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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.
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
Park
“Along both sides of the river. Secluded spots, class 5 rapids, birdwatching haven, sunbathing on the rocks on the southside (near Belle Isle or west at Pony Pasture), off road biking, jogging trails. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“My favorite Vietnamese restaurant also has a nationally renowned super diverse beer menu. I haven't found anything on the menu I wouldn't recommend.”
  • 22 locals recommend
University
“An absolutely beautiful campus. Enjoy a nice walk around or if you have frisbee golf discs the course there is pretty difficult if you ask me. You may even be lucky enough to catch a football, Basketball, lacrosse, or field hockey game. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is cool little place with American food and some great beers that is a favorite to locals in our neighborhood. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A RICHMOND STAPLE!!!! You wont leave hungry... I promise. Great spot to sit at the bar and watch the game as well. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“This is the place for adventurous appetites, the food is routinely surprising and absolutely delicious. When we want a great meal, with wine and beer on tap, we go here. 7007 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23226 in the “Village” Shopping Center. Travel East on Three Chopt to Patterson; 2.4 miles”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Mekong Restaurant opened its own brewery, thereby launching a brewery explosion in little old RVA. Mekong - it's for beer lovers! Gotta give credit where credit is due. They often have mead on tap. 12 min drive, directly behind Mekong.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“A tudor manor house built in the late 15th century (yes, you read that correctly), and shipped here from England! Incredible house and beautiful grounds right on the river. Host to the shakespeare festival!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food fun atmosphere. Best to call ahead for reservation as it gets crowded.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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  • 5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Richmond is well known for having one of the most accessible yet advanced urban river and rapids in the United States. If you love this kind of adventure then Riverside Outfitters is one of the best places around to help you arrange a rafting, tubing paddle boarding or climbing trip.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Great grocery store. Clean and helpful staff. Have all that you'll ever need after going to Aldi first...of course :) My second stop for shopping.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local favorite for burgers and beer. Great burgers and huge beer list. Close-by. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Sports bar- lots of TVs on one side but also has a calmer, more family friendly on the other side of the restaurant (divided by a wall), outdoor seating, delicious food.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Multiple access routes are provided to this park that runs throughout Richmond, including underneath the James River Bridge located next to Maymont Park. Toilets are available throughout the parks and trails, and a section on the south side of the James River provides spectacular views of downtown Richmond. There are 550 acres of land adjacent to the James River where you may fish (Virginia fishing license required), but following storm surges the water can be rough. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vietnamese Restaurant
“My favorite Vietnamese restaurant also has a nationally renowned super diverse beer menu. I haven't found anything on the menu I wouldn't recommend.”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is cool little place with American food and some great beers that is a favorite to locals in our neighborhood. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A RICHMOND STAPLE!!!! You wont leave hungry... I promise. Great spot to sit at the bar and watch the game as well. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“This is the place for adventurous appetites, the food is routinely surprising and absolutely delicious. When we want a great meal, with wine and beer on tap, we go here. 7007 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23226 in the “Village” Shopping Center. Travel East on Three Chopt to Patterson; 2.4 miles”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Mekong Restaurant opened its own brewery, thereby launching a brewery explosion in little old RVA. Mekong - it's for beer lovers! Gotta give credit where credit is due. They often have mead on tap. 12 min drive, directly behind Mekong.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food fun atmosphere. Best to call ahead for reservation as it gets crowded.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local favorite for burgers and beer. Great burgers and huge beer list. Close-by. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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