When to fly
Richmond sees high tourism traffic during the summer and autumn months. Summers are warm but rain is common, usually cooling off the hot days. Autumn brings changing colours and cool nights. Book flights to Richmond in the spring and avoid the summer travel rush. The weather is comfortable, the colours bold and the air crisp.
Winter is cold and can bring a bitter chill to the area. However, this is also the best time to book cheap flights to Richmond and get discounted hotel rates, as tourism is down and there is not a lot of action in the city.
It’s said only 250 people lived in Richmond when it became a town in 1742. Clearly, there was something special about this Virginia settlement because today, more than 1 million people call Richmond home. The city’s location to colonial Williamsburg, historic Washington, DC, and the Atlantic coastline make booking a flight to Richmond an easy choice for all types of travellers.
If there’s one thing for certain about Richmond, it’s loaded with history. Richmond was named the capital of Virginia in 1780 and was known as the Capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Fly back in time to Richmond’s battlefields, cemeteries, monuments and museums that pay tribute to the Robert E. Lee and Union days. But Richmond isn’t stuck in the past. Boasting an urban nightlife to rival other cities, and offering many modern attractions including chic restaurants, open-air bars and plenty of open green space there’s something for everyone in Richmond.