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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.
History Museum
“A quick but good museum! It isn’t very expensive and is a great thing to walk through if you have a couple hours! The building is brand new and right next to the new walking bridge and Belle Isle ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Outdoor seating with a beautiful view of the river! Also, great for brunch.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Excellent beer from the West Coast legend. Always new and interesting beers on tap, several of which were developed in Richmond.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“Great diversion if you have kids. Top location place to get a virus. :) Wash your hands before you leave and when you get home.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Museum
“A museum of the urban and social history of Richmond,VA with highlights on decorative arts, costumes, textiles, and architecture”
  • 19 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Gorgeous historic theater! Host to Off-Broadway plays, musicals, comedians, music, etc. Walking distance from The Black Pine!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“30 acre open air park and site of the largest Civil War hospital. Free Chimborazo Medical Museum focusing on the Confederate medical story and contains exhibits on medical equipment and hospital life, including information on the men and women who staffed Chimborazo hospital. This building is also the Headquarters for Richmond National Battlefield Park/Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site. Located 6 blocks from the Studio. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Lodging
“Historic landmark. Famous for grand staircase (legend is that it was used in filming of "Gone with the Wind") and champagne brunch. Lamaire has a great little bar area as well.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You have to try desserts here! My favorite is the bread pudding! Get it warmed with vanilla ice cream! One portion can easily serve two or three! The chocolate martinis are so decadent!!!! The worst thing about this place is deciding what dessert to eat. This place only serves desserts and drinks. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“Located south of the river in the city of Richmond, Forest Hill Park (4021 Forest Hill Avenue, 23225) includes walkways, both paved and unpaved, with streams leading to a large pond. There are also tennis courts available. On Saturdays, there is a large farmer’s market on the grounds of the park during the summer months.”
  • 19 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
Italian Restaurant
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“The best Italian period. Yes, it's loud, small and crowded but it is well worth it.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“My favorite taco spot in Richmond! Limited seating though, so expect a wait on weekend nights.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Food
“Isley Brewing Company is the true definition of microbrewing. Owned by Richmond native Michael Isley,we opened our doors on October 26th, 2013. Mike immediately hired head brewer Josh Stamps and began the brewing process on a three barrel brewhouse while fermenting in seven barrel fermenters. Our very first beer at Isley was 'The Bribe' - still our one and only 'flagship' beer - a delicious oatmeal porter that will quench your thirst and soothe your soul.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great midsize music venue which is gaining attention of many nationally known artists as well as a favorite with locals. Has a big outdoor patio which provides some welcome fresh air on a crowded night, but it is also where smokers gather so there's that too.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Industrial-chic seafood outfit offering a big oyster bar plus craft cocktails & beer in airy digs.”
  • 20 locals recommend