Last weekend I felt the need to get out of the city and visit some place I'd never been to before. I had been eyeing Richmond for awhile, thanks to the abundance of historical sites and booming craftbeer scene. So I hopped on an early bus and off I went to visit the capital of Virginia.
My day in Richmond started by visiting the Virginia State Capitol Building, followed by a visit to John Marshall's house and then the Poe Museum. After some serious history lessons, I walked along the Riverfront where I saw beautiful artwork, the river and other random things. The day ended by taking a beer tour of some of the best breweries RVA has to offer. My beer tour consisted of visiting Triple Crossing Brewing, the famous Hardywood Park Craft Brewing and Strangeways Brewing. I will admit, I was very surprised at how amazing Richmond was. I seriously thought I would get bored or run out of things to do, but I actually ran out of time! Between the historical places, the scenery, and the amount of breweries in the area, Richmond is definitely a must is you are on the east coast!
Because any long bus ride should always begin with mustache coffee from Einstein Bros.
Virginia State Capitol Building! This makes it my 8th state capitol building! woohooo!
Walking the grounds around the capitol building
John Marshall's house aka every law nerd's dream
Getting dark at the Poe Museum
I'm so bad at taking food pics, it's probably because I'm always starving and just can't wait to eat. But this burger with pineapple and wasabi aioli and sweet potato tots from Station 2, was AMAZING!
Murals along the Riverwalk
Doors that were made into art and placed around the city
The James River
The Virginia War Memorial
First RVA brewery- Triple Crossing Brewing!
Second stop on the RVA tour- Hardywood! Never thought I'd get to visit this place!
Yes to all....
Third and last stop of the night- Strangeways! Their sours were unique and amazing!
It was so hard to pick which beers to try.....
Cool lighting at Strangeways