Photo Credit: VentureRichmond.comRichmond, Virginia’s capital city, is the perfect place to live all year long, but in the summer, it is even more special. This funky city with a bit of southern charm has been named the top 25 best places to live in the U.S. by US News and World Report.
Summers can be hot and humid with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, but there are some great ways to cool off.
James River Park System and Hiking Trails
The James River Park System is a collection of riverfront trails, meadows, and forests along the beautiful James River. This area includes walking paths, accessible from downtown and located not far from your Bella Vista at Hilltop apartment in Richmond. You can cool off in the water, bike, climb or jog or take in one of the many outdoor events. The system includes fun walking paths that are accessible on foot from downtown Richmond. Parks also offer a chance to get on or in the water, and to bike, climb, or just kick back at an outdoor event.
The Footbridge and Belle Isle
Explore the footbridge and Belle Island this summer. The second-largest island in the James River, it is a great spot to hike or take in the sights and sounds of Hollywood Rapids. The 1,040-foot-long footbridge suspended under the Lee Bridge is part of the adventure and provides great views of the river and the rapids.
Enjoying the Amenities at Bella Vista at Hilltop
If you would prefer to stay home, the amenities at your Oakland apartment will keep you fit and busy this summer.
Grab your racket and a friend and play on the lighted tennis courts. Tennis is a great way to stay fit this summer.
The state-of-the-art fitness center and the cardio center also provide ways to improve your fitness and the dry sauna is a great way to release stress and improve your skin.
Don’t forget the pools at Bella Vista at Hilltop where you can relax and read a book or do morning laps, great for lowering your blood pressuring, toning your muscles, and improving your flexibility.
Whether you choose to spend time in your apartment community or get out and explore, Richmond in the summer is the perfect place to be!