5 Cities Around The World Where Black Families Will Feel Welcome
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
It’s no secret that traveling while black can come with its share of frustrations. From stares and pointing to racism and even violence, some places just aren’t welcoming to black travelers. When the safety and wellbeing of your family are involved, choosing the location of your next getaway takes even more consideration.
Here are 5 destinations around the world where black families will feel welcomed.
Berlin is a favorite spot for millennials, digital nomads, students, and recent grads, making it a hub for cultural diversity. Known for being a fairly liberal country in general, Germany has a strong international community while Berlin brings in tourists from all over the world to experience their party scene, selection of cuisine, and cultural events. In general, black people feel very comfortable in Berlin and are welcomed among the locals.
Located in the French Riviera, Nice is a vibrant city that draws many cultural influences from its Italian neighbor. The city is also a melting pot of cultures from all over the world, creating an international community where most people feel very welcomed and included in the local culture.
In general, Italians have a natural zest and enthusiasm for life. The celebration of food, culture, and art is a national pastime. Rome is another cultural hub drawing people from all over the world, and along with Romans’ love for their city, comes a passionate, celebration for black people (especially black women). When many black travelers are often met with stares and pointing in other European cities, Rome will feel like a welcomed retreat for your family.
From its stunning natural beauty to affordable costs, Bali is an easy sell for a tropical getaway. However, it’s also the Balinese people and their warmth, cultural pride, and welcoming spirit that will make you and your family feel right at home.
Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
This dual-island nation is known for its stunning beaches, natural beauty, and culture of hospitality and friendliness to visitors from all over the world. Your family will feel more than welcomed among the culture and pride of the St. Kitts and Nevis people making it the perfect Caribbean family vacation.