Dominion Energy Riverrock is a festival unlike any other, and RVA is a one-of-a-kind town! Plan your trip around the festival, but be sure to make time to enjoy our amazing riverfront, vibrant art culture, world-class dining, and award-winning beer! We’ve compiled a list of some of Richmond’s most recent accolades, in case you still needed some convincing.


• Richmond named one of the “10 Coolest US Cities to Visit in 2018” – Forbes (February 2018)
• Richmond #7 on “Best in the US 2018” – Lonely Planet (February 2018)
• Richmond #10 on list of “18 Cities That Must be Seen in 2018” – Expedia (January 2018)
• Richmond named one of the “Best Budget Destinations in The South” – Budget Travel (December 2017)
• Richmond named one of the “Most Fun Cities in America” – Business Insider (September 2017)
• Richmond is named the best vacation spot in Virginia – The Huffington Post (April 2017)


• Richmond named #13 on list of “Best US Cities for Adventurous Travelers” – Travel + Leisure (July 2017)
• Richmond named one of the “Mid-Atlantic Cities with the Best Outdoor Adventure” – (July 2017)
• Richmond named one of the “50 Best Running Cities” – Runners World (August 2016)
• The James River Park System named one of “Six Best River Parks in the U.S.” – REI (July 2015)
• The Virginia Capital Trail named one of America’s Best Urban Bike Paths – Fodor’s Travel (May 2015)


• Richmond named number one in “The Most Inspiring Art Scenes in America” – Departures (October 2017)
• Richmond named one of the “Top Music Meccas of the South” – Convention South (September 2017)
• Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden #4 on list of “The Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the US” – Conde Nast Traveler (July 2017)
• Richmond, VA named one of the “Top 20 Most Vibrant Arts Communities in America” – (April 2017)
• #5 of “8 Cities with Amazing Street Art” – (January 2017)


• Richmond listed in “19 US Cities with an Unexpectedly International Food Scene” – Fodors (January 2018)
• Richmond named one of the “30 Most Exciting Food Cities in America 2017” – Zagat (December 2017)
• Richmond named one of “The South’s Best Food Towns” – Garden & Gun (September 2017)
• Richmond named one of the “15 Southern Cities All Food Lovers Should Visit Now” – Southern Living (July 2017)


• Richmond #3 on USA Today’s Readers’ Choice for ‘Best Beer Scene’ USA Today (March 2018)
• Richmond #1 in “The World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2018” – VinePair (January 2018)
• Richmond named one of the “Top 5 American Beer Cities We’re Excited for in 2018” – Hop Culture (January 2018)
• Richmond named one of “America’s Best Under-the-Radar Beer Destinations” – Imbibe (October 2017)

Start planning your trip now! Check out the band lineup, the schedule of events, or sign up to be a part of the action yourself!