Trevor and Kate often visit Richmond. When they're in town, they return to their favorite sites and seek out new places or activities to add to their ever-growing bucket list. They highly suggest the following to newcomers:
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Points of Interest

Within the city's Museum District is Carytown, home to the beloved Byrd Theatre, Mongrel gift shop, Bygones Vintage Clothing shop, One-Eyed Jacques game store, World of Mirth toy store, The Jasper cocktail bar, and Can Can Brasserie. Walk around for free.
Overlooking the city is Church Hill, a quaint area with picturesque sunset views and beautiful pre-Civil War architecture. The district draws its name from St. John's Episcopal Church, the site of Patrick Henry's famous "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech.
Once a bustling industrial area, this neighborhood is now the entertainment district and is well-known for its impressive breweries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries.
This riverside town boasts small businesses and specialty shops, in addition to the iconic Main Street Station.
Lined with cobblestone streets and located by the canal, this neighborhood was once the primary trading hub. Today, its main attractions are the Pipeline Walkway (a pedestrian path suspended above water), canal cruises, and southern-style restaurants.
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Food & Drink

821 CAFE | 825 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23220 | (804) 649-1042
At this restaurant, enjoy the wide range of vegan and vegetarian menu items, which are prepared in a homestyle, diner fashion and served by kind waitstaff.
ALAMO BBQ | 2202 Jefferson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23223 | (804) 592-3138
Texas BBQ, RVA style. Alamo is known for its award-winning, smoky and flavorful meat, which falls off the bone.
BURGER BACH | 3426 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 | (804) 359-1305
New-Zealand-inspired gastropub Burger Bach (pronounced “batch”) serves award-winning gourmet burgers, fresh mid-Atlantic oysters, mouth-watering fries, and craft beer.
BUSKEY CIDER | 2910 West Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Buskey’s ciders push the limits, focusing on semi-sweet and drier ciders on draft and in cans, using innovative techniques typically found in beer, wine, and spirits. Sip on cider by the tanks while playing some board games.
CAN CAN BRASSERIE | 3120 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 | (804) 358-7274
A French restaurant with a fantastic brunch menu, excellent espresso, and a delicious croque monsieur.
THE DAILY KITCHEN & BAR | 2934 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 | (804) 342-8990
This restaurant offers an extensive selection of delicious vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo options. The Daily aims to create food that is health conscious, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible.
GOATOCADO | 1823 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220 | (804) 464-8226
The menu has a variety of vegetarian options and the ingredients are unbelievably fresh. This “conscious kitchen” sources food by the season, partners with local businesses, and verifies all serveware and food is compostable.
HARDYWOOD | 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220 | (804) 420-2420
A Richmond staple and famed for its Gingerbread Stout, Hardywood focuses on quality and locally-sourced ingredients, making it one of the top craft beer destinations in the world. With its wide selection, there’s a beer for everyone.
THE JASPER | 3113 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
This popular cocktail bar is set in a cozy and atmospheric venue in the heart of Carytown. The Jasper's bartenders are knowledgeable and enjoy crafting drinks, even if they're not listed on the menu.
LAMPLIGHTER COFFEE ROASTERS (pictured) | 116 South Addison Street, Richmond, VA 23220 | (804) 728-2292
This little cafe serves soups, salads, sandwiches, and bagels; Lamplighter, however, is most well-known for its espresso bar, drip coffee, and tea.
LULU’S | 21 North 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219 | (804) 343-9771
A popular brunch destination, Lulu’s serves unforgettable entrees, such as the Shockoe Bottom Florentine, Red Velvet Waffle, and Atlantic Omelette. Reservations highly suggested.
MAX'S ON BROAD | 305 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23220 | (804) 225-0400
This restaurant offers a wide array of Belgian- and French-inspired entrees, with a focus on seafood.
MEKONG + THE ANSWER BREWPUB | 6004 West Broad Street, Henrico, VA 23230 | (804) 288-8929
Among the best traditional Vietnamese cuisine in the city, Mekong is renowned for its selection of rare and international brews on tap. Next door, Mekong’s owner opened The Answer Brewpub, which is known for its modern Vietnamese fare and is widely respected in the city’s craft beer scene, as the pub makes its own in-house brewed beers.
THREE NOTCH’D RVA COLLAB HOUSE | 2930 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230 | (804) 269-4857
This location features beers brewed in collaboration with local restaurants, homebrewers, nonprofits, musicians, artists, and businesses. New beer releases every Friday.
TOBACCO COMPANY | 1201 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219 | (804) 782-9555
Once an abandoned tobacco warehouse, the four-story building has been renovated and transformed into a cocktail lounge, nightclub, and restaurant. The Tobacco Company is now a cornerstone of the Historic Shockoe Slip district.
UNION MARKET | 2306 Jefferson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23223 | (804) 716-7233
This neighborhood staple serves as both a grocery and restaurant. Union Market’s menu includes traditional café sandwiches, salads, and sides.
THE VEIL | 1301 Roseneath Road, Richmond, VA 23230 | (804) 355-5515
Known for its eclectic and unusual selection of IPAs, sours, and wild ales, The Veil can surprise even the most experienced beer-lover
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THE CIRCUIT | 3121 West Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23230
A place where the past coexists with the present, The Circuit houses vintage arcade games, such as Asteroids and DigDug, and offers modern amenities, like its kitchen bar and beer tap wall.
EERIE NIGHTS | 100 North 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23223 | (804) 833-1845
Eerie Nights is a theatrical story-telling experience, where guides, in character and period costume, lead you to several historic and haunted sites on a walking or trolley ghost tour. Tours are geared toward a mature audience, but families are welcome.
HOTEL GREENE (pictured) | 508 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Walk-ins are welcomed at this highfalutin’ mini-golf locale. The rip-roaring décor and hidden gems along the 13-hole course take guests on an unexpected, whimsical journey through the 1920s and 30s.
METRO RICHMOND ZOO | 8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Moseley, VA 23120 | (804) 739-5666
The 70-acre, family-owned zoo is accredited by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) and is home to roughly 2,000 animals, including flamingos, giraffes, kangaroos, and cheetahs. In addition to walking around the park, guests can ride the sky lift, train, carousel, or zipline.
RAVENCHASE ADVENTURES | 7025 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23226 | (800) 282-3169
Ravenchase is highly-rated and its escape rooms are considered some of the best in the country. Escape rooms are often fun for those who enjoy challenges, puzzles, riddles, and adventure.
RIVER CITY ROLL | 939 Myers Street, Richmond, VA 23230 | (804) 331-0416
As a premier recreation spot, River City Roll boasts 20 lanes for bowling, tabletop shuffle board, and skee-ball, in addition to live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
TANG & BISCUIT | 3406 West Moore Street, Richmond, VA 23230 | (804) 362-8264
A social hotspot, Tang & Biscuit is a place for people to learn and play shuffleboard, to enjoy other retro board games, and to eat and drink.


