Park your Richmond car rental for free at the Centenary United Methodist Church or St. Paul's Episcopal Church and head off on the First Fridays Art Walk, a free event held on the first Friday afternoon of each month. You'll make your way through galleries, cafes and venues lining downtown Richmond to find pieces by dozens of local artists. For instance, you may visit the Ghostprint Gallery, Coalition Theater or the Fashion Design Center. If you feel like splurging, grab a bite to eat at the food truck court, or just stop at the Main Street market to pick up the fixings for a post-tour picnic.
Drive your Richmond car rental to the historic Monument Avenue to discover the gorgeous architecture, important relics and lush greenery lining this boulevard. You'll come across the bronze statue of Robert E. Lee, which was erected in the late 19th century and stands 21 feet high. Admire the design of the Virginia Center for Architecture - this mansion was built in the Tudor Revival style and is the creation of famed architect John Russell Pope, the same man who designed the Jefferson Memorial. Interesting fact: Monument Avenue is the only street to be included on the list of the National Register of Historic Places.