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Carytown

Address: 3166 W Cary St, Richmond, VA
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Ranked #14 of 87 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Shopping
Owner description: Section of Richmond that is great for walking, shopping or touring museums and galleries.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Shopping
Owner description: Section of Richmond that is great for walking, shopping or touring museums and galleries.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Lots of quirky and unusual places in a really nice downtown area. Lots of eating places from deli's to burgers, to any thing else. Even went into an antiques store that had a really cool vibe.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed carytown very much. It had many places to eat and shop. My favorite restaurant was The Bakers Crust and I enjoyed the chocolate shop!!!

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Virginia, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Carytown encompasses a few blocks of Cary Street, and is a provides a wide variety of boutique, restaurants, and Richmond's classic movie theater, the Byrd. Why is it special? Most of the shops and restaurants are locally owned and operated so it's the perfect break from malls which are similar coast to coast. The crowd is a splendid mix of... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Not a bad job at retaining and restoring lots of nice old small buildings and restarting a lively commercial strip. Nothing to take your breath away, but pleasant and interesting.

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Pocasset, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Spent just a little time here. Unique shops and fun restaurants. Would like to spend more time here in the future

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Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A variety of shops & restaurants provided an interesting supply of entertainment. The area was clean and family & pet friendly.

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My hubby and I explored this area on a rainy day. There are plenty of interesting shops that break from the norm and the food along the streets smelled amazing.

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Richmond, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

In the City of Richmond, West Cary Street, from the Boulevard (2800) to Thompson Street (3600) is only about eight blocks long (just less than a mile). But, there, you will find the best shopping to be had in the Richmond area. The Carytown Merchants Association (www.carytownrva.com) also includes the parallel street, Ellwood Avenue, and eight intersecting north-south streets to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Carytown is like none other, a neighborhood with diverse restaurants and shops, weekend markets and holiday festivals. A place where art is born and sold, pets are saved, vinyl bought, running shoes trickling from a specialized store, carpets to tread on, pianos to play, toys for tots, treats for teens, adult beverages galore. There is something for everyone here, a... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

So many shops and restaurants of to cover all preferences! You can spend an entire day just browsing Carytown and maybe even having to come back another day. Walking in Carytown is very interesting and enjoyable especially on a beautiful sunny day!

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