Richmond has made another top 10 list, this time as one of’s “10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018.”

Tom Marchant, co-founder and owner of Black Tomato, a travel company known for booking high-end, luxurious vacations, recommended Richmond because he said the city is “buzzing with young energy and signature Southern charm. Its culinary offerings are cutting-edge and reason enough to visit, with new restaurants popping up all the time.”

Shagbark and Saison are mentioned as examples of destination dining, and The Veil Brewing Co. is highlighted for craft beer.

Marchant also said, “Richmond is effortlessly stylish, and for one of the most expertly curated men’s, women’s and home stores in the country, Need Supply continues to set the bar very high.”

The write-up recommends a stay at The Jefferson Hotel for “opulence (or an exceptional martini)” and Quirk Hotel for its boutique setting.

The other cities on’s list are:

  • Baltimore;
  • Columbus, Ind.;
  • Detroit;
  • Lancaster, Pa.;
  • Louisville, Ky.;
  • Philadelphia;
  • Portland, Maine;
  • San Antonio; and
  • Savannah, Ga.

Richmond was recently picked as one of the top 10 U.S. destinations for 2018 by Lonely Planet, a global travel guide; one of 18 cities that must be seen in 2018 by; and one of the 10 best places to travel in the South in 2018 by Southern Living magazine.

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