Monument Avenue is a great place to see Richmond's architecture and experience local food establishments. The monuments are a unique representation of Richmond's role during the Civil War and make Monument Avenue a well-known landmark of the City.
We visit Monument Avenue every December to look at the Christmas decorations that the residents use to adorn the exteriors of their homes. The festival of ribbons, ornaments, and lights warrants a walking tour...simply driving down Monument Avenue does not allow you to take in all that is on display. Although December 2013 was a disappointment - very few decorations were put out - I hope this was only a fluke and not a trend. They have become as much of a Richmond tradition as the monuments!