Richmond isn’t just a pit stop on the Civil War history tour anymore. The antebellum architecture and monuments to Confederate generals are still standing, but Virginia’s capital city also boasts a red-hot restaurant scene, over 30 craft breweries and distilleries, and a progressive design community. The mighty James River lies at the city’s heart, with an expansive park system built along its banks where residents flock to swim, stroll and occasionally do a bit of white-water rafting. In a city that effortlessly blends the old with the new, here are just a few of the best things to do in Richmond.
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