Richmond is the state capital of Virginia and, as such, it boasts a rich history, both Civil War and Revolutionary.
Start your day exploring this historic hotbed with breakfast — made up of a breakfast sandwich and pastry, plus locally roasted coffee — from Lamplighter Roasting Company. There are three Lamplighter locations to pick from, so choose the one closest to you.
Then, it’s off to a free museum. The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU is filled with interesting artwork, but also offers a packed calendar of events of all types, from parties to lectures.
Then, go over to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, also free. Check out the 20th-century European art gallery, the Modernist gallery, the Faberge works and the Contemporary American art. You’ll find a little bit of it all.
Grab lunch at Can Can Brasserie, where the French-inspired lunch menu offers delicious, light options easy on the wallet, like a croquet monsieur, croque madame, bouillabaisse or moules frites, all for less than $16.
Get a little fresh air after lunch with a trip to Belle Isle. You can take the footbridge across the James River for some exercise. Belle Isle was a prison site for Union soldiers during the Civil War.
For more dark history, visit The Hollywood Cemetery. Tours are available, but exploring on foot is welcome, too. You’ll see the burial places of Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler, as well as the Richmond Vampire.
End your day with dinner at the cozy and hip Saison, where you’ll find menu items with both Latin and Southern inspiration. If it’s a Sunday, make sure to stop by for Sunday fried chicken night.
Montage Los Cabos partners with Chef Mauro Colagreco of the award-winning Mirazur restaurant in France on an exclusive Mirazur Beyond Borders experience. Chef Mauro will take up residency at the resort for the dinner series, Feb. 9–18. The unique dining experience highlights the rich culinary traditions of Mexico, ingredients from the Baja Peninsula and sustainable cooking techniques. The dinner experience starts at $550 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $160. Book reservations here.
Now that concerts, sports games and other live events are back, everyone is rushing to see their favorite artists, sports teams and more, with many traveling for an event. The AC Hotel Orlando Downtown has the perfect offer for those visiting Orlando, Florida.
Choose Chicago and United Airlines currently collaborate on an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Apprenticeship Program, also with support from Tourism Diversity Matters. United Airlines fully funds the program in 2022, and one lucky candidate will be selected to complete the competitive pilot program.
Santa Fe County, New Mexico, recently announced the launch of the Santa Fe County Experience app to exhibit the many sites and businesses found in the county through different itineraries. Visitors and locals using the app can easily plan trips in the county and explore both well-known and hidden features found in Santa Fe County.
Four new properties are set to debut in New York City and Los Angeles in 2022 from developer and real estate investor Lightstone and Moxy Hotels. Two new Moxy hotels will open in New York: Moxy Lower East Side and Moxy Williamsburg. One new Moxy hotel and one dual-branded Moxy and AC hotel will open in Los Angeles: Moxy Los Angeles Downtown and AC Hotel Los Angeles Downtown.
The nation’s oldest and largest celebration honoring the first president of our country, Washington’s Birthday Celebration, returns to Laredo, Texas, for the 124th year. A celebration lasting more than a month, Jan. 21–Feb. 27, this party includes more than 28 events, such as a jalapeno eating contest, a Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball and more. The month-long celebration draws a crowd of more than 400,000 people and offers some of the most well-known social events in South Texas.