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Richmond named #1 summer travel destination by American Express Travel

Published: May. 14, 2015 at 12:01 PM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2015 at 12:01 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - American Express Travel compiled a list of the 10 most popular American cities to visit this summer - and Richmond topped the list.

They say the James River is a prime location for locals who flock to Belle Isle, to go swimming, fishing, mountain climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting.

Here are the top 10:

10. HOUSTON, TEXAS

9. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

8. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

7. AUSTIN, TEXAS

6. MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

5. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

4. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

3. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

2. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

1. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

One event happening this weekend in Richmond is Dominion Riverrock, "the nation's largest outdoor sports and music festival."

For more events in the Richmond area, visit the 12 About Town Event Calendar.

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