Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Richmond? Here’s what you need to know for the weekend of Aug. 19-21:
Richmond is about 107 miles south of Washington on Interstate 95.
Amtrak offers daily service to Richmond Main Street Station (RVM-downtown) and Staples Mill (RVR-suburban). Fares from $62 round trip. Megabus offers nonstop service with fares ranging from $8 to $35 each way.
1200 E. Cary St.
Boutique hotel in historic Shockoe Slip. Rooms from $135.
Grace Manor Inn
1853 W. Grace St.
Elegant, up-to-date bed-and-breakfast in the architecturally rich Fan District. Rooms from $157.50.
2110 E. Main St.
Deli case full of Lebanese favorites and delectable cream puffs. Wood-fired pizza from $8.
Pescados China Street
626 China St.
Vibrant decor and menu featuring fish full of Caribbean and Latin flavors. Entrees from $14.
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond
Odyssey ropes course for age 12 and up. Fridays 7-10 p.m. year-round. Sign up by the Wednesday before. $15 per person.
Discover the James
Deep Bottom Boat Landing
9525 Deep Bottom Rd., Henrico
Two- and three-hour nature, history and photography tours on the tidal James with Captain Mike Ostrander. Weekend or private tours start at $40.
6836 Old Westham Rd.
Guided kayak, canoe and white-water rafting trips. Must be at least 12 years old to raft. Raft trips from $54.