5 Things to Do in Richmond, Virginia This Summer

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Lindsay

Richmond, Virginia is an amazing city with a surprising amount of culture and vibrancy. Here are the highlights of our recent day trip to Richmond and some suggestions on how you can enjoy the city this summer.



5 THINGS TO DO IN RICHMOND, VA




#01. SEE THE STREET ART

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Sanctioned street art is a huge part of the appeal in Richmond. You can find art all over the city in any place there is an open wall. I have a few example photos below but you check out a full photo set in this post here.

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#02. VISIT THE SHOPS & RESTAURANTS IN CARYTOWN

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There are plenty of lovely restaurants and cute shops to choose from in Carytown – a must-visit area of Downtown Richmond.

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Love, love, love this adorable used book store Chop Suey. A super welcoming environment, opening it’s doors and inviting you to flip through a book.

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World of Mirth is an awesome toy store for kids of ALL ages.

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I considered buying both that badass mirror and the Twin Peaks print. I mean come on.

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#03. STROLL ALONG THE CANAL

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One of downtown’s biggest tourist draws is the beautiful canal walk. It’s a little over a mile long and runs through the city. It’s always open and also connects to one of Richmond’s many bike trails. If cycling isn’t your style, you can also hop on a quick boat tour.

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#02. GET AN ICED COFFEE AT URBAN FARMHOUSE

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If you need some coffee (obviously you do) but want to beat the heat, head over to Urban Farmhouse. Check out this delicious drink list!

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I got a coffee Farmfrost that was super yummy and surprisingly light.

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You can even pick up a treat for your pooch!

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#05. GET A SUGAR SHACK DONUT

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Last but not least, don’t forget to grab a donut while you’re in town. Might I suggest the fantastic Sugar Shack Donuts? This place is consistently ranked as one of America’s BEST donut shops and it’s really not hard to taste why. Do yourself a favor and eat one. (See more of our profile on Sugar Shack here.)

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Have you ever been to Richmond?
Where are your favorite place to go?
Make sure to comment with your own recommendations!

& click here for more trip recap posts !



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20 Comments

  • Polly July 17, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Yes! Richmond has gotten so cool in recent years! As a VA native (further north), I’m always excited to read about how people are falling in love with the capital!

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    • Lindsay July 18, 2016 at 11:54 am

      I loved it! I fell for it pretty quickly & can’t wait to go back.

      Thanks for reading!

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  • Caitlin July 18, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Awesome post! Love all the photos of the street art! If you’d ever like to contribute to my blog, I love hearing about local favorite places and things to do! (www.trustthelocals.com).

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  • Nataliya July 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I visited Richmond about 6 years ago since a friend lives nearby, and I don’t remember us doing nearly as many cool things as you suggest here! That canal walk and historic boat tour seem very fun. And omg, so many cute shops!!

    Thank you for all the recommendations!

    xo
    N
    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

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    • Lindsay July 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      No problem! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  • Aimee July 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Richmond, VA wasn’t even on my radar of places that I should visit, but now it is! It’s just a little less than 8 hours away (I already checked…) so I may have to add it to the sooner rather than later list of places to go. 🙂 Will follow on insta to stay in touch. <3

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    • Lindsay July 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Absolutely!

      & Gimme a shout out on Insta & I’ll follow you back!

      Reply
  • Van @ Snow in Tromso July 20, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Street art, canals and amazing food? Seems like my kind of town! 😉

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    • Lindsay July 21, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Be sure to add it to your list!

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  • Lolo July 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Boy I never realized how unique Richmond, Virginia is! Looks pretty cool! #WednesdayWanderlust

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    • Lindsay July 21, 2016 at 9:22 am

      I was completely won over by the city! I can’t wait to go back.

      Thanks for reading

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  • Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders July 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    All of the street art in Richmond looks so pretty and would be the perfect excuse for me to visit! Those donuts look so amazing as well, and now I’m craving a dessert of some sort 🙂

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    • Lindsay July 21, 2016 at 9:15 am

      My goal is to have a donut from all 50 states but it’s tough when I just want to keep going back to Richmond!

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  • Isabel July 21, 2016 at 3:40 am

    I have been craving donuts so much lately! We dont have them here in Slovenia. Great suggestions though! I love street art and exploring the restaurant scene!

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    • Lindsay July 21, 2016 at 9:16 am

      So far in my travels I’ve realized that donuts is one thing America has going for it!

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  • Ahila July 21, 2016 at 5:36 am

    The doughnuts do look yummy. Thanks for sharing your top picks of things to do in Richmond at #WanderfulWednesday

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    • Lindsay July 21, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by to check it out

      Reply
  • Lauren July 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    I had no idea that Richmond was so abundant in street art! Looks like there are some real beauts! And those doggie treats are so cute! My pup would love those 😀 Thanks for sharing and linking up!

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  • Esther July 24, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Thank you for the great post, it looks amazing.

    Reply

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