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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. ”
  • 172 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Every city has an area that has unique features, restaurants, and shopping. Carytown fits this bill exactly. Explore this area for an afternoon of fun window shopping and then find one of the many good restaurants for dinner. Old theatre buff? You have got to see the Byrd! On Saturdays, they have a Wurlitzer organ that rises from the orchestra pit before evening shows. They have film festivals, old classic movies and the price of admission always draws a crowd.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Park
“Great for a walk to the rapids, a 1.7 mile hike with picnic, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and swimming at your own risk. ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Generic animals. Mostly open space. About 100 acres. Great cure for obesity. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Old movie theatre in Carytown. Tickets are $4. Go on Saturday to see the Mighty Wurlitzer organ.”
  • 83 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. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Beautiful park to walk or meditate along the river. Take the time to reflect on Civil War Veterans, Presidents, and elaborate and unique headstones throughout the park. It is not odd to see picnic'ers dining along the bluff. ”
  • 73 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.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Crowded on weekends. Haute Southern fare. Most anything is a treat. Expensive.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Park
“Stunning view of the James River and amazing sunsets. If you're up for some exercise, there are many flights of stairs with runners!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bakery
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“A bit of the Down Under right here in Richmond, VA. Delicious savory and sweet pies. Just go!”
  • 47 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
Movie Theater
“A former locomotive assembly plant & brass foundry turned movie theater but in a manner to highlight its heritage.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Scenic park with a walking path through a variety of garden designs and styles. *free admission”
  • 35 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Great local spot with sandwiches and salads and local music. Has a small grocery as well.”
  • 48 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“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

Top restaurants

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Crowded on weekends. Haute Southern fare. Most anything is a treat. Expensive.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Great local spot with sandwiches and salads and local music. Has a small grocery as well.”
  • 48 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
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
Cuban Restaurant
“Tiny, vibrant cafe serving casual Cuban fare with wine, beer & brunch with counter & booth seating.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Diner
“Millie's is a Richmond favorite for breakfast and brunch. You'll often find a line on the weekends, but it's worth the wait.”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Walkable, super affordable, huge portions. Two people can split a baked spaghetti. ”
  • 32 locals recommend

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