What to Do around The Westin Richmond
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Spend some time in Richmond and see Southern Culture flourishing alongside East coast style. Tradition gets a hip makeover as the city continues to both embrace its roots and find its place on the National scene. It’s a weird mix, but somehow Richmond makes it work.
Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, VA, USA
In an attempt to bring a little color and interest to the attention-starved night club district in Richmond and the river front, numerous local and National artists were commissioned to create giant street art murals on many of the buildings and...
200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
The VMFA is, well, something else. For a city the size of Richmond to have such an amazing art museum is kind of incredible, and for it to be free to the public is even better. In addition to the diverse permanent art collection spanning Egyptian...
4305 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
Agecroft was an English estate that existed in the time of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth. In the 20s, the estate was in trouble and the entire house was moved brick by brick to Richmond. The tour of the house is really interesting, and the...
500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar intertwines stories from the perspectives of African Americans, Unionists, and Confederates. The educational experience includes interactive films, exhibits, and timelines, as well as indoor and...
Belle Isle, Richmond, VA, USA
Over the years, Belle Island has been a hydroelectric plant, a 19th-century iron works, and a Confederate prison during the Civil War. Today it's a park with running and biking trails, access to the James River, and plenty of scenic remnants of...
412 S Cherry St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Spooky! Hollywood Cemetery is a haunted adventure worth seeing. The grounds are enormous, and at the end overlook the James River. Jefferson Davis, two U.S. Presidents, many Confederate generals are buried here. Although there are many legends...
1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Before Maymont was a public park and museum it was a Victorian country estate. You can still tour the lavish mansion and read all about the historical significance of the family who owned it, but I usually head straight for the gardens. The...
Monument Ave, Richmond, VA, USA
I couldn't resist taking a picture of Robert E. Lee in a rare Richmond snowfall—it was too beautiful. That being said, Monument Avenue is gorgeous in any season. Walk or drive down the avenue and take in the giant statues of Confederate heroes...
2908 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
Two-dollar second-run movies, cheap popcorn, and on weekend nights The Mighty Wurlitzer rises up from the orchestra pit to play a few songs on the organ before the feature presentation, complete with disco lighting that would make any roller rink...
2401 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223, USA
"Give me liberty, or give me death!" Proclaimed Patrick Henry. Few know that St. John's Church is where that speech was delivered. During the spring and summer there are live re-enactments on site—a must-see for history lovers.
2600 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Richmond, Virginia has long been associated as a gritty city with a Civil War legacy that placed it at the heart of the Old Confederacy. But with the influence of Virginia Commonwealth’s top-notch art school, the city has emerged over the past 20...
1621 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
There are so many different aspects to truly experiencing a place. Sometimes, what a city sounds like can get forgotten. This isn't an issue in Richmond. 97.3 WRIR (on the FM dial) is an independent station run out of the city. It hosts talk radio...
Canal Walk, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
The Canal Walk follows the path of the James River, in downtown Richmond. Enjoy great views of both the river and the city, historical sites, and giant art murals. Or opt to take a boat tour and experience it all while floating down the James.
1000 Bank St, Richmond, VA 23218, USA
Gorgeously pristine white, the Virginia Capitol is a special state capitol worthy of a visit. Tours are free every hour, given by Virginia enthusiasts. You will also see where many scenes from the recent Lincoln movie were filmed.
1800 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA 23228, USA
No matter the time of year, a visit to a garden can be transportive. Richmond's botanical gardens have something for every season: a cherry blossom walk in spring, fragrant roses in summer, colorful Japanese maples in the Asian Valley in fall, and...
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