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Media Support for the Richmond, VA Region

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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: 

Public Relations Manager Erin Bagnell: ebagnell@visitrichmondva.com  804.783.7411

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


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

“Chefs in this capital city with plenty of charm are now whipping up southern cuisine with a contemporary flair. Simultaneously, purveyors are rediscovering colonial-era Virginia ingredients like local peanuts, old-fashioned country ham, and seafood from the Chesapeake Bay. Those in the industry are also taking notice of their booming craft brewery scene.” –  National Geographic Traveler, “Where to Travel for Food in 2016

"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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