To put it simply, Richmond is at her best while in bloom every spring. Framed by mature foliage arching over the historic streets, the spring pops of color highlight the city’s gorgeous features – both natural and manmade. Play tourist in your hometown for a day and travel around the city, catching glimpses through a visitor’s eye, and celebrating those special spaces we often take for granted amid our busy schedules.
Virginia State Capitol
Stunning no matter what time of the year, this historic building designed by Thomas Jefferson truly shines in the spring when the long sidewalk leading up the building’s facade is lined with bright pops of tulips.
The Jefferson Hotel
Built in 1895, The Jefferson Hotel is Richmond’s grande dame of hospitality. The opulent lobby is exceptionally stunning and insta-worthy, but when you book one of the hotel’s signature tea services, served overlooking the lobby, the photo options are endless.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Sure, there’s plenty of artwork inside the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, but the outside is bursting with photo-worthy spots, from Kehinde Wiley’s transformative Rumors of War statue to Dale Chihuly’s Red Reeds flanking the building. Don’t forget to stop by the waterfalls!
Agecroft Hall & Gardens
For a nominal fee, enjoy the enchanting gardens befitting a 16th-century Tudor manor and estate. Agecroft Hall, originally constructed in England and brought to Virginia, piece by piece, offers beautiful traditional formal gardens with a truly remarkable English manor as a backdrop.
Richmond is home to 150 murals and counting. Created by artists both national and international, as well as local, there’s an insta-worthy mural for every occasion. We’re partial to the lovevolve murals by Richmond artist, Sunny Stack Goode, sharing its heartfelt message at on the corner of Grove Avenue and Strawberry Street as well as on Hull Street. Want to see more? Check out this map highlighting murals across RVA.
Libby Hill Park
No list of photogenic spots in Richmond is complete without including the view that named Richmond – Libby Hill Park. Atop this park in Church Hill you can get a panoramic view from Rocketts Landing, up the James, and into downtown. Pick up a sandwich or treat from nearby Union Market, and enjoy a sunset picnic to end the day.
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