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

  • Save 6% Mountain Biking Adventure on Narrowback Mountain
    Mountain Biking Adventure on Narrowback Mountain New on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Experience Virginias Mountain Biking Mecca on Narrowback Mountain. Located in the North River District of George Washington N...

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  • Save 7% Historical Horse and Carriage Tour of Fredricksburg Virginia
    Historical Horse and Carriage Tour of Fredricksburg Virginia New on TripHobo

    Duration: 45 Mins

    Located only 50-minutes south of Manassas Virginia come join us for a relaxing, informative Historiccity tour by horse and ca...

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  • Richmond's Street Art Segway Tour
    Richmond's Street Art Segway Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Our2-HourPublic Art Segway tour will explore some of the many incredible murals around the city. Artists have been brought fr...

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  • Richmond's Shockoe Bottom Segway Tour
    Richmond's Shockoe Bottom Segway Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Our2-Hour Richmond Landmark Segway tour will explore interesting and notable sites in and around the great city of Richmond V...

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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 36.84 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.89 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 44.74 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.56 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 22.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 36.11 (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 35.81 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.97 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.95 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.14 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30.56 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.03 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 34.72 (Low)
    • Drug offense 53.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.78 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.89 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.14 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.24 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.11 (Moderate)
  • Living in Richmond - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Richmond is 194.61 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 57.52 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 81.27 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 35.42 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20.42 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.66 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.77 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.76 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 131.04 (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 35.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.37 USD

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

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