The Richmond Region is located at the head of the navigable waters of the James River. The city was founded at the fall line of the James where the coastal plain meets the piedmont plateau. Richmond, VA is approximately 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., and midway between Atlanta and Boston.
The Region's central location makes it the ideal home base for day trips. Mountains, beaches, historic areas, Southern plantations and our nation's Capitol are just a few of the attractions within a day's drive of the Region. With four distinct seasons, including an incredible display of fall foliage, it's always the perfect time to visit.
Whether you're looking for shops or sports, homes or history, culture or cuisine or day or nighttime entertainment, the Richmond Region has something for every taste and budget. With more than 60 attractions, 11 malls, four distinct seasons and one river with the only class IV rapids in an urban U.S. setting, it's always the perfect time to visit.