Virginia is for Lovers

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The Bachelorette Visits Virginia

This year, the cast and crew of The Bachelorette came to Virginia. And they fell in love.

From Richmond to the Rappahannock River, the episode featured beautiful cityscapes, vibrant communities, and uniquely romantic attractions, as Becca and the remaining men discovered why Virginia is for Lovers.

Bachelorette Richmond Travel Guide

It’s all about the journey, right? Follow in Becca’s footsteps to find love in Virginia.

  • Libby Hill Park
    Libby Hill Park

    In the 1730's the view from this Church Hill park reminded city founders of Richmond-upon-Thames back in England - hence it's rep as "The View That Named Richmond." Today, the same view inspires many an suitor to get down on one knee. (Hint, hint.)

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  • RVA Brewery Tour
    RVA Trolley Tours

    Whether you’re here for the history, the wine or the beer, RVA Trolley is here for the right reasons – to show you a good time. From formal tours and family reunions to bachelorette parties and bar crawls, this 1920’s throwback is definitely the classiest way to cruise these city streets.

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  • Sugar Shack Donuts
    Sugar Shack Donuts

    Menu headliners include Maple Bacon, Caramel Macchiato and Honey Lavender. Forget the final rose; this is might just be hardest decision of the season.

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  • St. John’s Church
    St. John’s Church

    Before the Declaration of Independence, there was this Patrick Henry declaration: Give me liberty or give me death. Relive the most dramatic Virginia Convention when you attend one of their daily reenactments.

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  • The Poe Museum
    The Poe Museum

    Summer Sunday poetry readings, Poe bobble heads, and live music at “miserable” Unhappy Hours in a garden home to two black cats. This home of the world’s largest collection of Poe memorabilia is every bit as eccentric as you would expect. Quirkiest first date? Check.

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  • The Veil Brewing Co.
    The Veil Brewing Co.

    Located in the brewery-packed Scott’s Addition neighborhood, The Veil is a fave among locals, who line up around the block for new releases. Offerings are heavy on IPA styles with a few others mixed in, and it’s often standing-room only…. but don’t let that stop you from flying in your closest friends for the experience.

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  • Main Street Station
    Main Street Station

    In 1901, when people caught trains, not planes, this was the heart of the city. As one of Richmond’s most visible and iconic landmarks, this gorgeous French École des Beaux-Arts building recently re-opened. Now, besides running for the train once again, people come for wine tastings, art shows, and – you guessed it – weddings.

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  • Virginia State Capitol
    Virginia State Capitol

    Home to the oldest elected legislative body in the Western Hemisphere, you could say the 230-year-old Capitol building has seen its share of debates over the years. And as a popular backdrop for dramas like “Lincoln” and “Homeland”, it’s no surprise it would be a prime location for the debate for Becca’s heart. Visit daily for your own (free!) tour.

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  • Bolling Haxall House
    Bolling Haxall House

    This stunning 1858 Italianate mansion is the home of The Woman’s Club, on the National Register of Historic Places and a Virginia Historic Landmark, and – surprise, surprise – a favorite wedding venue.

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  • Merroir

    Are oysters an aphrodisiac? We can’t say for sure, but we do know that a good mood is inevitable when you enjoy them straight out of the bay with a glass of world-class wine along the undeniably romantic banks of the Rappahannock River.

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  • Old City Hall
    Old City Hall

    This High Victorian Gothic edifice, completed in 1894, was Richmond’s city hall until the 1970s. So once upon a time, this is the place you went to get married … a sign of good luck, perhaps, for our bachelorette?

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  • Carpenter Theatre - Dominion Energy Center
    Carpenter Theatre - Dominion Energy Center

    Originally opened as a Loews, this theater was cutting edge design in 1928. The theater walls evoke a Spanish villa setting and the ceiling is filled with stars and moving clouds, creating a romantic backdrop for a concert with your better half.

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    Need a hotel?

    The Bachelorette cast and crew enjoyed Richmond-style hospitality at the Graduate Richmond and Quirk Hotel.

  • Graduate Richmond
    Graduate Richmond

    A celebration of Richmond’s culture and history, the Graduate offers uniquely modern yet comfy accommodations. From the lobby café to the rooftop pool and beer garden, Becca’s men had their share of fun - and drama - at this “grand slam pad with a little punk n’ spunk.” If only these walls could talk …

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  • Quirk Hotel
    Quirk Hotel

    Classically chic and refreshingly modern, Quirk Hotel was the perfect escape for Becca during her action-packed Virginia journey. Grab your girls for rooftop drinks or a weekend brunch, or enjoy an intimate one-on-one at the exquisitely delicious Maple & Pine restaurant. Locals love it and you will, too.

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Of course, there are many more adventures to be had in Virginia. So if you see yourself falling in love, please accept our Rosé and continue the journey here.