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Highlights & Attractions of River City
Richmond, or "River City"
Richmond is a vibrant city packed with plenty to do. Whether you’re traveling with kids or history buffs, River City is sure to deliver. Hop a flight to Richmond International Airport, and explore this staple of Colonial America any time of year.
A historic settlement waiting for your visit, Richmond features citywide historic sites like Virginia State Capitol – built on 1785 – and Richmond National Battlefield Park. Colonial Williamsburg is also nearby in, you guessed it, Williamsburg; so don’t miss the living history of this U.S. National Historic Landmark District.
River City also features incredible outdoor recreation, along with tons of cultural activities like museums, galleries, and garden tours. Visit the Boulevard Historic District for cultural centers like the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Historical Society, or head to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for a self-guided tour of the glass conservatory, the healing garden, and the children’s garden.
For more kid-friendly activities, check out the 100-acre Maymont Park, or the Children's Museum of Richmond, which features an art studio, indoor safari train, and tons of interactive exhibits. Richmond also offers several theme parks for its visitors, including Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, and Kings Dominion in Doswell.
And for those who like to celebrate, don’t miss the annual festivals of the Richmond area. Be sure to catch the State Fair of Virginia in Doswell come September, or the Richmond Folk Festival in October in downtown Richmond. Heritage festivals include the Richmond Greek Festival, VCU French Film Festival, Richmond Italian Street Festival, Festival of India, and the Richmond Oktoberfest – don’t miss these cultural get-togethers in River City.
Many attractions and activities await in Richmond, so gear up for a vacation full of culture, history, festivity, and family-fun with the help of Best Western hotels.
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