Richmond is a place to shop till you drop'.
Its open-air shopping atmosphere makes shopping there ideal for easy bargains. This city has nine blocks of specialty stores dubbed the ''Mile of Style'' packed with boutiques, salons, cafés, antiques, florists and bookstores exclusive to Richmond.
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And shopping is not all there is to Richmond as this city has brought back to life its historical canal district. This is a good opportunity to take a brief view of Richmond at boat tour available hourly from April to November. This is because of weather with dry summers and mild winters, but reaching temperatures below freezing point from December.
If you want to avoid steamy summers with heavy rain hitting the area during tropical storm season, it is better to travel to Richmond in April, September and October. In addition, many interesting events pay a host at this time. For instance, the James River Film Festival is held in April, while the State Fair takes place in late September.
Add to these events the architectural blend the city is going to occupy you with and you will like Richmond – a city concentrated with attractions. It has the longest line of Victorian architecture in the United States and comprehensive mix of Italianate, Richardson Romanesque, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles.
- Maymont Park, the most beautiful urban parks in the nation
- The Historic Downtown, a cobbled area rich in history
- Monument Avenue, a grand avenue at downtown Richmond with statues to Confederate heroes
- Byrd Park offers a concentration of fishing lakes and seasonal paddle boats
All these places mark the city's past. Richmond history is rooted in fishing and agriculture due to fertile soil provided by the James River plains the city sits on. It’s no surprise then that the first European settlers to this area were farmers in 1609. In the 19th century Richmond became a focus for the largest manufacturing in the country and many people relocated there for a better life.
Richmond continues to attract immigrants from Canada, China and Hong Kong. This cultural diversity makes it an exciting place to visit. Today it includes 197,790 people with 38.30 percent white, 57.19 percent African American and small part of Native American - 0.24 percent.
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