Richmond is the capital of Virginia, and it is located right in the heart of this southeastern state. The city has a deep sense of the past that you can feel as you walk through the streets of its historic district, yet is still a modern city with a thriving business and entertainment sector. Richmond is an ideal location for almost any kind of trip; it is a great destination in and of itself with a tremendous history as well as a contemporary business district. Richmond is also a short drive from southern coastal beaches, mountainous hiking trails and everything that Washington DC has to offer. In fact, many people prefer to stay in Richmond when they experience the nation’s capital because it is such a safe and convenient city with high-speed trains riding into DC every day. Looking for a place to stay? Click an area below for hotels in and around Richmond or view all metropolitan Richmond hotels.
Richmond was once known as the capital of the South, and one visit here will tell you why. The Valentine Museum provides a great view into Richmond’s history, as does the amazing Agecroft Hall that was moved to Virginia brick by brick from England. If history is your passion, you’ll have to visit the Richmond National Battlefield and the Richmond Civil War Visitor Center, which was established in 1936 and protects 763 acres of historical land. This beautiful area of town is the perfect spot to take a stroll or ride down the canal; you can even take a canal boat tour. The Virginia State Capitol, the Executive Mansion, and St. John’s Church are also historic sites that you won’t want to miss. If you’re looking for more culture, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an excellent place to view more than 6,000 years worth of fine art collections including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Impressionism, Faberge and more.
Some of Virginia’s most gorgeous parkland is also found in Richmond. You can visit Belle Isle state park or the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for a picturesque landscape that offers spectacular photo opportunities, or get into the wild at the James River Park.
Richmond is more than just history. For nightlife and great shopping, check out Shockoe Bottom. This area has sprung to life in recent years with restaurants, bars, and boutiques. For unique dining, Havana ’59 offers something you probably wouldn’t expect in Virginia. Billed as “the Cocktail Capital of the World,” this bar and restaurant offers a wide variety of spirits in addition to delicious food that includes African, Asian, Caribbean, Cuban, Latin and seafood fare.
If you’re in town on business, you may be fortunate enough to visit the state-of-the-art Greater Richmond Convention Center. Richmond is also home to eight Fortune 500 companies, including CarMax and the insurance branch of GE.
No matter where you choose to explore, you’re sure to find a comfortable, convenient, and affordable hotel in Richmond at any of our Richmond Extended Stay Hotels locations.