Over in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, Durban is an eclectic coastal city with a lot to offer. Well known for the region’s diverse influences, from Indian and colonial to surrounding African regions, Durban’s diverse personality shows through not only its city attractions and history, but most significantly through its culinary offerings.
With a focus on local, seasonal and fresh cuisine, Circus Circus is a great stop for an authentic Durban experience. With a long list of options, you can please the range of eaters in your group, from vegetarian to carnivores. The restaurant utilizes the coastal town’s plethora of fresh seafood and seasonally fresh ingredients across its four branches. Read through the rotating menu of diverse offerings for any meal of the day, including breakfast, lunch, brunch, deli, dinner, dessert and coffee. Sit and eat with the kids on a break from sightseeing, or take away and explore your local surroundings.
For cheap eats and a whole lot of flavor, Afro’s Chicken Shop offers a wide variety of options. Choose from casual fare, including sandwiches, burgers, salads, platters, strips, sides and bietjies, or bits. This shop is another great grab-and-go locale, with the option to sit and dine — all on a budget in a super low-key atmosphere.
Something a little (okay, a lot) more upscale, The Chefs Table is a great one-stop shop for an elevated atmosphere, curated menu and treat yourself moment. Enjoy a high-end family dinner with exceptional, innovative local cuisine in the luxury comforts of swanky décor and chic vibes.
Located in Essenwood, Market Restaurant is a staple for visitors and locals alike. The Mediterranean blend offers plenty of hearty vegetarian and vegan options, along with cuisine for the carnivores like lamb burgers and pan-seared duck. Let the kids run free and choose from what their hearts desire, as this establishment almost exclusively offers locally sourced, nutrition-forward options. The restaurant may be down a website, but you can find more information here, thanks to a user review.
Enjoy the experience of Roma Revolving Restaurant with views of the bay to one side, city to the other and a rotating panorama throughout. The kids will love the slow-motion ride and unique experience with a menu of safe, family-friendly options. Parents and adult children, enjoy great local wine while everyone noshes on Italian cuisine and takes in the ever-changing, 360-degree view of the city. Even for novelty’s sake, this restaurant is a fun stop for the family and the only one of its kind in the area.
The travel industry continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotels are experiencing a direct hit with a significant drop in occupancy rates. The American Hotel & Lodging Association estimates 4 million jobs have been eliminated or will be in the coming weeks. It’s projected 44 percent of hotel employees in every state have lost or will lose their jobs.
If you’re headed to St. Barth in the near future, make sure you’re booking accommodations offering something for everyone in the family, whether bringing along just the kids or a whole gaggle of family members. Choosing a villa over a hotel suite or adjoining guestrooms can be a boon when it comes to experiencing your stay in high style. Villas offer room for everyone to stretch out and relax, no overcrowding, and often come with extra amenities you can really appreciate in the moment.
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While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
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