Richmond Region Tourism

CVB or DMC
Hotels186
Convention Center65,032 sq. m
Guest Rooms18,000
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel372 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues45
Average Room Rate$125.00
Restaurants900
Daily Food Cost$66.00
Occupancy Rate
Tax Rate5%

Why Choose Our Destination?

Brimming with history, cultural attractions and meeting-friendly venues, Virginia’s Historic Richmond Region blends small-town charm with big-city excitement that is guaranteed to create a lasting impression on your attendees. We’ve got world-class museums, exquisite art, elegant architecture, unique boutiques, lush gardens and a thriving nightlife. And with more than 900 restaurants in the area, you’re sure to find plenty to please your palate. But you’ve got an event to plan. Lucky for us, the Region offers more than 18,000 hotel rooms, the largest convention center in Virginia and an international airport offering nearly 200 daily non-stop flights. Better yet, our team of destination marketing and service experts are dedicated to making sure your event goes off without a hitch. We’ll partner with you to promote your meeting and drive attendance while providing logistical meeting services. After all, it takes more than just the right location to make your event a historic success. ACCESSIBILITY: Located two hours south of Washington, D.C., and tucked between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast, the Richmond Region’s central location is extremely accessible. In fact, the Region is within a day's drive of half of the U.S. population, including major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Atlanta. AFFORDABILITY: In Virginia’s Richmond Region the “wow” factor won’t cost you quite as much, but the “wow” will still be worth every penny. Haute cuisine, elegant and modern architecture, posh accommodations and state-of-the-art technology included. EXPERIENCE: Sure, the Region has been hosting memorable meetings for more than 400 years. But it’s the experience your attendees will have when graciously welcomed upon arrival and bid a fond-farewell as they depart. It’s the 80+ cultural attractions, many named top in the nation, that will round out their downtime. And the 400-years-worth of surprises that will greet them around every corner.

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Distance from Airport

  • Richmond International Airport

    11.27 km from City Center

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Local Attractions

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Museum
VMFA’s permanent collection encompasses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, English silver, Fabergé, and the art of South Asia are among the finest in the nation. With acclaimed holdings in American, British Sporting, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, and Modern and Contemporary art – and additional strengths in African, Ancient, East Asian, and European – VMFA ranks as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus lively after-hours events. VMFA’s Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. For additional information, telephone 804-340-1400 or visit www.vmfa.museum.
200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Maymont Estate

Park
Explore the Maymont Mansion, Italian and Japanese gardens, a carriage collection, 400 animals in wildlife exhibits, the Children’s Farm, and the Nature Center.
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Kings Dominion

Recreation
King's Dominion, located on Hanover County, is the region’s largest collection of roller coasters with a water park that is included in the admission price. Grab your friends and family and come to Kings Dominion – Virginia’s ultimate destination for summertime fun! This park is 400 acres packed with more than 60 rides, shows and attractions -- everything you need for creating lifelong memories. Thrill-seekers will get their fix with one of the East Coast’s largest collection of breath-taking roller coasters – a whopping 15 in all -- including Intimidator 305™, which stretches 305 feet tall and screams at more than 90 miles per hour. Families will delight in the zany rides and activities at Planet Snoopy, featuring Snoopy and the entire PEANUTS™ gang. Everyone will enjoy our spectacular high energy live shows. When the heat rises, cool down at the newly renovated for 2015, Soak City: our 20 acre waterpark with two gigantic wave pools, exhilarating water slides, a lazy river and so much more. Plus, Soak City is included in your park admission – the only Virginia destination offering two parks for the price of one!
16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047

American Civil War Center At Historic Tredegar

Museum
Housed in the 1861 Gun Foundry, the American Civil War Center's exhibits explore the war through three interwoven perspectives: Union, Confederate and African-American.
500 Tredegar Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Park
The garden's 40 acres include one of the largest and most diverse perennial gardens on the East Coast and the only classical, domed conservatory open to the public in the mid-Atlantic region. Hands-on educational workshops and group dining options are available at this Henrico County site.
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

St. John's Church

Historical Landmark
St. John’s Church, the site of Patrick Henry’s impassioned oratory “give me liberty or give me death” is the oldest wooden church (17414) in Virginia and remains an active congregation. See a free re-enactment of the 1775 debate among 10 of the Founding Fathers on summer Sundays at 2 p.m.
2401 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223

The Valentine

Museum
Explore 400 years of Richmond Region history at the Valentine through its collections and exhibits. Take a guided tour of the 1812 John Wickham House, a fully-restored neoclassical masterpiece. Explore the Valentine Family's legacy and the Valentine's Meat Juice brand along with the original museum collection in our newest exhibit "Creating History: The Valentine Family and the Creation of a Museum." You can also peer into the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio and learn about this world-renowned 19th century artist and his works.
1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA, US 23219

Virginia Historical Society

Museum
The Virginia Historical Society, headquartered in the Museum District in Richmond, is a history museum, research library, and educational facility all wrapped in one. The 180-year-old VHS features award-winning museum exhibitions about all kinds of Virginia-related topics.
428 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Convention Centers

  • Greater Richmond Convention Center - Spectra Venue Management

    The Greater Richmond Convention Center is Virginia's largest exposition & meeting facility. It makes it one of the most desirable meeting destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is situated in the heart of Virginia.

    • Exhibit Space> 10,000 sq. m
      Total Meeting Space> 10,000 sq. m

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Additional Information

<ul> <p><li> Top 3 among "Best Places to Travel in 2016"- <i> Travel + Leisure</i> (December, 2015)</p></li> <p><li>#1 of "The 10 Most Artistic Mid-Sized Cities in America"- <i>Gogobot</i> (November, 2015)</li></p> <p><li>"The Southern Food Destination You Need to Know About" - <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i> (July, 2015)</li></p> <p><li>"The Foodie's 5 Must-See Wine Country Destinations"- <i> Wine Enthusiast</i> (July, 2015).</li></p> <p><li> Named a Frommer's "Top Destination for 2014"- <i> Frommer's</i></li></p> <p><li>2nd among "America's Top 5 Cities To Keep On Your Radar"-<i>The Huffington Post</i> (September, 2014)</li></p> <p><li>"Richmond: The Next Great American Food City"-<i>Departure Magazine</i> (September, 2014)</li></p> <p><li>"7 up-and-coming foodie destinations" -<i>CNNMoney.com</i> (December, 2014)</li></p>