My husband and I are taking our grandchildren to see the tour of "So you think you can dance" at the Richmond Coliseum On October 17th. We want to get into town early and do something fun with the kids who are 7 and 8. I've been told not to stay in the downtown area because it's deserted after dark and has no real kid appeal.
I'd like a hotel that's not too far from the coliseum (driving time 10 to 20 minutes) that perhaps has an indoor pool and some restaurants, shops, activities within walking distance. If you don't know of a specific hotel a neighborhood would also be helpful. Thanks so much!