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Downtown and the River

Skyscrapers and cobblestoned streets. Concerts on the water and class IV rapids. A downtown arts district and the 2015 World Road Cycling Championships. Fortune 500 companies and tech start-ups. A Federal Reserve bank and the state capital. Farm-to-table restaurants and packed food festivals. Richmond has a little bit of everything.Read more

The Great Outdoors

The city’s hallmark James River is just the beginning of the River City’s outdoor scene. Hiking trails, whitewater rapids, running and cycling races, and sports teams — there’s something for everyone.Read more
Richmond Region Tourism

Arts

Richmond is an arts capital, with nationally recognized art museums and niche galleries; professional, traveling, and local theater; and a ballet repertoire that ranges from the innovative to the classic.Read more

Food Scene

Richmond is a foodie’s heaven. Restaurants range from experimental dining experiences to simple comfort food, while festivals attract crowds throughout the year. Home kitchen experts benefit from a plethora of farmers markets and neighborhood markets.Read more

Music

Venues large and small, independent radio, and a series of music festivals make up Richmond’s harmonious and dynamic music scene.Read more

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

With international media agencies and small start-ups, entrepreneurial support and endless opportunities for collaboration, ideas have room to grow here.Read more

History

From its founding in 1737, Richmond has seen a long and complex history. Patrick Henry delivered his "Give me liberty or give me death!" speech at St. John's Episcopal Church. Richmond was the site of battles, major slave rebellions, and the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. In the early 1900s, Jackson Ward became a thriving center of African-American culture, and in the 1990s, L. Douglas Wilder became the nation's first black governor since Reconstruction.Read more

Neighborhoods

The tree-lined streets of the Fan. The boutiques and restaurants of Carytown. The history of Jackson Ward. The river views of the West End. Richmond’s neighborhoods are as diverse as its citizens.Read more

Two Hours Away

Go just two hours in any direction and you can dip your toes in the ocean, put your head in the clouds on a mountaintop, or feast your eyes on the nation’s capital.Read more
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Business and Government

Richmond is at the center of the state’s business and government activity. From the state legislature, courts, and the home of the governor, to a Federal Reserve Bank, Fortune 500 companies, and advertising and media agencies — Richmond has it all.Read more
Named "Where to Travel for Food in 2016" among 10 international cities
National Geographic
"Best River Town in America"
Outside Magazine
Tied for most beautiful liberal arts college in America
Examiner.com
One of "America's Top 5 Cities to Keep on Your Radar"
Huffington Post
"Happiest metropolitan area" in the U.S.
Science Daily
#5
Least Stressed Out City in U.S.
CNN Money
One of 8 under-the-radar foodie cities
Huffington Post

Photos from @URDowntown

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Every year, UR Downtown partners with United Way and the Metrocash coalition to provide free tax preparation for low and moderate income individuals and families.
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Happy, smiling #URichmond faces at @rvafirstfridays ❤️🕷💙
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We’re currently hanging @fionadonagheyross’s brilliant ‘Dislocation of a More Complete Pattern’ series in preparation for First Friday’s opening of ‘Interplay,’ featuring the work of Richmond artist and instructor Fiona Ross and recent alum Rosie Compton.
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What an INCREDIBLE Friday afternoon we had exploring historic Jackson Ward with @natgeo writer Don Belt and @sirjamesthornhill reflecting on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the Beloved Community.

Today we honor Martin Luther King.
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What a fantastic city we live in!
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Bonner Scholar Free Henderson, ‘19, one of our amazing UR Downtown Student Coordinators, was back at her partner site this morning!
We love our downtown community and were honored to meet Saadia Farajian - owner of @saadiasjuicebox - yesterday.
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#Repost @1708gallery (@get_repost)
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1708 Gallery is seeking spring 2018 interns!
Some of the awesome area teachers and faculty who participated in the Slow Storytelling in the Digital Age workshop, hosted by @urichmond Department of Journalism and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
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#lifelonglearning #slowjournalism #outofeden #outofedenwalk #slowstorytelling #freespace
Did you catch #InLight1708 on Friday?
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