• It’s overflowing with history! Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech in Richmond’s St. John’s Church, and as the former capital of the confederacy, the city was at the center of the Civil War.

• If you like the outdoors, you’ll love Richmond. We’re one of the only spots where you kayak and raft class III and IV rapids through a city. And nothing beats a stroll through the gorgeous Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

• Our neighborhoods are beautiful. From the historic Fan District to gracious Forest Hill, funky Carytown to the Victorian row houses on Church Hill, you’ll find affordable and eclectic homes throughout the city.

• We love the arts here. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, the Dominion Arts Center or take in a performance of the Richmond Ballet or the Richmond Philharmonic.

• It seems like there’s always a festival in Richmond. We have the Richmond Folk Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival, Oktoberfest, the National Beer Expo…the list just goes on.

• Richmond is home to several well respected academic institutions, including the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University.

• Richmond was named a “top destination” for food travel in 2016 by “National Geographic.” It’s one of the birthplaces of Southern American food and also has a thriving craft brewery scene.