Destination guide

Virginia is for lovers, and you'll love Richmond

Set in the heart of Virginia along the winding James River, the state's thriving capital offers something for everyone. A healthy dose of that classic Southern hospitality combines with an up-and-coming food and beer scene to create a hip metropolis that somehow manages to be laid-back and cutting-edge at the same time. Surrounded by the pastoral rolling hills of the Piedmont region, Richmond is as rich in culture as it is in history. From NASCAR, to craft beer, to war history, there's a little something for everyone at a Richmond vacation rental.

Things to do

Historic Richmond: Revolutionize your vacation

History buffs are in for a treat, because a Richmond vacation rental takes you back to where our country began. St. John's Church is where Patrick Henry delivered his famous "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech in 1775. You can visit the graves of early presidents at Hollywood Cemetery. For thrills, head to Kings Dominion theme park or take in some NASCAR action at Richmond Raceway. Museum highlights include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Science Museum of Virginia, and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. Cap off your day at one of the over 20 craft breweries in town.


Redefining the great outdoors, city style

Richmond may be a busy metropolis, but if you think that means there's a shortage of outdoor activities on hand, you'd be wrong. A number of parks dot the shores of the James River, connected by miles of hiking, biking, and nature trails. The river itself is renowned for its kayaking, canoeing, and whitewater rafting. Stop by Brown's Island for its outdoor concerts and festivals, or Belle Isle for some top-notch rock climbing. Bikers should make a beeline for the Virginia Capital Trail, made up of 52 miles of paved bike paths running through the state.


In the summertime, when the weather is hot

Get ready to soak up that warm Virginia sun at your Richmond vacation rental. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are cool to cold. You'll see highs in the 80s and 90s (and possibly even the triple digits) from June through September, so pack light. Winter temps can dip below freezing between December and February, and dustings of snow are not uncommon. It can rain any time of year, but the driest period tends to be autumn, which is great for taking in the stunning fall foliage displays in October and early November.

Natural features

Green hills and blue ridges in the picture-perfect Piedmont

Sitting in the heart of Virginia's picturesque Piedmont region, downtown Richmond may be as urban as they come, but the surrounding lands are known for their idyllic, rolling green hills that rise gently to meet the impressive Blue Ridge Mountains. The James River is just one of several rivers that meander their way through the countryside. There are more trees than you can count, which is great for fall leaf peeping and friendly wildlife encounters when you need a break from city life. Of course, you'll find plenty of green space right downtown, too.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Richmond

Fly into Richmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.), the closest airport, located 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Richmond Main Street Station or Richmond Staples Mill Road Station to see more of the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Richmond?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 165 vacation rentals near Richmond. From 73 Houses to 27 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Richmond for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Richmond?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Richmond:

  • Downtown: 25 vacation rentals
  • Fan District: 23 vacation rentals
  • Northside: 26 vacation rentals
  • Church Hill: 17 vacation rentals
  • Monroe Ward: 18 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Richmond?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Richmond. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Short Pump Town Center: 134 vacation rentals
  • American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar: 103 vacation rentals
  • 1708 Gallery: 103 vacation rentals
  • University of Richmond: 140 vacation rentals
  • Richmond International Raceway: 140 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Richmond listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Richmond?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 73 Houses in Richmond. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Richmond include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 27 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Studios: 24 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Richmond?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Richmond. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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