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Few places in the country blend an illustrious historic past so harmoniously with the modern-day vibe of an upbeat, eclectic city. You’ll find an endless variety of things to do, places to go and people to see in Richmond, whatever your interests are:
A COMMUNITY OF CULTURES
Myriad festivals celebrate the cultural diversity of the Irish and the Italian, the Asian and the African, the Hispanic and the Greek among us, all of whom call Richmond home.
Whether your tastes run to down-home Southern cooking or haute cuisine, you’ll find palate-pleasant options to fit any wallet. Don’t miss Carytown, with the city’s hippest shops and restaurants.
400 YEARS OF HISTORY
From world-class museums to Monument Avenue to the Civil War trails, this former capital of the Confederacy is a living legacy to our country’s earliest days and most significant historical events.
A SHOPPER’S PARADISE
There’s something for everyone, from shopping malls to one-of-a-kind boutiques, and a funky farmer’s market that has a little bit of everything.
UNIQUE EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
Richmond celebrates special occasions all year long, from a Federal Christmas at the John Marshall House to NASCAR races at the Richmond International Raceway. And the list of fun festivals runs the gamut, from a celebration of Greek heritage to internationally renowned musicians at the Annual Folk Festival.
The Richmond area attracts fitness enthusiasts from all walks of life and all levels of ability. The city offers many cycling events and runs including one of the country’s biggest 10K races annually. And it’s only a two-hour drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia Beach or Washington, DC.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
A full and varied schedule of music, theater, dance and gallery exhibits offers a bounty of choices for all lovers of the arts.