Richmond General Info
Richmond General Info
With lush natural beauty, parks and street festivals, the city of Richmond is a virtual balm for city-frayed nerves. This historic city in the state of Virginia has many landmark buildings and museums that are part of American history. You can access great deals from CRX car rentals in Richmond for cheap rentals to help you in touring this beautiful place at your leisure and convenience.
The ever growing city has many hotels and other facilities for tourists. You can choose from an expanding list of luxury and cheap hotels that suits every budget. The Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel, The Jefferson Hotel, Maury Place, Omni Richmond Hotel are some of the luxurious hotels you can choose here while Hotel Sierra Richmond West, Wingate by Wyndham, Holiday Inn Richmond Central are some of the hotels offering clean and fairly cheap rooms for the budget conscious travelers.
Eating is just as varied, with stylish and cheap restaurants offering flavors and tastes from across the continents. Transportation costs can also be controlled with cheap Richmond car rentals from CRX. Such super deals ensure you a great time here. Take a look at some of the exciting things to do while in Richmond.
Virginia State Fair
The Virginia State Fair gives a glimpse of the richness and beauty of the state in agriculture and art through the fair's numerous agricultural exhibits and shows, music and dance, fine arts and crafts and various competitions. The annual event is a celebration of the achievements and advancements in the field of agriculture. The celebration features competitions and scholarship programs for youth. The fair attracts thousands of tourists for the sheer fun and musical ambience it provides.
Mystery Dinner Playhouse
With its long innings lasting more than a decade the award winning mystery dinner playhouse is a must visit place for all tourists. The theme centers on dinner guests solving a murder mystery on humorous lines during their four course meal. Is this a restaurant, is it a theater or is it a game event? You will know the answer to that riddle only when you visit this place. Reservations are a must if you do not wish to be disappointed.
Meadow Farm Museum
The Meadow Farm Museum is the best place for the urban generation from the cities to get acquainted with the lifestyle of the nineteenth century farmers. The museum gives an insight into farm life in its pristine and primitive settings. Various interpreters go about the daily routine in a farm including activities in a barn, blacksmith forge, doctor's office etc. The museum also features an exhibition gallery and a gift shop.
Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell
The Dogwood Dell at Byrd Park, 6000 S. Blvd is an amphitheater with a history dating back to 1956. It operates under the guidance of the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities. Tourists find it a haven with various picnicking and fun activities available here. Kids enjoy the adventure of climbing the 240 foot Georgian bell tower which gives an exotic view of the vibrant green Park. During the months of June, July and August, the amphitheater in Richmond comes alive with art and music of almost all genres. Classical music and dance, performances from comedians, musicals including reggae, pop, swing, rock and jazz are staged here. The production companies showcase the best talented artists of the fest, giving viewers a never before experience.
Drive your cheap Richmond car rental from CRX to 114 W Broad St to watch a favorite play or comedy at the Barksdale Theater. Shows include plays from top production houses, musical concerts from celebrity artists and comedies. It has a capacity of 207 seats and provides great sound and visual effects. Apart from the shows the theater also engages in classes, training school children in theater and drama.
The Carpenter Theater is located at 600 E Grace Street under the guise of the performing arts center, Center Stage. The spacious theater can accommodate 1,760 people at a time. A seasonal hotspot for touring companies, the theater is also a renowned venue for opera, musical concerts, and various other cultural events.