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
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."