18 Cities That Must Be Seen in 2018


There is always a new reason to come to downtown Richmond: a restaurant opening, a store with one-of-a-kind finds, a freshly painted mural, but there is also an abundance of history to take in and experience firsthand. Lucky for us, we have the museums, guides, and tours to tell you the story of our city by Segway, bike, trolley, boat or foot.

There is history at every inch and corner of historic downtown Richmond and we are eager to give you the insight of how Richmond came to be. Whatever way you like to explore Richmond: museums, self-guided trails or historic neighborhoods & buildings that have had past presidents walk its halls, you can discover it downtown.

Looking for the best places to park or grab a bite to eat? Make sure to check out our interactive Downtown Richmond Map so you can plan your trip!

Find the tour for you in our list of "13 essential tours to take downtown"!

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Riverfront Canal Cruises

Real Richmond Food Tours

Richmond Brewery Tours

Richmond Mural Project

River City Food Tours

RVA Trolley

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Annual Festivals & Events in Downtown Richmond



  • Friday Cheers
  • Broad Appetit
  • Music in the Garden at The Valentine
  • Juneteenth: A Freedom Celebration
  • Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival



  • Shiver in the River
  • Richmond Cider Celebration
  • Grand Illumination
  • Richmond Christmas Parade
  • Craft + Design
  • Virginia Wine Expo
explore all of these rva attractions and more on our downtown map!

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Image Credit: Picture of Crowd - Dave Parrish Photography

Image Credit: "18 Cities That Must Be Seen in 2018" - Dave Parrish Photography