Richmond is an art-centric town, but there’s much more all around us. Hiking, biking, kayaking and rafting opportunities abound. Brown’s Island and Maymont are just a few of the natural treasures VCUarts students name as their favorite Richmond spots. The video below gives a glimpse into a longtime Richmond top spot, Belle Isle.
Richmond is a thriving capital city full of cultural diversity, great food, festivals and entertainment. We not only witness the political hoopla, we are the heart of the arts in a state with a bustling gallery and performance scene featuring local and international talent. Richmond, more commonly known as RVA, is a haven for alternative and creative endeavors. The Today Show named us the #3 Most Tattooed City in the US. Many state museums are here, too. One of our most loved, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts our annual Fashion Show.
In September 2012, Outside Magazine named Richmond the Best River Town in America. We are home to the James River Park System, one of the largest inner city park systems in the country. Washington, DC, Virginia Beach, and the Blue Ridge mountains are only 2 hours away. Richmond International Airport has daily non-stop flights to NYC, so you can be there in an hour, if you can find the time to go.
200,000+ live in the city
1.2 million in the greater Richmond area