Named a Travel+Leisure Best Place to Travel in 2016, the Richmond region is home to a welcoming blend of history, outdoor adventure, creativity and food.

Our 400 years of history, over 30 craft breweries, award-winning restaurants, innovative homegrown start-ups, murals and street art throughout the city are enough reason to take note of Richmond. But we’ve also got the only class III & IV urban rapids in the entire country, and you can swim in our mighty James River. Sounds like it’s time to visit.

Hotels and Accomodations

The Richmond region has a wide range of hotels to keep you comfortable while you’re here. From fancy to family, downtown to suburban, you’ll find the right fit.


Richmond has been recognized by National Geographic, Conde’ Nast Traveler, Southern Living and OpenTable, among others, as a truly delicious destination. Here you can find southern comfort food next door to fine international cuisine.

Arts and Culture

We’ve got murals, museums, music, galleries, festivals, theaters and more to keep you well-occupied when you’re not busy swimming.

Sports and Outdoors

Situated on the scenic James River, Richmond was recognized as “Outside’s Best Town” in recent years by Outside Magazine. There are many reasons, including the fact that we’re home to the only Urban Class IV and V rapids in the country.

Craft Beer and Cider

Richmond’s Craft Beer and Cider scene is booming lately, thanks to award-winning new brewers and longtime local favorites like Legend Brewing, Ardent Craft Ales, Hardywood, Triple Crossing, The Veil, Strangeways Brewing and more.