Did you know Richmond, VA was named “Modern Cultural Capital of the South” by Men’s Journal in 2016?
As the state capital, Richmond, VA boasts a long history, famous landmarks, a bustling tourism industry and an international airport. Richmond is known for its world-class museums, vibrant food scene, riverfront development and recreation, and abundance of thriving local craft breweries.
It’s also home to unique metropolitan happenings like rat basketball at The Science Museum of Virginia, The Edgar Allan Poe Museum and is the only city in America with whitewater rapids running through its downtown district. Richmond has also made a name for itself by being a mecca for successful small business owners. In 2016, CNBC rated the city as the 11th best place to start a business in the United States.
The residents of Richmond have created the perfect mix of big city bustle and events and small town community. Visitors will find a year-round events calendar, a growing restaurant scene and many surprises.