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Arts, architecture and a bike-friendly attitude are just a few reasons Travel + Leisure, one of the most trusted voices in travel, named Richmond a best place to travel in 2016. The editors looked for exciting places that were floating under the radar, but starting to rise, those with dynamic cultural and historic assets and ample quality-of-life amenities....more
Discover history, adventure and an easily accessible location in the Historic Richmond Region. Here, more than 400 years of American history live on through magnificent architecture, monument-lined cobblestone streets, and world-class museums - for an experience that's anything but textbook.
But the area makes history in other ways, too. Brave the gorgeous yet intense James River, which distinguishes the Richmond Region as the only urban setting with Class IV rapids. It's just one form of outdoor recreation for thrill seekers. Event planners will love the Greater Richmond Convention Center, a prime destination for meetings and groups. See how the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is expanding its world-class offerings. And with more than 900 restaurants, diverse shopping and enticing events, the Region is ideal for weekend getaways and vacations.