|Visit… Explore… EnjoyThe Official Richmond Region 2011 Visitors Guide is HERE!Visit Richmond’s grand houses and gardens open to the public, from Agecroft to Maymont to Virginia House. Even Monument Avenue, one of America’s grand boulevards, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Richmond is home to Maymont’s famed gardens and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s acres of plantings and recently constructed conservatory. Plan your visit during Historic Garden Week in Virginia in April and visit some of central Virginia’s finest private homes and gardens.
Explore the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and its world class collections as well as a vast assortment of local artists and galleries as you to feed your passion for art. Visit on a first Friday and join in the excitement of a First Friday Artwalk. Richmond’s historic treasures include Virginia’s State Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson, St. John’s Church (the site of Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech), Tredegar Iron Works, Maggie Walker’s home, Hollywood Cemetery (last resting place of several Presidents), Virginia’s Historical Society, as well as many other special sites. You can even rent a segway to tour downtown’s attractions, either guided or on your own.
Enjoy recreation opportunities like kayaking and rafting on the James River or mountain biking along its shores; take a canal boat ride to learn about the canal’s economic importance. Experience the roar of NASCAR racing at Richmond International raceway; participate or watch Richmond’s Marathon – often called the “friendliest” marathon.
Watch a stage production at Richmond’s newly renovated CenterStage – or listen to a concert.Collectors can find that special treasure to complete their collections at Richmond’s many antique and collectible shops. There’s plenty to keep you busy.
You’re invited to visit Richmond, to stay with us, any time and any season…