Book One of These Top 3 Destinations to Celebrate “Black Love Day”

BY: - 3 Feb '15 | Travel

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‘Black Love Day’ (February 13th) and ‘Valentine’s Day’ (February 14th) are fastly approaching and there’s still time to plan a special surprise for your sweetheart. What’s the best romantic surprise?  A romantic getaway!  Everyone loves a weekend getaway especially a romantic one with just you and your boo! To help we’ve put together a list of the top cities in the country, perfect for a romantic couples’ getaway.

Las Vegas Baby! In addition to being the city for gambling and must-see shows, Vegas is also a popular romantic getaway.  5% of all marriages take place in Las Vegas and with its 50 plus wedding chapels, it’s a perfect place to get married.  Vegas is also a perfect city for celebrating your love with its fabulous hotels, unique concerts and shows and wonderful variety of delicious dining options.  Visit www.Vegas.com for the complete list of Valentine’s Day dining specials.  Click here for the list of current shows available including ‘Boyz II Men.’

New York, NY!  Everybody loves the big apple, New York City.  The city that never sleeps is a fabulous destination for a couples’ getaway celebrating ‘Valentine’s Day’ or ‘Black Love Day.’  Enjoy a day of sightseeing and shopping at the iconic Macy’s on 42nd street or at the fabulous boutiques downtown.  Cap the night off with an evening of theater by taking in a Broadway show, followed by diner at a great restaurant.  Click here for TripAdvisors official list of great restaurants near NYC’s theater district.

Miami, Florida. “Welcome to Miami!”  Miami is one of my favorite cities and is absolutely perfect for a couples’ getaway. South Beach, also known as the American Riviera, is a very popular tourist destination.  Staying directly on ‘Ocean Drive’ puts you within walking distance to fabulous restaurants, nightclubs, one-of-a-kind boutiques and the beach.  One of my favorite hotels on Ocean Drive is the gorgeous ‘Winterhaven Hotel’.  It’s pricey, but a gorgeous property with excellent service and accommodations.  If you’re a sports loving couple, rent a car and take in a Miami Heat game and cap the night off with diner and drinks at one of South Beach’s fabulous restaurants like “Lario’s on the Beach.” Click here for more information on events and special offers during February aka  ‘Miami Romance Month.’

BMWK Family what are your favorite cities for a romantic getaway?

 

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Kirstin Fuller wrote 285 articles on this blog.

Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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3 Must Visit Black History Sites!

BY: - 17 Feb '15 | Travel

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In addition to February being the month to celebrate love, it’s also the month that everyone recognizes the contributions African Americans have made to the history of our country. February is ‘Black History’ month and when we normally think of black history month, they’re a few sites that always come to mind.  For example, since the dedication ceremony, the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, DC has become the city’s most popular black history site to visit.

It is a breathtaking site to see in person and here are three more black history sites we think everyone should also visit.

  • African American Civil War Museum.  Also located in Washington, DC, the African American Civil War Museum tells the stories of the US colored troops and the contributions of African Americans to the civil war through unique artifacts, photographs, exhibits and seminars. For more information and museum hours of operation please visit afroamcivilwar.org
  • Sweet Auburn District in Atlanta.  Atlanta is well loved for its rich and vibrant African American culture.  The city is also home to a wealth of history like the Sweet Auburn District, a mile and a half of heritage on Auburn Avenue. Designated a national historic landmark in 1976, Sweet Auburn is home to the restored birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ebenezer Baptist Church and the burial sites of Coretta and Dr. King.  Click here for more information on walking history tours of he city.
  • International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, NC.  See the original site where the sit-in movement began on February 1, 1960 when four North Carolina A&T College students sat down at the Woolworth counter starting a movement that would follow in other cities. The museum is also home to permanent exhibits that document other key human and civil rights struggles and achievements. For more information please visit sitinmovement.org.

Incorporate ‘Black History’ into your family vacations because it should be learned and celebrated all year.

BMWK, have you ever visited any of these places with your family?

 

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Kirstin Fuller wrote 285 articles on this blog.

Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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