A River Runs Through It

This isn’t a “sidewalks roll up at night” kind of downtown. Downtown Richmond is packed with boutique hotels, rooftop bars, museums, great restaurants and performance venues. It’s also a thriving outdoor destination. Brown’s Island connects to downtown and is your gateway to the James River Park System, making the city an ideal spot for kayakers and mountain bikers. The Greater Richmond Convention Center hosts unique events and conventions in the heart of the city. Must-sees: The Virginia State Capitol, which was designed by Thomas Jefferson (Hollywood often uses it as a stand-in for the White House); The American Civil War Museum, Tredegar Iron Works and the Canal Walk, which is loaded with murals and history. You can meet some of our Downtown RVA friends here.