Richmond Travel Guide
Virginia’s capital city, Richmond, is a hidden gem in the south, offering charming streets, hip bars and cafes, great universities, and a bustling city vibe, all without being too big and busy.
Things to do in Richmond
If you’re a fan of the arts, visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, home to collections by Degas, Cezanne, and Renoir, as well as collections from around the world. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great way to spend a day outdoors, while the Virginia Historical Society is a great place to learn more about the state’s history. Spend a day wandering the vibrant, colorful streets of Carytown, or hop on and off the thrill rides at Kings Dominion.
Best Places to Stay in Richmond
Richmond’s Carytown is the hipster center of the city, with streets lined with fun murals, quirky vintage shops, and great food. Downtown Richmond is full of hotels, businesses, and all the best things to do. Elsewhere, Ashland is packed with fun art galleries, art spaces, and Church Hill is bursting with all of the city’s history.
Best Time to Visit Richmond
Richmond is great year-round but the best time to plan a trip is in the spring, between April and June, while the weather is warming up and the flowers are in bloom.