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There are so many angles to explore within the Richmond region. We have art stories, history stories, food stories, craft beer stories….okay, you’re the media, so you get to decide the topic. And we’re here for you all the way, with connections to people to interview, hi-res images, footage, visits and basically anything else you need to write the Richmond story. Here’s who to contact: 

Director of Marketing Communications Erin Bagnell: ebagnell@visitrichmondva.com  804.783.7411

Travel Media Manager Meghan Gearino: mgearino@visitrichmondva.com 804.783.7430

What They're Saying

"Newly launched nonstop flights from Florida, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles will make visiting in 2021 a breeze." - Travel + Leisure, "The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021"

"Richmond is one of the nation's oldest cities, but you'd never know it. That's because red brick colonial buildings blend seamlessly with inspired street art, creative boutiques, and hip eateries." - AFAR, "9 of the Most Surprising Cities in the U.S." 

For outdoor enthusiasts, the mighty James River offers challenging Class III and IV whitewater rafting, a rarity within an American city." - The New York Times, "52 Places to Go in 2020"

“Here, you'll find fine dining, but it's done playfully and with satirical self-awareness." - Southern Living, "The South's Best Food Cities 2020

"Thankfully, Richmond's BLKRVA initiative is making it easy to explore Black history all year round in this city." - Essence, "Celebrate Black History All Year Long at These Destinations

Richmond is hardly lesser-known to Americans; however, it’s not often included in international street art roundups. It’s teeming with new murals.” Huffington Post, “The 17 Lesser-Known Cities You Should Visit To See Street Art

"With the James River as an anchor, Richmond reveals a stark natural beauty, that no matter the season, offers a distinctive urban charm and vibrancy." - The New York Times, "36 Hours in Richmond, Virginia"  

"...Richmond, Virginia: a complex, richly layered city - cultured and refined, yet hard-working and accessible..." - Food & Wine's FWx.com, "48 Wild Hours in Richmond with the Rappahannock Boys"

"Virginia's capital has long been a destination for good grub, and in recent years, the dining scene has catapulted onto the national stage." - USA Today, "Made in Virginia: Flavors Only Found in Richmond"

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