New and Notable
IN RICHMOND VIRGINIA
Richmond rocked the world in 2015, hosting the UCI Road World Cycling Championships and gaining recognition as an international cycling destination. The opening of Quirk Hotel focused the design spotlight on Richmond, and the Virginia Capital Trail opened, connecting cyclists, runners and walkers from Richmond to Jamestown. Richmond's culinary scene gained momentum, fueled by signature events like Fire, Flour & Fork.
In 2016, more hotels -- and rooftops with Instagram-worthy views - are opening. The Science Museum of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are keeping visitors busy with blockbuster exhibitions. One of the nation's top gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, connects bricks with blooms with their LEGO exhibits. Delirium is Kings Dominion's newest thrill ride, and NASCAR racing - with a new springtime day race - is setting the pace for race fans.