There’s a lot to do in Richmond. As the capital of Virginia and one of America's most historic cities, Richmond has been called the "perfect blend of old and new." Today, Richmond is a thriving cosmopolitan center, offering cultural, business, entertainment and educational possibilities. Sometimes, as a resident, you forget to do the touristy things in your own city. So this summer, set out to be a Richmond tourist and spend some time outside.
Sightseers can set out on a leisurely cruise along the scenic James River. History buffs can attend a re-enactment of Patrick Henry's 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech at St. John's Church.
There are plenty of other activities and festivals as well.
Virginia is for the lovers of wine festivals. The next one on your radar should be the July 16th wine festival coming up in Ashland, as part of the 2011 Ashland Street Parties summer music series. All the essentials will be available; music, food, and wine.
King Edward and the BDs, premiere party and dance bands from Richmond, will provide the live soundtrack. Food, including smoked pork barbecue, will be available.
Virginia wineries Lake Anna, Cooper, Grayhaven and James River wineries will be featured. The purchase of a ticket includes a tasting from all wineries. Wine also can be purchased by the glass or bottle.
If you live in an apartment in Richmond, Va, grab some of your neighbors and hit the town.