The capital of the state of Virginia is known for its many legal, banking, and government institutions, but it also offers plenty for the leisure traveler. It is the city where Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, leading to a chain of events that made Virginia dismiss the rule of the British. History is omnipresent here and goes accompanied by a diverse art scene. With the James River crossing the city, there are plenty of opportunities to get your outdoor action on your trip.
Downtown Richmond has it all. It is the neighborhood where art lovers can visit a gallery one day and go on a street art tour the next. If finance and business is more your thing, then make sure to catch The Fed Experience, a free exhibition at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. History buffs head to the American Civil War Center and foodies can happily go on a food tour. The James River Park System offers great hiking, biking, and water sports while Brown’s Island is the place for lovers of cultural events. It is where a lot of the city’s concerts, festivals, and art shows are organized.
The museums, though, are mostly located in and around the Museum District. Here, you will find the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Science Museum of Virginia and the Children’s Museum of Richmond.
In case you are more of a sports watcher than a participator, stay in the Northwestern part of the city in areas, such as the Fan District or Northside. Those are close to the Richmond International Raceway where NASCAR races take place every April and September. NFL fans can watch the Washington Redskins practice at the Redskins Training Camp from late July until mid August. You will even get the chance to ask your favorite player for an autograph.
Richmond is home to a total of 57 3 and 7 4-star hotels. The 4 star hotels are mostly grand hotels that offer all amenities you could need, including things like an indoor pool, a fitness center, an on-site restaurant, and a spa alongside all basic necessities, such as hair dryers, toiletries, and coffee. A lot of these hotels also offer free newspapers, valet parking, and special concierge services. They are great if you are looking for a Richmond business hotel but also cater to those that want the highest comfort when traveling.
Should you be looking for a boutique hotel in Richmond, you will have more options in the 3 star segment, though this category also has some lower-priced hotels for business travelers and even features a pet-friendly hotel in Richmond.
Richmond International Airport lies only 7 miles from Downtown Richmond. There are several shops and restaurants, as well as a chapel, a Visitor Information Center, and two outdoor pet relief areas to keep you busy. The airport also features free WiFi. If you need a place to stay close to Richmond International Airport, you can find ten nearby hotels at your convenience, with prices starting as low as