Richmond is a history jackpot, packed full of everything from colonial times to the Civil War to the here and now. Visit St. John's Church, the site where Patrick Henry cried "Give me liberty or give me death." If you're more of a literary person, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum is terrific, including various artifacts and drafts. Belle Isle is a great island complete with biking trails and designated rock climbing areas along a cliff. The Richmond Folk Festival is full of traditional Virginian music, with everything from blues to bluegrass.