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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
“2.3 miles from The Zen Den The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, is one of the largest comprehensive art museums in the United States. In addition to presenting a wide array of special exhibitions, the museum provides visitors with the opportunity to experience a global collection of art that spans more than 6,000 years. VMFA’s permanent holdings encompass nearly 40,000 artworks, including the largest public collection of Fabergé outside of Russia, the finest collection of Art Nouveau outside of Paris, and one of the nation’s finest collections of American art. VMFA is also home to important collections of Chinese art, English silver, and French Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, British sporting, and modern and contemporary art, as well as renowned South Asian, Himalayan, and African art. In May 2010, VMFA opened its doors to the public after a transformative expansion, the largest in its history. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the only art museum in the United States open 365 days a year with free general admission.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Waterfront
“Old town, VA has everything from a water front to shopping, bars, restaurants and tons of local historic scenes that are a must see. ”
  • 152 locals recommend
Spa
“Whether you like to gamble, people watch or take in a show—this place has it all. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Cemetery
“This place is beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. It is the burial place of John F. Kennedy, home of the mesmerizing patrol at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the historic home of Robert E. Lee that was seized by The Union as their burial place for soldiers during the Civil War after Robert E. Lee fled it. The placement of soldier's graves ensured he could not return and use the land as he once did and thus began the Arlington National Cemetery. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Pentagon City Mall, conveniently where a metro stop is located, is a large shopping center with all kinds of stores at all kinds of prices from low-end of very fancy, high-end. There's a food court and restaurants and during the winter an ice rink nearby to partake in more than just shopping. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Visit George Washington's Mount Vernon which is more than 14.7 miles from the Charming house.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Fun, hip, a VCU area, boutiques, cute restaurants and lots of fun at night.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Grab a ticket and enjoy a baseball game! this area is also great for food and drinks and a nearby park has Trapeze and waterfront sights to enjoy ...”
  • 168 locals recommend
Park
“Don't stop driving until you reach the park. Great for biking. North entrance bike accessible, south you can carry your bike up some flights.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Fifteen minutes private or Uber ride takes you to National Harbor. Get a great view of Washington DC Waterfront”
  • 138 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Generic animals. Mostly open space. About 100 acres. Great cure for obesity. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Old movie theatre in Carytown. Tickets are $4. Go on Saturday to see the Mighty Wurlitzer organ.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“Local artists have studio shops inside the old torpedo factory in Old Town!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“They have many outlet shops with great discounts. When I lived elsewhere, I made a point in coming to this mall to shop for great bargains.”
  • 38 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. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Really gorgeous to drive through as it is on the river and a historical cemetery as many presidents are buried here”
  • 71 locals recommend