Fans of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta series know that some of the most memorable moments in the show’s history always take place on vacation (who can forget when Kenya Moore declared herself “gone with the wind fabulous” on the beaches of Anguilla?). And just like the show, you can make some adventure filled memories of your own — minus all the drama that goes along with it.
Throughout the years, the ladies have taken us everywhere from exotic locales, to domestic favorites — as girls trips and also when bringing the men along for the ride. So as you’re planning the remainder of your 2020 travel, revisit some RHOA favorites to plan an epic vacation, Bravolebrity style!
Toronto stands out as the country’s most populous city and cultural hub. It’s also one of the most diverse cities on earth with more than 50 percent of the population born outside of Canada (more than 130 languages are spoken) and with this diversity, an amazing culinary scene, rivaling NYC and Chicago. One of the main attractions of the city each year is Caribana, Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival, which we saw the ladies dressed in beautiful costumes this season while they played mas. Add this to your list for summer 2020 travel.
Travelers come from around the world to eat, shop, and see Barcelona — which is exactly what the ladies of RHOA did! With a sunny coastal location right on the beach, delicious wine and endless amounts of tasty tapas, it’s no wonder that Black travelers are setting their sites on this destination more and more each year. Make sure you stop by the famous avenue known as Las Ramblas, the Parc Güell, with its stunning Gaudí mosaics and of course stroll through the secret labyrinth park. Did we mention there should also be lots of eating and drinking?
Pristine sands and aquamarine waters make this one of the reasons you should plan a trip to Destin in 2020. This quaint beach town rivals other Florida cities such as Miami and Key West, but offers up better beaches, and less traffic. Not to mention, the Salamander’s Henderson Beach Resort (a Black owned resort, owned by Sheila Johnson), is a luxurious seaside retreat presenting thoughtful modern amenities in a graceful and distinguished setting that recall the region’s rich coastal heritage.
Cape Town, South Africa
Season 4 introduced us to the beauty that is Cape Town, South Africa. On your visit, you can indulge in everything from breathtaking views of Table Mountain to the historic legacy Nelson Mandela. The city, located at the southern tip of Africa, has become one of the leading destinations in African travel, and rightfully so. Boasting some of the world’s best hotels, delicious international cuisine and cultural attractions, this vacation is worth every penny.
We’ll never forget the moment when Porsha Williams thought that the Underground Railroad was a real train that was underground. Thankfully, her visit to Savannah was also an important history lesson. The city’s Southern charm is what especially makes it especially special, in addition to its graceful architecture and rich history. From ghost tours to African-American history exploration, must-see sites include a visit to the City Market, strolling on River Street, an Underground Railroad historical tour, ice cream at Leopold’s or a visit to the Beach Institute, the oldest school for African-Americans.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Mexico is always a good idea. And in Season 6, the peach ladies definitely agreed. South of Cancun, the 80-mile stretch from Tulum to the Punta Allen peninsula is known as the Riviera Maya, and there’s lots to be explored within this territory. From natural wells and cenotes, to Mayan civilizations and sites, to authentic Mexican cuisine, a weekend is not enough to indulge in all of its natural beauty. Also, with some of Mexico’s best beaches, Riviera Maya is a magical place in Mexico that you have to visit at least once.
Kenya may have introduced us to her catchphrase, "gone with the wind fabulous," in Anguilla and for good reason. Anguilla is a sliver of paradise in the middle of the Caribbean, with 33 pristine beaches that engulf the island, and powdery white sand that will make you feel like you’re walking around in heaven. The island, which has always been known for being quiet and low key, is the perfect off-the-beaten-path destination for those looking to delight in all the Caribbean joy, without the influx of crowds and partygoers.