Accolades

  • Richmond named one of 25 Most Romantic Cities by OpenTable, February 2017.

  • The Veil Brewing Co. was named No.3 Best New Brewery in the World out of the 6,5000 new producers worldwide, by Ratebeer.com, January 2017.

  • Richmond named as one of the Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker, by MovieMaker Magazine, January 2017.

  • Richmond's Hanover Avenue named one of the "best places to Trick or Treat," by the Wall Street Journal, Oct. 2016.

  • Richmond named among America's 50 best running cities, by Runner's World, August 2016.

  • Richmond number 7 on Travel + Leisure’s 'America’s Favorite Places' survey, May 2016

  • Virginia ranked among the "10 Safest States in America," by WalletHub, June 2016.

  • Virginia is 6th best state for retirement, by Bankrate.com, March 2017. 

  • Richmond’s own Carytown named to the Top 15 “Cool Streets” across the U.S. and Canada, by Cushman & Wakefield, June 2016.

  • Richmond ranked at No. 3 on international list of Best Places to Travel in 2016, Travel + Leisure magazine, November 2015.

  • Richmond ranked as the “Most Artistic Mid-Sized City in America," according to Gogobot study, November 2015.

  • Richmond came in at No. 1 on the list of top 10 most popular U.S. cities to visit this summer, by American Express Travel, May 14, 2015. 

  • Richmond's Fan District among top 10 "Great Neighborhoods," by the American Planning Association, October 2014.

  • Richmond region is the "most content area" in America, according to the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, July 2014.

  • Henrico's Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden selected 2nd most beautiful public garden in North America, by USA Today, April 2014.