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Why Fly to Richmond?
Virginia's capital city of Richmond is rich with culture, arts, history and sports. Richmond's arts community benefits from the presence of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation. You can see European paintings at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, take in a performance at Richmond Ballet and enjoy several other museums, theaters and galleries. History-minded travelers have just as many options, as many Revolutionary War and Civil War sites have been preserved. Whether you're a NASCAR fan or just a casual traveler, the Richmond International Raceway is worth a visit.
Which Airlines Fly to Richmond?
Seven carriers provide service in and out of Richmond: AirTran, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Airways. Find a direct flight to Richmond from New York, Toronto, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Cleveland, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Boston, Charlotte and Philadelphia.
Richmond Flight Tips
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is not quite 15 minutes away from the city's downtown, putting you in short driving distance of many Richmond hotels.
Quick Travel Guide to Richmond
Not only is Richmond a historic state capital, it served as the backdrop for several key events in American history. Visitors with a sense of this country's past will want to check out Historic St. John's Church, the site of Patrick Henry's famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. Monument Avenue in Richmond's Fan District has several memorials, including the Christopher Columbus monument. The Edgar Allen Poe Museum pays homage to the writer, who spent his childhood in Richmond. The homes of several famous Americans have been preserved in Richmond, including the home of former Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the home of John Marshall, former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. If that wasn't impressive enough, two U.S. presidents are buried in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery.
Historical fare is not the only offering in Richmond. The city has developed a significant arts community, with no shortage of options for paintings, sculptures, live music or performance art, all near Richmond hotels. The Richmond Symphony is one of the nation's leading regional orchestras, performing more than 100 times each season. Richmond's Carpenter Theatre features the Virginia Opera, which also appears in Norfolk and Fairfax.