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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“A evening out? Yes, it is perfect for a night out! Summer, Friday evening there’s locals have wine on the lawn, live music blasting and events happening. It’s perfect for a date night, a girls night out, an opportunity to meet some locals while conserving over the art. ”
  • 174 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“There are tons of great local shops and restaurants in Carytown! I highly recommend walking up and down this colorful street.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Park
“This park is great to visit in the spring and summer, especially for outdoor enthusiasts!”
  • 118 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“The historic Byrd Theatre is a great place to a see a movie-- tickets are $5, and there are a bunch of restaurants and dessert shops right next door to complete your date night experience :)”
  • 85 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Historic home tour ($ ) and nature center ($) with complimentary grounds and Japanese garden. Lovely any time of year. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Cemetery
“This historic cemetery is great for the history buff or the running enthusiast!”
  • 77 locals recommend
Museum
“Once upon a mid-night dreary ... Before you go, pick up a copy of Silverman's biography of Edgar Allan Poe ( or read the first few pages of the beside copy in our studio). You won't put it down and you won't miss the Poe Museum. In fair weather, don't miss the Poe Museum's weekly ":Unhappy Hour" on Thursdays for drinks in their ancient, eerily enchanting boxwood courtyard. The Poe museum collection is housed in the oldest residential property in Richmond, a charm of great gray stones, mortar, and slate. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Crowded on weekends. Haute Southern fare. Most anything is a treat. Expensive.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“A former locomotive assembly plant & brass foundry turned movie theater but in a manner to highlight its heritage.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Absolutely delicious pastries and bread. I love the dark rye bread (you can ask for just half a loaf). You can’t go wrong with any of the pastries. The coffee is great too.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Park
“This park in Church Hill has some of the best views of the city and the James River.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Park
“Scenic park with a walking path through a variety of garden designs and styles. *free admission”
  • 35 locals recommend
Brewery
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“With the exception of Legend's ont the Southside, this is the OG brewery that got the micro-brew movement going in Richmond. Their classic, the Single, can't be beaten!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The best pie. In the fall, get the salted caramel pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust. In the winter, try their amazing hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows. Cherry pie in the spring, and lemon meringue in the summer. They also have handheld savory pies. The sausage rolls are the best. order to go and eat it in the park, the overlook of the city, or the historic cemetery. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Music Venue
“This place is most known for their live music scene. Many groups, bands, artists perform their concerts at the National.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Great local spot with sandwiches and salads and local music. Has a small grocery as well.”
  • 49 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Crowded on weekends. Haute Southern fare. Most anything is a treat. Expensive.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Great local spot with sandwiches and salads and local music. Has a small grocery as well.”
  • 49 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“With an ever changing menu, you can always find something good here. This is one of our go-to's. More than a dozen drafts to choose from and 6 rotating local brews on draft. Also: the cucumber martini is life changing. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Can Can is actually a great place to eat lunch or dinner, but I like it most in the early morning for coffee. it's perfect place for an 8am business date, or to go read a book with french press and the windows open. They also have an absinthe bar for later in the day.”
  • 42 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“This restaurant is in my top 5..... Call for reservations. Their 3 course Prix-fixe menu is a deal at $29 per person. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Cafe
“The original location of this Richmond favorite is located in a repurposed gas station, across the street from a few cute clothing and vintage shops. Great coffee and a diverse menu of sandwiches. Definitely a hipster magnet and quite a scene--good people watching and lots of outdoor seating. For quieter workspace (but no menu), check out the Summit Street location in Scott's Addition; the Morris Street location near VCU has more indoor seating and a full menu.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Diner
“Huge portions of elevated diner food in a charming ‘been here forever’ setting. Great for brunch ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Brewery
“Been around since 1993, it’s a Richmond institution. Great beers and a fantastic patio with a view over the city and river. Get the smoked wings (tossed in sauce is optional) and the Brussel Sprouts.”
  • 35 locals recommend

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