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Richmond

Trip Planner USA  /  Virginia  /  Richmond
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Things to do: museums, parks, sightseeing

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history. Founded in 1737, it was the site of several significant events during the American Revolution, such as Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. Its tumultuous past also includes serving as the Confederacy's capital and playing host to several Civil War battles. As the northernmost city of the New South, the city reflects traditional Southern hospitality coupled with the international buzz of the Northeast Corridor. Much more than just a history buff's dream, Richmond has plenty of attractions to delight outdoorsy visitors too, boasting 40 municipal parks and the James River, with class IV rapids. Use our United States vacation planner to plan your trip to Richmond and other destinations in United States.
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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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