Do the Richmond Region Like a Local

We’re here to help you find the best things to do in Richmond Virginia. If you’re a foodie looking to find out why Richmond is one of the hottest culinary destinations in the country, check out the Eat section. We’ve got no shortage of family fun in Richmond and the outdoors is a playground where you can kayak, swim, tube and relax. We’ve got unique shopping destinations like Need Supply, Ledbury and Shockoe Atelier for fashionistas and world-class museums like the VMFA, The Valentine and the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art. And the Richmond region makes eco-friendly travel easy. From thrift and vintage shops to farmers markets, Segway Tours, bike rentals and Virginia Green certified hotels, restaurants, venues and attractions, it’s all about sustainability and respect for the environment. Live 400 years of history in Richmond before sipping craft beer or cider at one of our more than 18 breweries!


There's something to do for kids of all ages in Richmond, VA. Family fun abounds at kid-friendly restaurantshands-on museums, educational exhibits for kids that will keep them enthralled for hours and fun outdoor activities for all ages like zip lines, climbing walls and nature walks.  

Tours + Trails

Food tours, garden trails, beer trails and history's Liberty Trail await you in Richmond, VA.


No matter your game, there’s a sport for every athlete in Richmond VA. We’re home to motorsports, fishing, and eagle watching. 


Shop top designer brands at big-name retailers, outdoor outfitters, bespoke shirts and denim, vintage and consignment gems, museum shops -- they're all right here in the Richmond region.

Art + Culture

The Richmond region has a strong and vibrant creative class that brings productions to the stage, improv comedy nights, living arts and festivals to life.

Attractions + Museums

With museums spanning old world masters to literary giants to spy planes, the Richmond region has something for everyone to geek out over. 

The leaves have started changing colors, pumpkin spice flavored everything is in season, and Halloween is almost here! While picking out pumpkins, dressing up in costumes, and handing...
Paint, create, ooh and ahh with us for a month full of artsy experiences in the Richmond Region. Discover our vibrant creative culture and delight your artistic side! ArtoberVA is a month-long...
Pour the vino!  October is Virginia Wine Month and the Richmond Region has some fabulous wineries that want to celebrate with you!  Sample several varietals in the tasting room, buy a...
Fall has officially arrived in the Richmond Region and we couldn’t be more excited about it! From pumpkin picking and carving to hayrides, colorful leaves, and PEANUTS-themed celebrations, to...
Some of the Richmond Region's most renowned historic sites are offering visitors a “passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend this Saturday and Sunday, September...

Discover the Richmond Region

The Richmond Region is a place full of amazing stories. We invite you to visit the Region and see for yourself--and make some stories of your own.