Nightlife in Richmondflickr/Will Fisher
If you're in Richmond and looking for nightlife, the place to be is Scott’s Addition, which is a newly revitalized neighborhood that has become the center of nightlife with many breweries, cider producers, beer gardens, and some of the best restaurants, and nightlife.
Though smaller and faded from its glory days, Shockoe Slip contains a few notable food places. Founded as a trading post in the 1600s, the Slip grew to become Richmond's commercial center, aided by its proximity to the James River. This historic district, which roughly runs from 12th to 15th streets and from Main to Dock streets, maintains a late 19th-century feel. Restored brick warehouses along cobblestone streets are repurposed as local restaurants and taverns, and offices and residences. Just down the hill is Shockoe Bottom, similar but not as renovated.
Romantic Things to Do in Richmond
South of Shockoe Bottom in the Rocketts Landing neighborhood is The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing (4708 E. Old Main St.), which looks like a crystal structure rising out of the James River. This contemporary glass-enclosed spot with views of the river on all sides is a perfect place at sunset to have a drink on the open-air deck and admire the Richmond skyline. Phone (804) 622-2628.
The place to go for concerts in Richmond is The National (708 E. Broad St.). Both local and nationally known performers play dates at this beautifully restored three-tiered venue. Phone (804) 612-1900.
AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.
Virginia levies a 5.3 percent sales tax, which includes a 1 percent tax levied by city or county governments. The Richmond area has a lodging tax of 8 percent.
Bon Secours-St. Mary's Hospital, (804) 285-2011; Henrico Doctors' Hospital, (804) 289-4500; VCU Medical Center, (804) 828-9000.
405 N. Third St. Richmond, VA 23219. Phone:(804)783-7450 or (800)370-9004
Richmond International Airport
Hertz, at Richmond International Airport, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (804) 222-7228 or (800) 654-3080.
Amtrak train service is available at 7519 Staples Mill Rd., (800) 872-7245, and at historic Main Street Station at 500 E. Main St., (804) 646-2041.
The Greyhound Lines Inc. bus terminal is at 2910 N. Boulevard St. across from The Diamond baseball field; phone (804) 254-5910.
Some of the larger cab companies include Galaxy, (804) 560-4408; Yellow, (804) 222-7300; and Richmond Taxi, (804) 439-0009. Base fare is $2.50 for the first one-fifth mile, 50c for each additional one-fifth mile and 50c for each 80-second period of delay, including traffic. Base fare rises $1 for each additional passenger over age 6 and for rides between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. A $2 access fee is added to fares originating at the airport.
The Greater Richmond Transit Co. (GRTC) operates buses throughout most of the city and parts of Henrico County. The base fare for local routes is $1.50. Transfers cost 25c. Transfers must be purchased at the time your initial fare is paid. Reduced rates are available for senior citizens and the physically impaired. Go Cards, used in lieu of cash by customers boarding GRTC vehicles, are available for advance purchase at retail locations throughout the Richmond area for $10. Phone (804) 358-4782.