Where to take holiday visitors in Richmond

Show your guests all the best spots in the city

An aerial shot of the Richmond skyline

Richmond has plenty of great places to take visitors.

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The winter holiday season is here, and for many folks that means travel. The flip side? That means visitors for plenty of people, too.

If you have family or friends to entertain this holiday season, look no further than this guide to River City fun. Your guests will be asking themselves why they haven’t just moved here already.

🍻 Drink

You can find a delicious local beverage for any time of day. Fueling up for a day of exploration is easy in a town overflowing with coffee shops. And, if later in the day you find yourself craving a local brew, Richmond’s got you there, too.

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Richmond’s known for its local beer and coffee.

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🍕 Eat

Richmond wasn’t named a world culinary destination for nothing. Start your day with local brunch, or grab a slice on the go from one of the city’s numerous pizzerias. Craving a burger? Richmond’s got the best in the country. Or, make a pit stop for hot dogs, mac and cheese, or tacos. If a member of your group is vegetarian or vegan, fear not — there’s no shortage of options in town for a meatless foodie.

🛝 Family fun

Looking for kid-friendly things to do around town? Educational destinations like the Children’s Museum, the Science Museum of Virginia, and the VMFA can be fun for all ages. If the great outdoors is more your style, try one of the Richmond area’s expansive parks.

A photo of the James River Park System trails on a sunny day

Even in the coldest time of the year, the James River Park System has no shortage of beautiful trails to explore.

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🪩 Hit the town

It’s not hard to show your guests everything Richmond has to offer without breaking the bank. Spend the day wandering the city’s endless thrift stores, then head out and see a show — there’s no need to spend a fortune on tickets to see a great concert. Or, if you’re feeling brainy, take your pick of local trivia spots.

Did we miss anything? Where are your favorite spots to bring visitors to Richmond? Send us an email and give us your recommendations.

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