explore richmond

The Destination for Culture, Food & Fun

Downtown Richmond, on the upper falls of the James River, is just minutes away. It's named one of America’s best foodie and craft brewery towns. From delicious food truck fare to white-tablecloth chophouses, the area is home to more than 900 restaurants serving up one-of-a-kind experiences. 

The cultural arts scene thrives, too. You will feel the creative vibe everywhere, from the performing arts, including the renowned Richmond Symphony and Richmond Ballet, to countless galleries, the world-class Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute for Contemporary Art.

If you are a shopper, there’s everything from the West End’s upscale Short Pump Town Center to the colorful district of Carytown, which hosts the city’s hippest boutiques. Carytown is also home to the nearly century-old Byrd Theatre, one of the nation’s most significant surviving grand movie palaces. It’s a true architectural treasure and a National Historic Landmark.

Everywhere you turn, there seems to be a historic landmark, including St. John’s Church, where Patrick Henry, a U.S. founding father, famously declared, “Give me liberty or give me death,” leading to the Revolutionary War.

For outdoor lovers, Richmond’s agreeable four seasons, scenic nearby parks and recreation areas beckon. Less than three miles up the road is the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, named by USA Today as one of America’s top four most beautiful gardens.

Day trips are a breeze—to places like Washington, D.C., Colonial Williamsburg and the Shenandoah Mountains.

When you want to get away, you will have easy access to Richmond International Airport, recently named the most efficient airport in North America.*

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*Awarded by the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) for airports with under 5 million passengers annually.