Richmond - the city to love

More than five million visitors annually come to the Richmond Region, since they are sure that it has something for each taste and budget. With more than sixty attractions, nine hundred restaurants, eleven malls and numerous hotels, catering to travelers, Richmond comes for many as easy to love. In addition, the Richmond Region is famous for its four hundred year fascinating history, interesting for a lot of visitors, who come to tour the most historic sites.

Whether you are looking for arts, history, leisure shopping, dining, nightlife or family fun, Richmond has something for each of you. A historic and creative spirit is flying in the air and makes visitors almost fall in love with the fascinating city of Richmond.

Arts in different forms and varieties are presented in a lot of spots, ranging from small galleries to large and expanding museums and impressing you with awesome collections and city's talents. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum collection in the Southeast, presenting a myriad of world art from the ancient days to the present. Its most outstanding displays include the Mellon collections of British Sporting Art, French Impressionism, Post-Impressionism; the Lewis collections of Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco and Modern decorative arts, Modern and Contemporary painting and sculpture and the Pratt Collection of Russian imperial Easter eggs by Faberge. The museum also boasts of one of the world's leading collections of the art of India, Nepal and Tibet.

The Children's Museum of Richmond is only one of kid's attractions in the city, making them squeeze with glee. The museum is a stimulating activity for children to learn and create through playing, when they explore caves and climb up to eagles? nests, harvest fruit in the orchard or play with a friendly dinosaur. They can create their own theater production and complete it with sound, lighting and ticket sales. A variety of daily programs and events make the Children Museum of Richmond always new and exciting. The museum also offers a variety of birthday party packages, facility rental services, summer camps, a great shop of unique gifts and a lot more activities to make your kid happy.

A tour of Richmond's historic sites takes you through the fascinating history of the city and the entire state of Virginia. The Virginia Historical Society features the state's only exhibit, covering all of the Virginia history from the prehistoric times to the present. The Henricus Historical Park is the former site of the second successful English settlement and the home of Pocahontas, its most famous residents. The history interpreters and programs in the park relive the 17th-century's events in Henricus.

Eating in Richmond is an ultimate pleasure. You will find numerous cozy cafeterias and eateries in Fan, Shockoe Slip and Cary Street, while Henrico County's Broad Street or Chesterfield's Midlothian Turnpike are homes to well-known national chains, ranging from fast food to sit down. Many ethnic restaurants serve everything from Italian to African cuisine for those, who prefer a diversity of tastes and flavors.

The Richmond Region Rewards Card gives both residents and first-time visitors an advantage of discounts and special deals on some of the finest hotels, shops, attractions and restaurants of Richmond. Moreover, you do not need to purchase the Rewards Card, since it is free of charge and is available online.

Continue your Virginia's exploration with a Charlottesville vacation. For the last four years, the Money magazine has listed it among one hundred best places to live and it has been the most highly rated city in Virginia each year. Charlottesville vacationers are welcome to taste a variety of cultural, social and recreational opportunities in twenty three neighborhood parks, art, music and theater venues, numerous museums and a year-round ice-skating rink.

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