List of things we’re “best” for continues to grow.
Richmond is the only urban area with Class IV rapids right in town (and it’s our 2012 Best River City), so it’s no surprise that whitewater paddleboarding (aka battleboarding) is serious business here. Stay at the new Marriott in Schockoe Slip, where you can walk to Brown’s Island and rent a board at the Riverside Outfitters outpost, recognized by the American Canoe and Paddle Association for having the world’s largest whitewater paddleboarding school. In May, the city’s annual Dominion Riverrock Festival features SUP cross and SUP enduro events.
File this under reason #2,579 why Richmond is awesome: Standing up on a surfboard and shooting class IV rapids.
Image: Dominion Riverrock Festival