Visit Richmond - Best of Richmond

Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It remains a city independent of any country and is vastly steeped with remnants of American history including the American Revolution and the American Civil War.

On the fall-line of the James River, Richmond brings together an interesting melting-pot of cultures, including being the commerce hub to the African-American culture thanks to the neighborhood of Jackson Ward.

Once the capital of the Confederate States, Richmond is now a city that truly brings together culture, recreation and history for anyone who travels to the shores of the James River. 

With world-class cuisine, amazing breweries and even white-water sports for the thrill seekers, Richmond is suddenly looking up as a place people want to see in the United States. The city has a lot of war memorials and places of interest, including the Hollywood Cemetery and the original Capitol Building.

Richmond is made up of many neighborhoods, each with its unique and diverse aspects that make for quite an interesting trip. Voted 2012’s best riverside town, the banks of the rolling James River are always good for a stroll along, and one can also rent a paddle-boat or kayak to enjoy the rolling river with. With multiple breweries popping up all over the town along with restaurants that serve almost any cuisine you can think of, it isn’t surprising that Richmond is on the world tourists horizon along with Bali and the Dominican Republic.

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Richmond

  • Richmond Landmark Segway Tour
    Richmond Landmark Segway Tour5 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Select between our 1 or 2-Hour Richmond Landmark Segway tour and we will explore interesting and notable sites in and around ...

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  • 2-Hour Richmond Historic Landmark Trolley Tour
    2-Hour Richmond Historic Landmark Trolley Tour12 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Take in the beautify of Richmond Virginia's amazing Historical landmarks and sites on this 2-hour comprehensive history tour....

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  • Save 31% Richmond Puzzling Adventure
    Richmond Puzzling AdventureNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Turn Richmond into a game while partaking on a 2-hour Walking Adventure. Your smartphone will act as your guide, while y...

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  • Hollywood Cemetery Electric Car Tour in Richmond
    Hollywood Cemetery Electric Car Tour in Richmond

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Experience one of Richmond, Virginia'sincredible tourist attractions while riding in one of our unique low-speed electric Gem...

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Facts and Stats for Richmond*

  • Pollution Statistics in Richmond

    Know the pollution level of Richmond before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 34.09 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.41 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 39.77 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22.73 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 26.19 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.15 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • Richmond: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Richmond for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Richmond.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.62 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.82 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.08 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.61 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 32.89 (Low)
    • Drug offense 53.21 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.62 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40.13 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.62 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.59 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.41 (Moderate)
  • Living in Richmond - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Richmond is 194.38 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 57.59 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 81.27 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 33.36 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.15 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.91 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.64 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.9 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 128.35 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Richmond

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Richmond

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.27 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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