5 best ways to see Richmond, from a canal cruise to bike tour
The folks at Venture Richmond — our city's downtown booster club — put together its list of "essential tours" just in time for summer.
Why it matters: Downtowns across the country were partially abandoned during COVID-19 as office workers shifted to remote life. Now the central city is ready to welcome us back for a peek of all it has to offer and the way it's changed in the last two years.
- Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tours — happening year-round in case you thought otherwise.
- Canal Cruises — for a lazy afternoon on the canal system boosted by George Washington (something I learned on a Valentine walking tour).
- Richmond Mural Tours — to check out the ever-changing landscape of our kick-ass murals.
Can't decide? We can help.
Karri's pick: The JXN's Project Vanguard Route. Launched in October 2021 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Jackson Ward, the self-guided walking tour celebrates the "Harlem of the South" and the previously untold stories of the men and women who helped shape the neighborhood and the city.
Ned's pick: Basket & Bike's Downtown Sunset Bike Tour. I love bike rides. You can cover a lot of ground, but way more intimately than in a car. And they make it easy to visit all the scenic trail and river spots that make the city so unique.
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