Things to Do

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Food

Here is a list of our favorite local places to eat in the River City. If you’re in a rush and looking for fast food, there are plenty of options on Broad Street.

  • Pho So 1: local favorite Vietnamese restaurant
  • The Answer: “new Vietnamese American” fare, with extensive beer selection, including their own brews!
  • Ellwood Thompson’s: local grocer with cafe, bakery, hot bar and to-go counter
  • Weezie’s Kitchen: classic American fare with friendly bar staff
  • Citizen Burger Bar: burger joint with emphasis on local fresh ingredients
  • Sabai: authentic Thai street food, also known for their tasty cocktails
  • Kuba Kuba: no-fuss Cuban cuisine; a Richmond staple
  • Village Cafe: standard American dive-bar with some great breakfast options
  • Bottoms Up Pizza: the biggest slices you can imagine
  • Proper Pie Company: sweet and savory hand pies

Sights

Having RLX at the end of May means lots of sun and things to do outside! Check out some of the best:

  • Belle Isle: an island in the James River perfect for hiking, swimming, and sunbathing
  • Browns Island: breathtaking views of downtown Richmond and class IV rapids; be sure to take a stroll across the new Potterfield Memorial Pedestrian Bridge
  • Canal Walk: check out some of the best urban murals on the East Coast
  • Hollywood Cemetery: take a walk and explore the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents
  • Maymont Park: wander through the popular Japanese and Italian gardens, tour the historic Dooley mansion, or go to the petting zoo!
  • Carytown: popular area for shopping with lots of restaurants and cafes
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: great collections, plus an awesome sculpture garden. FREE ADMISSION.