Richmond tops list of 10 most popular cities to visit this summer

Move over New Orleans. You too San Juan, Puerto Rico. A recent study suggests Richmond is the destination more folks want to visit this summer.

American Express Travel released its top 10 list of most popular cities to visit this summer in the United States, and the River City took No. 1.

In naming the top 10 summer destinations, the travel company looked at the top places its customers have booked trips to this year compared to in 2014.

Here’s why the travel agency said Richmond is No. 1:

1. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: In the summer, the James River is a prime location for locals who flock to its island, the Belle Isle, to go swimming, fishing, mountain climbing, and mountain biking. The James River also hosts Class III whitewater conditions, making it a favorite for rafting enthusiasts.

Click here to check out the entire top 10.

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