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Why the Richmond Region?

The Richmond Region has 18,000 sleeping rooms, the largest convention center in Virginia, a sleek new international airport and more than 400 years of history to dine in, shop through and explore.

  • The Richmond International Airport, located eight miles from historic Downtown Richmond, features low-cost carriers JetBlue and AirTran, and offers almost 200 daily non-stop flights.
  • More than half the U.S. population is within a day's drive of the Richmond Region. Located 90 miles south of Washington, D.C. and just off I-64 and I-95, getting here is a breeze.
  • There are nearly 18,000 hotel rooms in the Historic Richmond Region, 2,160 of which are located in the central Business District and 650 adjacent to the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

During your attendees' free time, whether they're looking for shops or sports, architecture or history, culture or cuisine, or day or nighttime entertainment, the Richmond Region has something for every taste and budget. With more than 60 attractions, 11 malls, and one river with the only class IV rapids in an urban U.S. setting, it's always the perfect time to visit.


  • Dine - Savor the flavors of more than 900 area restaurants from down-home southern barbecue and uptown haute cuisine to award-winning wineries and mom-and-pop eateries cherished by locals.
  • Shop - The Richmond Region boasts upscale shopping malls, eclectic boutiques, quaint specialty stores and treasure-filled antique shops.
  • Explore - More than 400 years of American History live on through magnificent architecture, monument-lined cobblestone streets, and world-class museums.
  • Attractions - Experience the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, the nationally acclaimed Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Thomas Jefferson designed Virginia State Capitol, the American Civil War Center, the Richmond Slave Trail and St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry delivered his famous "Give me liberty, or give me death" speech.
  • Golf - Choose from more than 20 elite golf clubs across the Richmond Region. Tee off on Belmont Golf Course, site of the 1949 PGA Championship won by Sam Snead. A delightful experience is a "fore-gone" conclusion in the Richmond Region!
  • Spas - After being in meetings all day, get back on track and rejuvenate at a local day spa. Indulge in a soothing massage, look years younger thanks to a refreshing facial, or treat yourself to a hot-stone treatment.


RMCVB offers award-winning services to assist in planning and marketing your meeting in the Richmond Region to ensure it is a complete success.

For more information , contact Dasha Runyan at drunyan@richmondva.org or 1-804-783-7425.


What others are saying:

Kim Shear, Special Events Manager, Nuclear Energy Institute

"I had not been to Richmond, Va., since 1975 and was delighted with the revitalized city. The hotels were lovely and well able to accommodate our meeting needs. The new Convention Center was very impressive. Eating in the restaurants was a fun event in itself. I found Richmond to be a great destination for a meetings or pleasure. The RMCVB staff is outstanding!"

Betty Burns, Convention Manager, American Business Women's Association

"As a meeting planner, I found working with the RMCVB, the Greater Richmond Convention Center and related hotels to be a pleasant, pain-free experience. From the beginning stages of the process, when negotiations were going on, the people with whom I was dealing were very responsive to ABWA's needs and to my requests. Their demonstrated attitude was one of a willingness to work together, and this was maintained up through the convention itself."

Suzi Silverstein, Virginia Department of Health

"My experience working with RMCVB has been very positive! They listen to my needs and deliver what I ask for. When I ask for assistance, I know it will be done thoroughly and I don't need to go behind to make sure it was done right. RMCVB does a lot of the time-consuming legwork necessary to plan a meeting/conference."

Rose Clemensen, Ark Enterprises, LLC

" The 2010 Utility Payment Conference was a huge success. It was the largest conference we have ever had, and we ended up with 38 booths and over 50 utility companies represented! The staff at RMCVB made me feel very welcome and went out of their way to show me the city and potential venues in the Richmond area. Many of our attendees took advantage of the opportunity and came in the weekend prior to the conference to explore the city. My experience was by far, the best service I have received from a convention and visitors bureau in the six years I've been planning our conferences. Your city was well represented-great job!"




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