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James River, Richmond

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Where to stay in Richmond

Richmond boasts a wide array of accommodations, including inns and national chain hotels. Those who want to take full advantage of the city's rich historical heritage should consider staying in the Northside area, home to a number of historic districts, or near the Boulevard, where you can find most of the city's museums. There are a number of apartment vacation rentals available in residential areas of the city; neighborhoods close to Virginia Commonwealth University are generally a safe bet for those wanting to take advantage of lively eateries, quirky stores, and bars.
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  • Who wants a stuffy gym when you can get all the exercise you want in a beautiful setting along the James. Stay on the paved path or climb the stairs and cross the bridge to the island and hike around ...  more »
  • My wife and I joined three other parties for the 7:00 pm cruise up and down the James River at a restored James River canal and lock. In the peaceful 40-minute ride, the skipper had plenty of history ...  more »
  • The pipline catwalk (that name is probably not correct) is very cool. It is a walkway added to the top of sewer pipe which allow you to walk above the river water. We went when the river was at flood ...  more »