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Ready to turn back the clock and experience a city with more than 400 years of prolific American history? Then you're ready for your trip to Richmond, Virginia.
Located on the James River and founded in 1607, Richmond is home to more than 400 years of some of the richest American history in the country, including the site of Patrick Henry's famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech and the former capital of the Confederacy.
History comes to life with a visit to the area's many restored historical homes and buildings, some of which offer live re-enactments of this city's heritage highlights. Richmond also offers visitors a myriad of public art to enjoy, including statues, particularly on Monument Avenue and the Washington, D.C. Capitol grounds. Most are dedicated to military and Civil War leaders.
This city is not just for couples or business trips - it's fit for the whole family. From parks to the Richmond Zoo and a variety of museums, visitors young and old will never be bored. Kings Dominion, a 400-acre amusement park just 30 kilometres south of Richmond, is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. With nearly two million visitors a year, the park offers more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, including 15 roller coasters and a 20-acre water park.
Since the 1600s, Richmond has done well to reflect America's tastes and trends in cuisine. And the choice is yours when you come to this city - enjoy dining at one of the city's 900 restaurants. From down-home southern cooking to upscale modern cuisine to famous local mom-and-pop eateries, there is literally something for everyone to bite into when visiting Richmond.
And be sure to take advantage of the wine selection at lunch and dinner, because you're in wine country. Home to over 140 wineries, and 3,000 acres of vineyards, Virginia is the country's second largest wine producing region in the U.S. The distinctive imprint of flavour defined by the climate and soil in the region produces a wine that is uniquely Virginian. They've had over four centuries to perfect the art of wine-making, so visiting a vineyard tour and wine tasting are a must for wine aficionados.
With its four evident seasons, the Richmond region is a garden lover's paradise. Nature's best is on display with luscious greens and emeralds in the spring and summer months contrasted by yellows, oranges and reds of the fall and winter seasons. Be sure to check out the one million tulip blooms at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in spring and the annual Historic Garden Week, when some of the area's most gorgeous homes and gardens are opened for public tours.
Richmond's location makes it the ideal home base for day trips. Mountains, beaches, historic areas, Southern plantations, and the nation's capital are just a few of the attractions within a day's drive of Richmond. Everything you could want in one place – so what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Richmond today!
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