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Did you know 200,000 people call this city home? You're certain to have some new BFFs by the time your trip comes to an end!
The entire family will love stops at the Children's Museum of Richmond and Kings Dominion. If that isn't enough to wear the young ones out, why not make the trip to the Meadow Event Park or Iron Bridge Sports Park as well?
Admire some interesting animals and learn about the importance of the environment during an excursion to the Metro Richmond Zoo.
If you believe that man and beer were meant to be, you should pay a visit to the Strangeways Brewing. The brewers' commitment to this heavenly drop can be sampled in every pint.
Do you fancy a few glasses of local wine? Spend a relaxing day sampling blends made by passionate local winemakers at the James River Cellars Winery and the Blue Bee Cider.
You don't need to be a gardener to vibe off the artistic botanic displays and well-manicured garden beds at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Take a walk along its winding paths and ask about any scheduled demonstrations.
If you want some respite from the fast pace of the city, take off to an oasis of greenery like the Maymont Park or Dorey Park. Alternatively, stretch your legs and keep the kids active by wandering around Byrd Park or Joseph Bryan Park Azalea Garden.
Whether you're after brochures, maps or inspiration for things to see and do, you’ll find it at Glendale/Malvern Hill Battlefields Visitor Center. Ashland/Hanover Visitor's Center is another great source of information.
If you're hoping to recharge those batteries, you'll discover lots of nature reserves to explore. Start off with a deep breath of fresh air in the energising atmosphere at Three Lakes Park or Pocahontas State Park. Parker's Battery Park and Dutch Gap Conservation Area are two more that are worth visiting.
If you're in need of a few tranquil places to collect yourself and maybe discover a thing or two, you can't go past the Museum of the Confederacy and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. Enquire about group tours or just study the eye-opening displays at your own leisure. Looking for more? Also head to the Virginia Aviation Museum and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar.
Inquisitive minds will be on cloud nine at the Science Museum of Virginia, where an entire array of mind-boggling scientific objects and exhibits are just waiting to be studied.
Whatever style of art spins your wheels, there's a chance you'll find it in Richmond. Why not begin your day of exhibition hopping at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Page Bond Gallery? You should also enquire about what displays are on at the Gallery Flux and artspace.
Calling all history enthusiasts! You'll love discovering the rich and diverse past of this area at the Black History Museum and the Valentine Richmond History Center. You can also check out engaging exhibits which bring history to life at the Virginia Historical Society and the Weston Plantation.
Time spent remembering history is never a waste. Let Virginia State Capitol and the Virginia Commonwealth University help you discover more about this destination's past. If that's not enough to satisfy your inner history nerd, keep going to the Virginia State University and Agecroft Hall.
Get a fill of both history and spirituality at St. John's Episcopal Church and Monumental Church. Keen for an even deeper look into Richmond's religious customs? Continue on to Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
It's much better to reflect on your life and say, 'I can't believe I did that,' instead of, 'I wish I had done that.' So, while you're here you shouldn't miss the chance to discover some of the less well-known sights, such as the Library of Virginia and the Country Club of Virginia. The Fort Lee Virginia and Richmond City Hall also offer a great day out.
As it's the state capital, you'll have plenty of Richmond hotels to pick and choose from. At the mo, lastminute.com.au lists more than 151 places to rest your head.
Whether you're splashing cash on your honeymoon or seeking budget digs, Richmond has you covered! For a cosy room at an affordable rate, you can't go past the Akaza Hotel Richmond or the Candlewood Suites Richmond-South. Or maybe you'd rather bliss out in more luxurious surrounds? Then let the professional staff at The Jefferson Hotel and The Westin Richmond take care of you.
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