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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 Carla Murray: cmurray@visitrichmondva.com  804.783.7411

What They're Saying

"One destination stands out with a purpose-driven focus on preserving and showcasing Black history around the city: Richmond, Virginia." - Travel Pulse, "Richmond: A Destination Rich in Black American History and Present-Day Appeal"

"Realistically, 2022 might be the last year Richmond is considered under-the-radar by any reasonable traveler. The arts scene is bubbling, the breweries are taking their place among the nation's elite and it's still the only metropolis in the country with Class III and Class IV rapids within the city limits." - MSN, "50 US Cities Worth Exploring in 2022"

"Not only is Virginia’s capital city under a six-hour drive from New York City, it caters to all interests – whether you want to stroll through a dazzling light display in the brisk, winter air, or indulge in artfully-plated snacks at one of the country’s top restaurants." - Forbes, "Why You Should Plan a Road Trip to Richmond, Virginia This Holiday Season"

"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"

"Today, there are almost 40 breweries in the immediate Richmond vicinity, including quite a few that have made persistent national buzz, slowly making the city into a bonafide beer geek road trip destination." - Paste, "The Complete Craft Brewery Guide to Richmond, VA"

"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"

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