The 15 Best Things To Do In Richmond, VA

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Richmond might just be one of the most underrated cities in the US. But pay a visit to Virginia’s capital city, and you might never want to leave!

With so many things to see, do, and eat, you might not know where to begin. So we’ve compiled our list of the absolute best things to do in Richmond, Virginia, for you.

As one of the largest art museums in North America, you’ll find all sorts of impressive collections scattered around the VMFA.

Get Cultured at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The James River Park System is the jumping-off point to over 22 miles of hiking and biking trails, not to mention all sorts of opportunities for whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, wildlife watching, and rock climbing.

Get Outdoors at the James River Park System

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Richmond, definitely go brewery hopping in Scott’s Addition. Richmond is home to dozens of breweries, with new ones popping up all the time.

Go Brewery Hopping in Scott’s Addition

Richmond National Battlefield Park is one of the best Richmond attractions for history and Civil War buffs.

Learn About Civil War History at Richmond National Battlefield Park

To get there, you’ll want to cross the 1,040-foot-long pedestrian- and bicycle-only suspension bridge, which is located underneath the Robert E. Lee Memorial Bridge.

Get Out in Nature on Belle Isle

Richmond just happens to be home to a thriving street art scene. You’ll find over 150 colorful murals adorning the city’s walls, building facades, and more.

Take a Self-Guided Street Art Tour

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