Richmond for Families
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos , AFAR Local Expert
Spend some time in Richmond and see Southern Culture flourishing alongside East coast style. Tradition gets a hip makeover as the city continues to both embrace its roots and find its place on the National scene. It’s a weird mix, but somehow Richmond makes it work.
2600 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Richmond, Virginia has long been associated as a gritty city with a Civil War legacy that placed it at the heart of the Old Confederacy. But with the influence of Virginia Commonwealth’s top-notch art school, the city has emerged over the past 20...
1621 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
There are so many different aspects to truly experiencing a place. Sometimes, what a city sounds like can get forgotten. This isn't an issue in Richmond. 97.3 WRIR (on the FM dial) is an independent station run out of the city. It hosts talk radio...
1213 Summit Ave, Richmond, VA 23230, USA
Ok, so they serve dinner and brunch too, but as the name if the restaurant is Lunch, it's fitting that it's my favorite meal there. The place is cozy, like a neighborhood diner, and the food is a perfect example of standard fare done well. Really...
1217 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
A delightful cafe in Shockoe Bottom area of Richmond, Urban Farmhouse serves up a short but impressive menu of local/seasonal sandwiches, salads, and plates. The relaxed atmosphere is just that of an urban farmhouse, with a cool breeze when the...
Canal Walk, Richmond, VA, USA
The Canal Walk follows the path of the James River, in downtown Richmond. Enjoy great views of both the river and the city, historical sites, and giant art murals. Or opt to take a boat tour and experience it all while floating down the James.
116 S Addison St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Formerly a gas station, Lamplighter serves up fantastic roasted coffee, tea, and meals. Witha specialty in vegetarian and vegan foods, the line is always out the door. The place attracts artists, students, writers, entrepreneurs, and hipsters...
200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Incredible! The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a world-class museum in the heart of the city. What is fantastic is the variety of galleries. You can explore ancient Egyptian, modern, French Classical, Indian, photography, African, and everything...
4305 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
Agecroft was an English estate that existed in the time of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth. In the 20s, the estate was in trouble and the entire house was moved brick by brick to Richmond. The tour of the house is really interesting, and the...
1000 Bank St, Richmond, VA 23218, USA
Gorgeously pristine white, the Virginia Capitol is a special state capitol worthy of a visit. Tours are free every hour, given by Virginia enthusiasts. You will also see where many scenes from the recent Lincoln movie were filmed.
218 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
LIFT Coffee Shop & Cafe offers locally roasted, organic, fair trade coffees in a warm and inviting atmosphere in the heart of the Art District. They're also involved in the arts community, with the work of local artists displayed on the walls....
416 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
This city is a new destination for food pilgrims. At Pasture (shown above), nibble from small plates of creamy pimento cheese on Ritz crackers; at the Roosevelt, try the rutabaga gratin with peanut sauce; then pick up some Rappahannock River...
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