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Things to do in Richmond

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.
Brewery
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“One of the first local breweries in Richmond. Great views of the city and wonderful food. Beer menu includes long time favorites and seasonal brews. Wine, cider and other selections are also available. Often has live music on the weekends.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cafe
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“This is my favorite spot for coffee and brunch on the weekends. The spot is very unique and you can bring your dog and sit outside. Great food too!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Park
“Great tennis courts that are very clean and taken care of! Great running trails and baseball fields! Overall a great place to be on a nice day ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Music Venue
“This place is most known for their live music scene. Many groups, bands, artists perform their concerts at the National.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Park
“During summertime, they always have different kinds of festivals for food and music and it's always a great experience. You always have a choice of many different food trucks and brews. It's usually cheap to get tickets to whatever is going on as well.”
  • 34 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“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.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Our absolute favorite place to go out to eat in Richmond. Great atmosphere, food and drinks. The whole street is really charming. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Upscale dining. Seasonal dishes with global flair & craft cocktails served in a cozy space with a hip, mellow vibe. Recommend getting a reservation.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is in The Scott’s addition area of downtown Richmond. One of many brewery’s, but definitely a favorite. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Diner
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“Great brunch spot - popular with locals so often a line at weekends. Try the Bloody Mary's while you wait.”
  • 37 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Brisket and pork were very well smoked. Flavorful and tender. Plus all the side dishes taste great too. One of the best BBQ places for sure.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Famous for Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech - which was the spark that ignited the USA! Great tours and re-enactments. The small cemetery is a great place for a small stroll.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“Wheatger strolling through the gardens, touring the mansion, watching river otters play, petting a goat or picnicking on the lawn, Maymont is a gift of 100 acres for all to enjoy. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“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
Bakery
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“2 blocks south on 27th street. Small corner shop serving pastries, cakes & coffee, plus gluten-free & vegan options”
  • 30 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Just a 7 min walk. The menu is diverse but German styled. One of the owners, Chef Brittanny Anderson was born in Richmond, trained in New York at Blue Hill Stone Barns and Northern Spy Food Co. ”
  • 28 locals recommend