RACE HOST HOTEL
There is a special rate for athletes who stay at Courtyard Richmond Downtown. Mention SWIMRUN to get access to the reserve block of rooms. Room rates for SWIMRUN participants will be $179.00 USD/night.
DINING IN RICHMOND, VA
There’s a reason National Geographic said Richmond is a place to visit for food and Condé Nast Traveler said Richmond was the “Southern Food Destination You Need to Know About.” The best Richmond region restaurants are locally-owned and offer everything from farm-to-table to Asian fusion. Richmond chefs have been nominated for James Beard awards.
L’Oppossum has been called unmissable (Conde Nast Traveler) and one of the 100 best restaurants in America (OpenTable) and one of the South’s Best Restaurants (Southern Living.) Metzger wins raves for its German food in Church Hill while Dutch & Company, the Roosevelt and Rappahannockcontinue to impress. Sub Rosa Bakery, Proper Pie and the Dog and Pig Show round out the Church Hill food tour while Internationally renowned culinary celebrity Chef Peter Chang is spicing things up at Peter Chang China Cafe in Short Pump.
SEE STREET ART UP CLOSE IN RICHMOND, VA
The Richmond region continues to gain recognition for it's burgeoning street art scene, ranking as Buzzfeed's top cities in the world to see street art. Whether you're here for the RVA Street Art Festival, or just visiting any other time of the year, you can tour Richmond's street art masterpieces on a bike, on foot, or in a car. Get inspired to think big.
GET OUTSIDE WITH RICHMOND VA’S RIVERS AND RAPIDS, TRAILS AND BIKES, RUNS AND RACES
The James River is one of Richmond, VA’s greatest natural resources. With rafting, whitewater kayaking, swimming, tubing and guided tours, there’s something for everyone on the river. Prefer to stay dry? Head out on a bike tour or to a Virginia State Park for hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking.
There's something to do in the great outdoors year round in the Richmond region. Looking for an adrenaline rush: whitewater kayak or raft on the nation’s only class IV urban rapids or hit the James River Park System and Pocahontas State park trails on a mountain bike. Or go on a guided bike tour of street art and the river.
RICHMOND CRAFT BEER AND CIDER
SOMETHING’S BREWING IN THE RICHMOND REGION
Richmond is quickly becoming one of the best craft beer cities and regions in the country. Local breweries like Hardywood, Triple Crossing, Strangeways and the Veil are racking up awards and fans nationwide. Stone Brewing Co. Richmond opened its doors in 2016. Richmond has breweries on farms, Lickinghole Creek, with beer gardens, Center of the Universe, and on the strip in Carytown, Garden Grove. Head to the brewing district in Scott’s Addition and hit the patio at Ardent or take a self-guided tour of RVA's best on the Richmond Beer Trail.