Richmond Tourism

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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Facts and Stats for Richmond*

  • Pollution Statistics in Richmond

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

    • Air Pollution 19.57 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.74 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30.36 (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 36.76 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.42 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.06 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.38 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.88 (High)
    • Attacks 37.12 (Low)
    • Drug offense 55.88 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.82 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 39.39 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.76 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.85 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.56 (Moderate)
  • Living in Richmond - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Richmond is 181.61 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 56.04 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 81.27 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.06 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.27 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.69 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.69 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.05 (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 38.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.11 USD

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

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