‘Richmond got cool’ travel guide declares

Posted on: 3:01 pm, December 3, 2013, by , updated on: 03:03pm, December 3, 2013

FrommersRICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The travel experts at Frommer’s named Richmond one of the Top Destinations for 2014. Frommer’s gave the region props for its history, restaurant and outdoor recreation options.

“Richmond is coming into its own as a choice regional destination with a growing slate of breweries, farm-to-table restaurants, and even white-water river rapid activities cutting right through downtown. While you weren’t looking, Richmond got cool,” Frommer’s wrote.

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“We’re thrilled that Frommer’s has brought attention to what we all know: that the Richmond Region is a top-notch travel destination with a tremendous amount to offer visitors,” Richmond Region Tourism President and CEO Jack Berry wrote in a statement. “We have what visitors want: amazing restaurants, world-class exhibits, major events, affordability and accessibility. At this very moment, people from outside of the Richmond Region are here enjoying the Hollywood Costume exhibit at the VMFA and Lewis Ginter’s GardenFest of Lights among other things. It’s wonderful to see this recognition from a top travel website with a very large audience of potential travelers.”