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  • Frommer's names Richmond as a Top Worldwide Destination

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    From international bike races to marathons to NASCAR and major college sports, this is the place for sports lovers. In 2015, the region will welcome the World Road Cycling Championship, the sport’s premiere international event. 

    Kings Dominion

    Family memories start here, at speeds up to 50 mph. Kings Dominion, the Children’s Museum, a hands-on Science Museum, go-kart racing, a full-fledged zoo and more make this an unforgettable vacation spot.

    Capital Ale house

    Eat, drink and enjoy the Richmond Region. There are more than 900 restaurants to choose from here – and the Region’s new interest in craft beer means there’s always something interesting on tap.


    Yes, we’re the place of Jefferson, Patrick Henry and other historic leaders. But we’re also a place of tattoo artists, festivals and an awesome music scene. It could make this the youngest-feeling historic town in the nation.

    First Friday

    There’s always something fascinating going on in the Richmond Region, where the arts often take to the streets. Galleries, art walks, world-class museums and events give the region an artistic vibe. 


    Make the Richmond region your family’s playground. Be sure to check out Maymont, a huge urban escape with acres of rolling flora, a historic mansion and a petting zoo. Or visit the breathtaking Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.

    Monument Avenue

    Richmond’s Monument Avenue was called “the most beautiful avenue in the world.” It’s just one of the areas in this region that are filled with stories in this place of battlefields, museums and historic sites.

    Henricus Historical Park

    Experience history. As in, hear the muskets go off. This is the place where Pocahontas lived, where Jefferson and Poe walked the streets, where the Civil War was fought in the streets, and where visitors can see it all firsthand.

    Rafting on the James River

    Richmond is on the historic James River – and Class IV rapids run right through the center of the city’s downtown. It’s no wonder Richmond was named “Best Town Ever” by Outside magazine.

  • Trusted travel resource Frommer's says, "While you weren't looking, Richmond got cool."

    Richmond Region Tourism 

    What does the Richmond Region have in common with Bali, Rio de Janeiro and Santo Domingo? They’re all listed as Top Destinations for 2014 by the esteemed travel gurus at Frommer’s. One of just three U.S. destinations listed, Richmond's high ranking is attributed to the region’s historic attractions, world-class food and the outdoor adventures surrounding the roaring James River. In addition to a rich Civil War and Emancipation heritage, Frommer's states, "Richmond is coming into its own as a choice regional destination with a growing slate of breweries, farm-to-table restaurants, and even white-water river rapid activities cutting right through downtown."

    Jump in a kayak and take on the Class IV rapids that run right through the center of downtown. Explore the Region’s antebellum architecture. See where Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” And discover why Richmond is listed as the third most tattooed city in the country.

    Savor the flavors of more than 900 area restaurants, from down-home southern barbecue and uptown haute cuisine to award-winning wineries, local craft breweries and mom-and-pop eateries cherished by locals.

    Check out the Frommer's listing for yourself. Then, add the Richmond Region to your top destination list, too.


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