BELLE ISLE | Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219
For those who love the outdoors, Belle Isle is a perfect get-away from the city. Popular activities include walking and biking along trails, birdwatching, kayaking, rock hopping, and swimming in the James River, in addition to picnicking atop boulders.
CANAL TOUR | 139 Virginia Street, Richmond, VA 23219 | (804) 649-2800
The riverfront canal cruise in downtown Richmond features a 40-minute, historically-narrated boat tour of the James River and Kanawha Canal, which was designed by George Washington.
HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY | 412 South Cherry Street, Richmond, VA 23220 | (804) 648-8501
This outdoor museum spans hundreds of acres and features famous gravesites and monuments, such as President James Monroe’s tomb and President John Tyler’s monument.
LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN | 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228 | (804) 262-9887
The 50-acre botanical garden features a conservatory, library cafe, and tea house restaurant.
MAYMONT (pictured) | 2201 Shields Lake Court, Richmond, VA 23220 | (804) 358-7166
This 100-acre American estate was gifted to the community by James and Sallie Dooley, who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion, or enjoying the petting zoo, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Grounds are free.


AGECROFT HALL | 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23221 | (804) 353-4241
Tour an English Tudor manor, which once stood in 16th-century Lancashire, England. The building was dismantled and shipped across the Atlantic to Richmond during the 1920s. It has since become a museum and a place for Shakespearean theater.
THE BRANCH MUSEUM | 2501 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220 | (804) 655-6055
At The Branch, guests are invited to explore architecture and design and embrace their role in advancing both for the public good.
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM | 2626 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220 | (804) 474-7062
Voted Richmond’s “Best Museum for Families,” the Children’s Museum offers various activities, where kids can climb, create, explore, and play, all while learning.
MAGGIE WALKER MUSEUM | 600 North 2nd Street, Richmond, VA 23219 | (804) 771-2017
The exhibit explores the life and legacy of civil rights activist and entrepreneur Maggie Walker.
THE POE MUSEUM | 1914 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23223 | (804) 648-5523
The Poe Museum provides a retreat into early nineteenth century Richmond, where Edgar Allan Poe lived and worked.
SCIENCE MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA | 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220 | (804) 864-1400
The museum’s exhibits, which include artifacts, interactive technologies, and lab demonstrations, encourage discovery.
THE VALENTINE (pictured) | 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219 | (804) 649-0711
The Valentine has been collecting, preserving, and interpreting Richmond’s 400-year history for over a century; residents and tourists can discover the diverse stories that tell the broader history of this important region.
VIRGINIA STATE CAPITOL | 1000 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23218 | (804) 698-1788
Enjoy Capitol Square’s grounds, walkways, monuments, and history. Free guided tours.
VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS | 200 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 | (804) 340-1400
With collections that span over 5,000 years of humankind's creative achievements, this museum is a must-visit. Free admission.