Traditional, colonial brick homes grace the streets of Richmond, Virginia and maintain historic links. Even plantation homes are elegant with brick exteriors.
LoveyThingsNC: I have fond memories of Richmond, VA. When my parents first married they called Richmond home. My father a veteran of WW II attended RPI (Richmond Professional Institute) which would later become Virginia Commonwealth University, and my mother would work full-time as an RN for the Health Department. Years later Richmond would be one of those places for Junior and Senior High School field trips. We’d all pile on the bus with our bag lunches and take the trip north. We would tour Richmond’s museums, historic sites, and the state capital. Occasionally my parents would feel like reminiscing and we’d make a journey to Richmond. We would drive around the streets near their old apartment and they’d share stories of life in the big city. Then we’d stop for lunch or dinner at their favorite delicatessen. (Which 10 years ago was still in business, I think it was the New York Deli, but I can’t remember for sure.) If you are looking for something truly fun and family-friendly travel to Richmond during the Winter Holiday for a visit to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. In partnership with Dominion Energy, Ginter presents its GardenFest of Lights. This holiday tradition features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday activities & more. We went one year and it is beyond amazing. Since it is a nighttime event (wintertime) it can get a little cold so be sure to dress warmly.