Visit Richmond.

Give me liberty or give me death! You may recognize this famous phrase from your history textbooks yet haven’t had the chance to explore where it came from. Well now is your chance! Richmond has no shortage of impressive American Civil War sights for people of all ages to enjoy. Whether you’re a history buff or would prefer to just scratch the surface, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit important sites such as St. John’s Church or the American Civil War Museum for war memorabilia and more. Learn about the founding fathers, visit popular cemeteries, and see what life was like during the late 1800s. For sites dedicated to the civil rights movement, take a trip to Capitol Square, located near the Virginia State Capitol.

For a scenic retreat, travel to Belle Isle, a small island in the city. While Belle Isle is considered a city park, the natural beauty of this oasis will surprise you. Walk or bike via a suspension footbridge or rock climb at a small cliff. Spot blue herons, reptiles, ducks, and more natural wildlife that anyone who enjoys the outdoors will fall in love with. You’d be remiss if you didn’t also spend time exploring Richmond’s excellent nightlife and food scene after your time outdoors. Head to downtown Richmond for a vibrant restaurant scene that any foodie will love. Taste freshly caught seafood from Virginia’s waters or stop by one of several breweries for a taste of local offerings. Be sure to also check out local neighborhood eateries, especially in districts such as Jackson Ward. Find exquisite African American and Latin American cuisine, fine-dining establishments, and locally owned shops in this historic district.

Explore the intersection of history and modern-day adventures when you book your flight to Richmond with Southwest. Southwest Airlines flies to Richmond International Airport, making it easy to get to the city. Rest assured that when you book with Southwest, we’ll try to make the process a smooth sailing one from flight selection to checkout. At Southwest, we know that having an excellent trip to Richmond takes more than finding a good deal on your flights. Learn more about the complete Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming trip.

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Things to do in Richmond.

Historic districts
  • Jackson Ward
  • Oregon Hill
  • Union Hill
Picture-perfect parks
  • Belle Isle
  • Bryan Park
  • Forest Hill Park
Must-see museums
  • American Civil War Museum
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Valentine

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