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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.

American Restaurant
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“We love it all -- but maybe its the Bourbon BBQ ribs that we dream about. The Hill Cafe is our local version of "Cheers," the local watering hole. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Tour St John's Church or go to Sunday service. Oldest Church in Richmnd. Patrick Henry gave his famous "give me liberty or give me death" speech here. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Such attention to detail. Tex-Mex as good as it gets. Super casual, outdoor eating or take away.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“A nicer Kroger than the closer one on Lombardy. It's in Carytown, about 2.5 miles away. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“food is amazing, innovative - Metzger means Butcher in German, so for meat lovers... ”
  • 25 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
Hotel
“One of the Classiest spots in Richmond. Enjoy the beautiful Bar in the main lobby when the weather isn't permitting to go to the rooftop bar that overlooks the entire city. For a delicious cocktail downstairs I recommend the "Anabelle Lee" Trust me, Men and Women will think it is delicious it even if it appears to be more on the feminine side. Perfect to enjoy happy hour before heading to one of the Many nearby restaurants. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This Forest Hill institution is a great place to enjoy coffee, ice cream, beer, wine, or a meal. They have live music most nights and an outdoor seating area.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
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“Stony Point Fashion park is a large outdoor mall. Contains Dillards, Saks Fifth Avenue, Anthopologie, H&M, Restoration Hardware and many others. Weather permitting, it is a nice walk around and shop kind of place with a ton of good restaurants. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Richmond is the capital of Virginia, go visit the beautiful capital or get a tour. I would recommend bringing a picnic and exploring the downtown area as well. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Italian restaurant with fantastic no-meat dishes, ample seafood and vegetable forward appetizers or entrees. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
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“The chef from this place is a real food hero. I have never tasted food with such a distinct variety of flavors in a single dish. Literally, everything I have tried on this menu is to die for. The mixologists behind can whip up a delectable cocktail as well.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Library
“2.2 miles from The Zen Den A history museum and research library, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture has been connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia for more than 180 years. Visit today to view its award-winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. The only museum with all of Virginia's history under one roof — all centuries, all regions, and all topics are covered. in Richmond's Museum District. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you go early, the back outside deck is very nice for some food. The bar scene is mostly downstairs and inside. It looks like a house, but it is not. :)”
  • 29 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“One of the first restaurants to open up in the newly, revised neighborhood. I was delighted when they decided many years ago to open up in downtown RVA. Great pizza, crab cakes, salads, the works, huge menu of goodies. Just a block east from your buildings front door. Tell them "Mark from Metro" sent you! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“Maymont is a great place to visit! This place includes a nature center and a huge Japanese garden that you can stroll around for free! You can also tour the Maymont Mansion for free (they just have a $5 suggested donation). ”
  • 17 locals recommend