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Things to Do in the Richmond Region

Connect with the colorful legends and lore of the Historic Richmond Region, where echoes of the past blend vividly into the present.

Pay tribute to Virginia's early colonial days and Civil War legacy at inspiring, interactive historical attractions. Thrill to pulse-pounding thoroughbred and harness racing at Colonial Downs racetrack. Soar high above the scenic Virginia countryside aboard a hot-air balloon. Stroll through the eclectic River District, where trendy eateries occupy century-old warehouses and live bands serenade crowds on the lawns of Brown's Island. Buy fresh produce at the 17th Street Farmers' Market, one of America's oldest public markets. Or stop by the Edgar Allan Poe Museum to see how the mysterious writer spent his time in Richmond.

Use the links below to explore the Region's unique landscape.

Nature, Gardens & Parks

The Richmond Region is a garden lover's paradise. Take a tour of a historic home with gardens bursting in color. Attend a local garden show. Or just relax in a scenic, tranquil park.

Local Tours

Fall in love with the Richmond Region's family-friendly tours and excursions. From ghost walks and river cruises to Segway tours, you can choose from a host of adventures.

Museums

Experience the Region's fun, exciting museums and attractions. Discover everything from historic homes to Revolutionary War and Civil War sites.

The Arts

From cutting-edge galleries to world-class dance and music venues, the Richmond Region has something special for everyone.

Sporting Events

Consult our comprehensive recreation and sports guide for information on the Region's best golf courses, outdoor adventures and spectator sports.

Spas

After a day of sightseeing, unwind with a massage, facial or spa treatment

 

 

   

Featured Events

Apr
20
2014

A Million Blooms

Apr 1-Jun 1
The Garden celebrates spring with millions of blooms throughout the season: daffodils, cherry…more
May
2
2014

Butterflies LIVE!

May 2-Oct 12
Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties, fascinating and showy, transform…more
Jun
1
2014

Broad Appétit

Jun 1
Come out and experience cuisine from the best local restaurants our fine city has to offer - and…more
Sep
27
2014

Battle of New Market Heights Reenactment

Sep 27-Sep 28
Come to a reenactment event like no other. Join us in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the…more