What to do in Richmond, VA

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Richmond Attractions

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What to do in Richmond

Free Things to Do in Richmond

They say the best things in life are free. Discover the following around Richmond:

Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center - No matter your age, this place will spark your imagination and capture your mind.

Crossroads Art Center - If you want to gain an insight into the area's thriving arts and culture scene, don't miss this.

Three Lakes Park - Loads of fun and action is in store for you at this unmissable place.

Richmond City Hall - Stop at this landmark and enjoy its design.

Virginia State Capitol - Wander around this historic site and discover a few secrets from the past.

Capitol Square - Socialize with the locals and discover the true personality and soul of this unique place.

Canal Walk - There's something soothing about being close to the water, so be sure to spend a while here.

Library of Virginia - Widely renowned among those who reside here, this place is worth stopping by.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Gain an insight into the local religion at this spiritual site.

City Hall Observation Deck - Kick back and let the natural beauty restore your mind.

Libby Hill Park - Find your green thumb and enjoy admiring the glorious plants on show.

Map out your must see places and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

If you come to Richmond, expect to take a walk back in history. Your Richmond tours should definitely include some of the tourist favorites like the Ford's Theatre and the Edgar Allen Poe Museum. Still looking for a blast from the past? Your Richmond excursions should include the Battle of Cold Harbor and the Museum of the Confederacy. The local residents will insist the best Richmond activities will recognize a heritage that is connected to the glory days of the Deep South.

Other Virginia hot spots include the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to delve in veritable, growing delights. Downtown Richmond will provide you with plenty of opportunities to shop, wine, and dine. Be sure to stop by Old City Hall, the Valentine Richmond History Center, and the Virginia State Capital to see fine examples of architecture. If you're looking for an outdoor adventure, Belle Isle is the perfect place for a picnic by the James River. Take in the sights and enjoy the day as you bask on the rocks and listen to the relaxing rhythm of the water lapping against the shore.

Need a place to stay? At Expedia.com, we'll help you in finding excellence when it comes to accommodations. Make your reservations at the Jefferson Hotel or the Berkeley Hotel. Find yourself in the heart of the action at the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Richmond. We can help you find the best deals as you book your flight to RVA. Make the connections for rental cars as well. Everything you need is at your fingertips when it comes to arranging your travel plans and itinerary to Richmond. Enjoy your trip!

Things to Do in Richmond with Kids

Traveling with the youngsters? There are loads of activities and tours in Richmond that'll put wide smiles on little faces. Try these family friendly experiences:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Richmond on a sunny day?
A Drink Richmond Experience is the ideal activity for those who can’t bear the thought of missing any moments of sunshine in Richmond.
What should I not miss in Richmond?
Put these things at the top of your to-do list to get the most out of your trip:

  • Greater Richmond Convention Center
  • Richmond Raceway
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Science Museum of Virginia

Are there cheap things to do in Richmond?
What can you do in Richmond for free?
You could leave your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these fabulous attractions will cost you nothing at all:

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Science Museum of Virginia
  • Virginia State Capitol
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church

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