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Best of Richmond Guide

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Richmond
Richmond is a city that thrives on ingenuity and originality. Once the capital of the Confederate States, it was also the seat of America's first African-American governor and the site of the first commercial electric streetcar system. This progressive mood is evident in historic sites such as the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, a celebration of the gifted, if somewhat eccentric, author, and the home of Maggie L. Walker, one of the most innovative African-American entrepreneurs of the early 1900s. And it's apparent in modern happenings like the cutting-edge shows at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts and the pop art displays at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This exciting capital city, on the shores of the... more Richmond is a city that thrives on ingenuity and originality. Once the capital of the Confederate States, it was also the seat of America's first African-American governor and the site of the first commercial electric streetcar system. This progressive mood is evident in historic sites such as the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, a celebration of the gifted, if somewhat eccentric, author, and the home of Maggie L. Walker, one of the most innovative African-American entrepreneurs of the early 1900s. And it's apparent in modern happenings like the cutting-edge shows at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts and the pop art displays at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This exciting capital city, on the shores of the James River, offers visitors a wide array of historical, recreational and cultural attractions to choose from. less

All things to do » Things to do

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Maymont
Maymont
Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to us by James and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the... more Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to us by James and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion or watching river otters play, there is something for everyone to enjoy. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Parks; Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Museums
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Owner description: With something for all ages and interests, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place to learn about plants, to marvel at nature, to relax in a beautiful setting, to take gardening... more Owner description: With something for all ages and interests, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place to learn about plants, to marvel at nature, to relax in a beautiful setting, to take gardening classes, or to have a wedding or a business meeting. A wide variety of experiences are offered through its diverse gardens and facilities. No wonder Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is consistently one of the most-visited attractions in the Richmond, Va., area. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Hollywood Cemetery
Hollywood Cemetery
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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Virginia Capitol Building
Virginia Capitol Building
Owner description: Inside the white, columned state capitol building, designed by Thomas Jefferson to resemble a first-century Roman temple in France, is the only sculpture of George Washington... more Owner description: Inside the white, columned state capitol building, designed by Thomas Jefferson to resemble a first-century Roman temple in France, is the only sculpture of George Washington produced in his lifetime. less
Attraction type: Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

HogsHead Cafe
HogsHead Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1,277 restaurants in Richmond
Amuse Restaurant VMFA
Amuse Restaurant VMFA
Ranked #2 of 1,277 restaurants in Richmond
Price: $15 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Private Dining
Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Jefferson Hotel
Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Jefferson Hotel
Ranked #3 of 1,277 restaurants in Richmond
Price:
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Ranked #4 of 1,277 restaurants in Richmond
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Late Night
Lemaire Restaurant
Lemaire Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 1,277 restaurants in Richmond
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Museum District Bed & Breakfast
Museum District Bed & Breakfast
$100 - $195
Ranked #3 of 14 Richmond B&B and Inns
BEST WESTERN PLUS Governor's Inn
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Governor's Inn
$94 - $122
Ranked #11 of 81 hotels in Richmond
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Candlewood Suites Richmond Airport
2.0 of 5
Candlewood Suites Richmond Airport
$86 - $138
Ranked #12 of 81 hotels in Richmond
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa / Short Pump
4.0 of 5
Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa / Short Pump
$140 - $247
Ranked #2 of 81 hotels in Richmond
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The Westin Richmond
4.0 of 5
The Westin Richmond
$160 - $258
Ranked #5 of 81 hotels in Richmond
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Omni Richmond
4.0 of 5
Omni Richmond
$129 - $302
Ranked #9 of 81 hotels in Richmond
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