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Predominantly White Cities That Welcome Black Tourists
Go beyond that comfort zone and book summer travel to these predominantly White cities that welcome Black tourists. Diversity in tourism is now trending. All over many parts of the world. Whether learning about Black history in new countries or just basking in the love that the city gives its Black tourists. Traveling to these cities that welcome Black tourists will evoke rich cultural experiences.
Finding places to travel this summer just became a little easier. Hop on Google flights and pick one of these destinations for a getaway. Give rein to the travel palate and delight in chocolates, pastas and beers. Then, walk it off sightseeing around foreign towns.
With the stereotype of Black travel being swimming pools in tropical places, it’s time to show up and show out at unexpected places while traveling this summer. Learning about our culture as well as other cultures, eating good food and seeing famous sights are the things that Black tourists love the most.
Amsterdam, London, Nice and Trento, Italy top the list of cities who welcome Black tourists. Know of anymore predominantly White cities that welcome Black tourists? List them in the comments below.
Don’t let these cities be the limit either. There are plenty of other places around the world that welcome Black tourists. Don’t take the next person’s word for it. Travel there and find out for yourself.
1. Krakow, Poland
The people of Krakow, Poland welcome Black visitors with a smile. Polish people show their approval by the lit expression on their face. While learning the language can be difficult, Polish people generally speak a great deal of English. A place where Jewish culture is strong and the residents welcome cultures from around the world with open arms.
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
The population of Amsterdam is over 80% white. But, while visiting, tourists can stay in a Black-owned, women-only hostel, eat at black-owned restaurants and take a Black history tour of the city. Canals and bike paths are the main routes of transportation and travelers can rent a bike and ride over to the Nelson Mandela park while in town.
3. London, United Kingdom
With over half the population identifying as White, London is still a top destination for Black Travelers. Black history walks, the Kingdom Choir, Black-owned bookstores and pubs; Black London is a thing.
4. Nice, France
Black travelers visiting the coastal town of Nice, France can expect jaw-dropping ocean views and a welcoming attitude. This town in the South of France has plenty to do and see. Plus, it is open to diversity in travel, including Black travelers.
5. Antwerp, Belgium
The history of Antwerp, Belgium is preserved through architecture and car-free cobblestone streets. Cute cafes and astute churches will welcome Black tourists. And, of course, don’t miss Antwerp’s avant-garde fashion and it’s famous chocolate while in town.
6. Graz, Austria
Known to be friendly to foreigners, Graz, Austria is a lesser-known place for Black travelers. With little crime and a grand number of scenic views, Graz is another place to consider traveling. City programs have been set up for residents who experience discrimination to get free access to a lawyer as well as protect the rights of discrimination victims.
7. Edinburgh, Scotland
Scottish people are notorious over-sharing storytellers with great humors. Quick to invite new friends for a beer, their chill attitude and welcoming spirit makes Black tourists feel wanted.
8. Budva, Montenegro
The town of Budva only welcomes a couple of Black visitors each year. At most. The small town in Montenegro dotes on its Black tourists though. It is said that chefs will send out extra special entrees and autographs are often signed. Visiting here will leave one feeling like royalty!