Richmond, VA

Right here in the Richmond region, an eclectic culture has popped up through the cobblestones. Here, murals cover the walls of local restaurants and shops. We have charming neighborhoods and major art museums that draw national attention. Food is an art here, too. In fact, National Geographic put us on their list of the world’s – yep, the world’s — “top 10 places to travel for food.” 

For First Timers

• Virginia State Capitol
• Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
• American Civil War Center and White House of the Confederacy
• Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
• Carytown Shopping, Entertainment, and Dining District

For Repeat Visitors

• Henricus Historical Park
• Hanover Tavern 
• Maymont Mansion
• The Valentine at Court End
• Metro Richmond Zoo


Visit the Virginia State Capitol. Designed by Thomas Jefferson, featuring a hidden dome and one of Virginia’s most treasured works of art; a magnificent life-size statue of George Washington, said to be the only one executed from life.

Then it’s off to the American Civil War Museum and White House of the Confederacy where you have the opportunity to see the most comprehensive collection of confederate artifacts and the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family.

Take a 2.5 hour walking foodie tour of Richmond’s distinct neighborhoods with stops in local restaurants and gourmet food purveyors for samples and insider info from chefs and owners.

Afterwards, take a tour of St. John’s church where Patrick Henry’s famous oratory of “give me liberty, or give me death” took place. This is the oldest wooden church in the U.S. and offers free re-enactments of that event every Sunday afternoon between Memorial Day and Labor Day.


Visit the Virginia War Memorial where Virginian are honored who have perished in wartime from World War II to current conflict. Enjoy the panoramic view of Richmond along the James River from this site for a great photo opportunity.

Take a Tuk Tuk or Segway tour of Richmond’s downtown. This 2 hour tour will enlighten you with our history while having a great time. Then head to Blue Bee Cidery, the first urban cidery in Virginia. After the hard cider experience, take a short walk and enjoy a brew and dinner on the patio at Central Virginia’s oldest operating microbrewery, Legend Brewing Company.


Walk along Monument Avenue that is the only street in America that is on the National Historic Landmark status.  Stroll among the Victorian age mansions, while visiting the monuments along the way.

Speaking of history, visit Agecroft Hall, a Tudor home built in Lancashire, England in the late 15th century that was dismantled and rebuilt in Richmond. Next door is Virginia House, a 13th century priory who also found its new home in Richmond. Step back in a European world along the banks of the James River.

Enjoy lunch and shopping in Carytown. A veritable “Mile of Style,” Carytown is known for its variety of one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques and loads of restaurants.


Take a Trolley Craft Brewery Tour! Transportation to up to three breweries and a tour souvenir included. The Richmond Region is alive with more than a dozen breweries.

Visit Shockoe Slip along the cobblestone streets of old Richmond for its award-winning restaurants and nationally known chefs. Shockoe Slip is becoming as famous for food as it is for its history. The Slip is alive with eclectic restaurants from Victorian elegance, to legendary brewpubs, fresh seafood and hand- made pasta.

Before leaving the neighborhood, take a ghost tour with the Haunts of Richmond after dinner to discover the area’s best kept secrets. Bringing local ghost stories and legends to life, the tours take you to sites where tragedy and trauma in Richmond’s past have led to numerous reports of paranormal activity.


Take in the sights and smells to awaken your senses! Your first stop is the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Every season in the garden is spectacular. Stroll at your own pace to delight in the many varieties of flora and fauna.

Visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Their permanent collection encompasses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history and ranks as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. 


Journey to Henricus Historical Parkand explore the re-created site of the second successful English settlement in the New World. The 1611 Citie of Henricus was home to the first English hospital in the New World. It was also home to Pocahontas and her husband John Rolfe.

Have dinner at the Half Way House, an original 1700’s manor house that still has its kitchen outside! Once as the horse change and rest stop for the Petersburg Coach, everyone who traveled South of Richmond, from the Revolution until late in the 19th century, stopped there, if only for rest and refreshment.

Take in a play or musical at the Swift Creek Mill Theater.  This 350 year old building was the oldest grist mill in the country. Today, it offers fine dining and great theater.

It’s adventure day! Choose from a myriad of experiences all across the Richmond Region.

Spend the day at King’s Dominion Theme Park. Seasonally, this is Virginia’s best theme park if you are a roller coaster lover. Prepare to feel the presence that will make your senses come alive with excitement – a presence that goes beyond breathtaking views, beyond hair-raising adventures.

Visit the Metro Richmond Zoo and not only see the wildlife but hit the trees for ziplines. The Metro Richmond Zoo is home to more than 1,500 animals representing 148 species from around the world.  Enjoy a safari sky ride or the treetop Zoofari. This exciting tree-to-tree outdoor adventure allows visitors to experience nature like never before, high in the forest canopy.

Take a guided rafting, kayaking, or canoe trip on class III or Class IV white water rapids with Riverside Outfitters right through downtown Richmond!  If your style is slow and easy going, try some down river paddleboarding.

Wind down your exhilarating day at one of 4 local wineries, sipping great Virginia Wines.