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Best things to do in Richmond

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Always worth a visit with its seasonal showings that are constantly changing.”
181 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is Richmond's equivalent to a "downtown" strip. There is plenty of shopping, food, and bars. Easily accessible, easily walkable. The Byrd Theater is located here as well.”
116 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great walking tour. Go past tredegear iron works. Park in the lot right before dominion power and the walking bridge. Walk across the bridge and take a walking tour of civil war history. Also great view of RVA and the James River.”
112 locals recommend
Cinema
“BEST MOVIE THEATER EVER. Second-run movies in Carytown for $4. Sit in the middle for better seats. This is a landmark movie palace. This place is insanely awesome.”
88 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Love the Japanese garden. It’s a bit of a hike from the house so pack water and comfortable shoes. Some hills. Also parking areas if you prefer to drive over. Good place to picnic.”
81 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Historic Cemetery - you can either drive thru it or park and go on a nice scenic walk. Great views of the city and of the James River! Make sure to stop by the tomb of President James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States and the monument of President John Tyler, the tenth president of the United States. ”
72 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. ”
46 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
Cinema
“17 screens are showing all the new releases 3 miles away in this modern cinema that was one a locomotive assembly plant. There's plenty of free parking at the cinema or 20 bus can take you from the bus stop 2 blocks away @ Freeman and Maplewood right to the front of the theater on Arthur Ashe Boulevard. The last bus returning you home is usually around 10:45 so bus transport is only a good option for early movies. ”
40 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!”
57 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
“Great lookout that is the "view that named the city". If you're looking for a workout, join in on the Libby Hill Steps! It is a WORKOUT. When you're done, enjoy the sunset. You won't be disappointed. ”
57 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Expect to wait in line to order the best pies! I am a fan of their savory pies. Grab some to go and walk to the Libby Hill park to enjoy the view of Richmond while you devour your pie! ”
45 locals recommend
Park
“Byrd Park has tons to do for the whole family. Featuring lakes, picnic shelters, tennis courts and summer pedal-boat rides.”
36 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Amazing, relatively affordable Cuban food. Great for brunch. Plan to wait. Get whatever the waitstaff recommend. Things with huevos are amazing. Their legendary Tres Leche cake was featured on the Food Network as being world-class. https://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/tres-leches-cake-0165399 Get a limeade too. Fresh made. ”
46 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Great local spot with sandwiches and salads and local music. Has a small grocery as well.”
50 locals recommend