THE RICHMOND REGION
WELCOME TO ONE-OF-A-KIND
We’ve got a city with antebellum architecture and more than 100 murals. Classy burbs with every store on the planet. Farmlands with berry picking, wineries, tomato festivals, giraffe-feeding and antiquing. The Richmond Region isn’t just our downtown – it’s the city of Richmond, the city of Colonial Heights, the town of Ashland and four counties: Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and New Kent. Each area has its own personality. And no matter where you stay, you’re not far from any of them.
This is urban coolness, where cobblestone streets meet the arts scene. It’s a mid-size city – but traffic’s no big deal, which is good if you're trying to get to one of our world-renowned restaurants, microbreweries, museums, whitewater rafting or other one-of-a-kind attractions.Find out more
Chesterfield County is where Pocahontas once lived, where the first tobacco crops were grown to sell in Europe, and where North met South in six Civil War battles. At Henricus Historical Park, you can go back in time four centuries to experience North America’s second successful English settlement…Find out more
Locally known as the "Center of the Universe," Ashland embodies all-American charm. It’s a walkable experience with great restaurants, a coffee shop, two breweries, the historic Ashland Theatre, art galleries, Randolph Macon College, wine tastings and an overall eclectic vibe. And the train runs…Find out more
During the Revolutionary War, French troops, known as Colonials, set up artillery on the heights overlooking Petersburg. An English soldier saw the troops across the river and exclaimed, “Look! There are the Colonials, up on the Heights!” Thus, Colonial Heights was born.Find out more