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What you should know about Colonial Heights

Named for an important strategic outpost during the American Civil War, Colonial Heights has a long and rich history. One of Virginia’s Tri-Cities—independent cities within the Greater Richmond region—Colonial Heights is now a thriving commercial and social hub. Modern malls packed with the latest designer fashions share the limelight with heritage attractions, including the oldest gristmill in the US. Where else could you see a giant cucumber tree, a tractor museum, and an Australian steakhouse, all in the same day?

Hotels in Colonial Heights

Hotel options in this flourishing community are varied and plentiful. Choose a simple budget hotel in Colonial Heights for affordable convenience, or opt for something a little more upscale with plenty of facilities on site. Hilton Garden Inn Richmond South/Southpark is a 3-star Colonial Heights hotel with a luxurious indoor pool and a delightful garden terrace. Candlewood Suites Colonial Heights Fort Lee is an excellent no-frills hotel that provides guests with their own kitchen, and also has a well-equipped fitness center. Another highly rated option is the Hampton Inn Petersburg-Southpark Mall, a conveniently located hotel in Colonial Heights that’s close to the downtown entertainment quarter.

Things to see in Colonial Heights

The rich heritage of Colonial Heights is apparent in the many surviving buildings from past eras. Wander through Chesterfield Highlands Historic District to see the beautiful homes and churches that were planned according to the traditional gridiron pattern introduced to the US by European architects in the 17th century. Visit the storied Violet Bank, a historic streetcar suburb built on the site of a former plantation. Here you can marvel at the second-largest cucumber tree in the world and visit the museum in the original plantation house, a fine example of Federal design with beautiful molded ceilings. Another interesting landmark is the Swift Creek Mill, which dates back to 1663. Founded as a gristmill, it later became a whiskey distillery before being converted into a playhouse in the 1960s with a year-round program of shows and atmospheric candlelit dining rooms.

Good for families

This friendly, green city prides itself on its heritage, yet embraces the best of the new. Families of all ages will find plenty to keep them amused and entertained, while family-friendly hotels in Colonial Heights offer good-value accommodation. Kids young and old will love a trip round the Keystone Tractorworks Museum, which houses a huge collection of lovingly restored pre-1960 tractors, cars, and trucks. Shopaholics won’t be able to resist the lure of Southpark Mall, one of the region’s most popular retail destinations. Check out the latest fashions, grab a bite in the giant food court, then take in the latest movie for a fulfilling day out that the whole family will enjoy.

How to get to Colonial Heights

Colonial Heights is served by Richmond International Airport, which has connections to all the major US hubs. To make the most of your visit, especially if you’re traveling with the family in tow, consider hiring a car from the airport for maximum flexibility and independence. Pre-book to have your chosen vehicle ready and waiting to meet your flight. Getting around Colonial Heights is a breeze when you have your own wheels. US Route 1 passes through the city, along with several interstates, and most Colonial Heights hotels provide ample guest parking for free.