At RVAGreenPros, we know that Richmond, VA is a beautiful place. Richmond's history dates back to the 17th century and has seen many changes in its time. Richmond today is a thriving city with plenty of things to do for locals and visitors alike.
As Richmond natives, we know Richmond better than anyone else - which means that we also know what you should be doing when visiting Richmond! We've created a list of things to do in our city that are perfect for any visitor looking to experience Richmond like a local. If you're looking for some ideas on where to go when you visit Richmond, look no further! Here are our top 5 picks:
1. Walk by Carytown: This historic neighborhood offers plenty of retail stores as well as restaurants and theaters. It's Richmond's oldest shopping district and is the perfect place to start exploring Richmond.
2. Shop at some of Richmond's most iconic stores, like Gather Here! or Carytown Bicycle Co.
3. Eat your way through this historic neighborhood with a list of Richmond favorites, from ice cream by The Sweet Scoop Shop all the way up to hot dogs at Johnnie - Moe’s BBQ Joint
4. Visit one of Richmond VA'S hottest theaters for musicals such as "The Book of Mormon" or comedy shows like “Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas."
5. Tour houses that date back hundreds of years : Here you have a list of the oldest constructions in Virginia
6. Visit the Science Museum of Virginia
7. Visit Richmond’s newest attraction, Maymont - an early Victorian estate with formal gardens and tree house for kids.
8. Learn about Richmond's architectural past when you're in need of some inspiration. This can be done by visiting places that date back hundreds of years like houses in The Fan District which are now museums displaying all sorts of historic artifacts from furniture to toys and everything in between.
9. If you're looking for Richmond's most famous food, head to Arthur Ashe Jr. Middle School where the Richmond Vibe is more than just a slogan - it’s a way of life!
10. The Virginia State Capitol: Richmond VA's oldest public building that was built in 1788
11. Stroll through the Virginia Historical Society: Visit this museum dedicated to preserving Richmond history dating back centuries which has been open since 1882
12. Take in Richmond's history on a Civil War walking tour: The tour explores Richmond from 1861-1865 when Confederate troops occupied its streets as Union forces threatened their capital city until after Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse.
These are our top picks for your next visit to our city! We're sure you won't be disappointed with any of these suggestions.