the Richmond Region
One region, Multiple vibes
You’ve got 100+ buildings with giant artworks painted on them. Lovely burbs with every store on the planet. Farmlands with berry picking, wineries, tomato festivals and antiquing. The Richmond region isn’t just our downtown – it’s a collaboration between the city of Richmond, the city of Colonial Heights, the town of Ashland and five counties: Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan. Each area has its own personality. And no matter where you stay, you’re not far from any of them.
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
New Kent is home to more historical markers than any other county in Virginia. With its historic sites, wineries, horseracing and Rosie’s Gaming Emporium at Colonial Downs, golf, camping and three rivers, New Kent is a pretty great place for an authentic Virginia experience.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.Find out more
This is rural eye candy, with rolling countryside and river views, dotted with vineyards, a craft brewery and golf courses. Must-sees: Three Crosses Distillery, Skippers Creek and Bodie Vineyards, the homestyle Southern cooking of the County Seat and the insta-worthy shakes of Mabel’s.Find out more
During the Revolutionary War, French troops, known as Colonials, set up artillery on the heights overlooking the Appomattox River and Petersburg. An English saw the troops across the river and exclaimed, “Look! There are the Colonials, up on the Heights!” Hence, the name Colonial Heights was born.Find out more