We'll be flying into Richmond (from Arizona) in October - our first time there - then will be driving to N. Carolina to visit friends.
We'll have two nights and one-and-a-half days.
Our flight arrives late Fri. night and we'll pick up a rental car.
On Sat. we plan to drive to Monticello, spend a few hours, then come back to Richmond and leave on Sun. mid-day, driving to N. Carolina.
My question is - where should we stay in Richmond that would work for Monticello, seeing some other sights (like Hollywood Cemetary, Maymont, etc) then driving to N. Carolina.
The few hotels that look interesting are:
the Omni downtown
Museum District B&B (though I think it's booked when we'll be there)
the Berkeley Hotel
They seem to be in areas where there are restaurants/shops.
OR, we could stay somewhere outside of Richmond in a more generic chain hotel for a better price . . .
As we've never been to this part of the country, any help is much appreciated!!!