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Richmond is One of Frommer's Top Destinations for 2014

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(Sorry, I believe this deserved it's own thread. Tourism has already been at an all-time high. This will surely boost those numbers. I'm sure that area hotels are loving this news.

http://www.richmond.com/city-life/article_8f6c257c-5c49-11e3-bdd1-001a4bcf6878.html

osted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 1:34 pm {sodEmoji.|} Updated: 6:30 am, Wed Dec 4, 2013.

Karri Peifer

Posted on December 3, 2013

by Karri Peifer

You guys, "While you weren't looking, Richmond got cool."!!

So says Frommer's, the travel guidebook folks who are experts on travel all over the world, in its "Frommer's' Top Destinations for 2014."

Richmond is one of three spots in the U.S on this international list that includes Scotland, Bali, Rio de Janeiro and Taiwan.

You know, Taiwan, Bali, Rio de Janeiro and RVA... all the places every international traveler wants to visit.

So why is Richmond such a hot destination in 2014?

In part it's due to our proximity to important Civil War things during what is apparently a significant Civil War anniversary, but also because of this:

"But even if you don't care a whit about the war, 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."

Right?!? Who gives whit about a history, we've got craft beer and good dining. And, really, that's what matters.

Read the full piece here.

osted: Dec 03, 2013 3:18 PM EST

Updated: Dec 03, 2013 3:18 PM EST

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Richmond has been named one of Frommer's "Top Destinations for 2014."

According to Frommer's, "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."

In devising their list, Frommer's editors look at politics, accessibility, popularity, major events and whether a destination is potentially affordable for average travelers.

"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 says in a press statement. "We have what visitors want: amazing restaurants, world-class exhibits, major events, affordability and accessibility. It's wonderful to see this recognition from a top travel website with a very large audience of potential travelers."

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Wow, this news must be big. Big enough to list beside teenage racial profiling, fires in the suburbs, recount demands for elections and interstate widening news  :rofl:

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Perhaps we should have made an Accolades thread a few years ago.

 

I would certainly have loved to just scroll through pages and pages of RVA's crowning achievements :P

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