpine ski chalet, opens in Sierra Nevada in Grenada, Spain. The hotel lies at the foot of the slopes with direct access to the Maribel and Águila slopes.
oneworld is strengthening its position as a leader in sustainability with several commitments and partnerships with other eco-leaders in the industry. In September 2020, oneworld became the first global airline alliance to announce a commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. That was only the start of the alliance’s mission to advance sustainability through taking a leadership role in decarbonizing aviation.
Visiting the airport these days means you’ve either booked a flight or you’re simply dropping someone off or picking them up. However, as part of a new initiative from Southern California’s Ontario International Airport, travelers and locals can visit the airport’s terminals to dine and shop without need of a ticket. The new initiative also allows friends and family members to spend more time with travelers before their flights depart.
Fairmont Century Plaza recently debuted Winter Swiss Chalets, transporting hotel guests and locals to the Alps as Los Angeles’ first après-ski dining experience. Three beautifully built, wooden Swiss chalets sit on The Bar’s outdoor patio.
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.