Monument Avenue: Enjoy a leisurely stroll or a quick jog down Monument Avenue, which is right out our front door. This gracious street with park-like medians, beautiful homes, and incredible monuments is one of the most famous streets in America.
Historic statues on Monument Avenue include Civil War leaders like Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, as well as Arthur Ashe and our very own Matthew Fontaine Maury. The portion of Monument Avenue with statues is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the only avenue with that designation.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: With more than fifty acres of gardens and the only classically styled conservatory in the mid-Atlantic, these gardens are not to be missed! They also have a great shop and good restaurants for lunch. Lewis Ginter is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009, and September 27th was featured in a Richmond Times Dispatch article. 1800 Lakeside Avenue.
Carytown Shopping: Also a stroll away, Carytown’s “Mile of Style” offers an eclectic array of boutiques for shopping of every sort. Carytown was just named one of the top 10 "Best Neighborhoods for Shopping" by Southern Living Magazine. Carytown is even ranked ahead of Georgetown, which is #10! Whether you are looking for the latest in men’s or women’s fashion, antiques and home furnishings, funky cards and gifts, kitchen and cooking items, or just a great cup of coffee or the best ice cream in town, you will find it in Carytown.
Richmond Canal Walk: Explore downtown Richmond along the banks of the Haxall Canal, the James River, and the Kanawha Canal. Along the 1.25 mile walk, you will find the Richmond Civil War Center and Brown’s Island. Multiple access points between 5th and 17th Streets.
Hollywood Cemetery: Both a park and a cemetery along the banks of the James, this beautiful cemetery is the final resting place of U.S. Presidents and other famous heroes, including Matthew Fontaine Maury for whom Maury Place is named.
Maymont: Richmond’s 100-acre oasis!! Explore the Maymont House and Museum, beautiful Italian and Japanese Gardens, and see over 700 animals, including native wildlife and livestock. 2201 Shields Lake Drive. Maymont's website now features a new online Video Tour!