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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.
German Restaurant
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“food is amazing, innovative - Metzger means Butcher in German, so for meat lovers... ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This Forest Hill institution is a great place to enjoy coffee, ice cream, beer, wine, or a meal. They have live music most nights and an outdoor seating area.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Lots of great architecture, museums, culture and nightlife. All photos copyright Terri Aigner, AignerGraphics.com”
  • 24 locals recommend
Hotel
“Pink, Instagram worthy lobby with excellent cocktails and nibbles. Rooftop bar with warm weather views. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best Fine, Authentic Italian in a casual setting. Easy for lunch. You’ll need reservations for weekend dinner and it will be tight and noisy. I order White Bean & Arugula Salad w/grilled squid & any pasta. Entrees served family style for large groups. Speakeasy style entry-it’s the door and intimidating stairway to the left of “Hibachi Box”. You’ll think you’re wrong-you’re not. Sister restaurants Dinamo & Mama Zu’s are also excellent. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Road
“Historical and awesome monuments along this street. Info at each one and its really cool to see who and how these persons have changed or altered not only Richmond, but our country.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Movie Theater
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“Stony Point Fashion park is a large outdoor mall. Contains Dillards, Saks Fifth Avenue, Anthopologie, H&M, Restoration Hardware and many others. Weather permitting, it is a nice walk around and shop kind of place with a ton of good restaurants. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Trail
“AMAZING views and street art on the canal walk. If you're into taking photos - you'll definitely want to bring your camera when visiting. There are also canal tours available.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delicious baked goods with many gluten-free and vegan options. There's also a newer location on the southside.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Park
“Maymont has a ton of activities, many of which are free. Grab some food and go have a picnic!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Library
“2.2 miles from The Zen Den A history museum and research library, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture has been connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia for more than 180 years. Visit today to view its award-winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. The only museum with all of Virginia's history under one roof — all centuries, all regions, and all topics are covered. in Richmond's Museum District. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
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“The chef from this place is a real food hero. I have never tasted food with such a distinct variety of flavors in a single dish. Literally, everything I have tried on this menu is to die for. The mixologists behind can whip up a delectable cocktail as well.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place with old world charm, great beer selection and food specials, right across the street and the right on Brook Road. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you go early, the back outside deck is very nice for some food. The bar scene is mostly downstairs and inside. It looks like a house, but it is not. :)”
  • 30 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“One of the first restaurants to open up in the newly, revised neighborhood. I was delighted when they decided many years ago to open up in downtown RVA. Great pizza, crab cakes, salads, the works, huge menu of goodies. Just a block east from your buildings front door. Tell them "Mark from Metro" sent you! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Circuit is a local beer cade. Classic arcade and pinball machines with 40 beers you pour yourself. ”
  • 20 locals recommend