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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
Owner description: VMFA Arts is a top comprehensive US art museum with more than 5,000 years of art from around the world. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. The Wall... more Owner description: VMFA Arts is a top comprehensive US art museum with more than 5,000 years of art from around the world. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. The Wall Street Journal recently stated that VMFA is now a "two day museum." less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Maymont
Maymont
Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens... more Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion or petting a goat, there is something for everyone to enjoy. less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Farms; Gardens
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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: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Country Style Donuts
Country Style Donuts
Ranked #1 of 1,607 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Makers
Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Makers
Ranked #2 of 1,607 Restaurants in Richmond
Price: US$ 1 - US$ 20
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Lemaire Restaurant
Lemaire Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 1,607 Restaurants in Richmond
Price: US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Perly's
Perly's
Ranked #4 of 1,607 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mama J's Kitchen
Mama J's Kitchen
Ranked #5 of 1,607 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hostelling International - Richmond
Hostelling International - Richmond
US$ 28 - US$ 125
HI Richmond
2.0 of 5
HI Richmond
US$ 32 - US$ 146
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Airport Inn Motel Richmond
2.0 of 5
Airport Inn Motel Richmond
US$ 55 - US$ 67
Ranked #51 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond/Glenside
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond/Glenside
US$ 111 - US$ 202
Ranked #3 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
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HYATT House Richmond-West
3.0 of 5
HYATT House Richmond-West
US$ 133 - US$ 252
Ranked #5 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
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Linden Row Inn
3.0 of 5
Linden Row Inn
US$ 130 - US$ 275
Ranked #6 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Jefferson Hotel
4.5 of 5
The Jefferson Hotel
US$ 280 - US$ 469
Ranked #1 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
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The Westin Richmond
4.0 of 5
The Westin Richmond
US$ 192 - US$ 321
Ranked #2 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
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Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa / Short Pump
4.0 of 5
Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa / Short Pump
US$ 162 - US$ 312
Ranked #4 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
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