Enjoy sophisticated treats, unique heritage, and gorgeous natural beauty when you visit Central Virginia. There’s something here to tempt everyone!
Richmond is the state’s capital and has quickly become an outdoor recreation hub and an urban adventurer’s playground. Grab a tube or sign up with an outfitter and cool off on the James River, which snakes through town and is dotted with islands and rapids.Or rent a bike and take a guided tour of the city then pound dirt along some of the region’s best single-track.
Art mavens can take in a show at Dogtown Dance Theatre or stroll through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Away from the city, stop by Hernicus Historical Park to see where Pocahontas grew up or the Wilton House Museum, which is a former Georgian plantation. Follow Civil War trails to visit battlefields such as Richmond, Petersburg, and Appomattox, then tour Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Madison’s Montpelier.
Ready to relax? You’ll find two of the state’s best resorts here. Wintergreen offers downhill skiing and mountain-top golf, while Boar’s Head is a storied resort with fine dining and an award-winning spa.
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Richmond – known locally as RVA – provides non-stop fun thanks to oodles of great attractions. See a Goya and a Picasso at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or learn about the war the ripped the country in half at the American Civil War Museum. Fans of legendary fiction will love the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, while those wanting an in-depth look at the state’s history should not miss the Virginia Historical Society.
There’s always a party going on in Richmond! Dominion Riverrock is a top-tier national event which mixes music and outdoor lifestyle events for three days each year on Brown’s Island. The Richmond Jazz Festival brings some of the biggest names in the genre to town, while the Virginia Wine Expo showcases the best of Old Dominion’s grapes. Other great events to check out are Broad Appétit, the Richmond Folk Festival, and Fire, Flour & Fork.
There’s a trail for you in Richmond, which is quickly gaining recognition for its outdoor scene. Trails line the James River right out of downtown – grab your bike or lace up your trail shoes and head to North Bank and Buttermilk Prophet. There are also great trails at Pocahontas State Park. The James River is also a great destination for boaters – float through rapids as you cross under Interstate 95 and past Mayo Island!
Great fun is waiting for you at Richmond’s amusement parks – it’s fun no matter what your age is! Kings Dominion is the state’s top amusement park – enjoy wooden roller coasters, steel hybrid coasters, and suspended swings. Kick it with the kids at G-Force Karts, which has go-karts, paintball, and laser tag. Waterparks come to life in the summer – cool off at Cobblestone Park and the Midlothian Athletic Club.