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Address: 3166 W Cary St, Richmond, VA
Activities: Hiking, Shopping
Description: Section of Richmond that is great for walking, shopping or touring museums...
Section of Richmond that is great for walking, shopping or touring museums and galleries.
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$50*
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The Carytown Food and History Tour
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$30*
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The Carytown Sweets Tour

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Need something to do and something to eat?

Unique shops. Nice place to walk and talk. Great food options. syreet musicians. Great places to shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Unique shops. Nice place to walk and talk. Great food options. syreet musicians. Great places to shop.

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Thomasville, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This area is my favorite in Richmond. The area is very easy to navigate and public parking is available off the main drag. There is a variety of unique restaurants, one of a kind shops and street vendors on the weekend.

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Yorktown, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved walking and shopping on Cary especially at House of Mirth. There were several vintage clothing stores, ice cream shops, restaurants and nice houses on the side streets. Reasonable waling distance from the art museum where we parked.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a nice long stretch of stores of all types. Plenty of restaurants, crafts, clothes and a variety of others. There is a delicious chocolate store and hand made items. The parking is a bit of a challenge and at lunch the restaurants are very busy. The stores are a bit pricey. It is a nice way to spend... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

all kinds of small shops great place to walk around and shop! great places to eat a snack or a sit down and enjoy meal

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

eclectic shops, awesome restaurants and 1.99 movies at the historic Byrd Theater. I could spend hours shopping, eating and enjoying the city. I unfortunately do not live in Richmond right now, but try to come back as much as I can. I suggest to anyone to explore this gem..

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Chicago, Illinois
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This area was great for just walking. The views are nice and there are some good restaurants in the area. * Please note that my visit was in March of 2011. I wasn't given the option to choose older dates .

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Carytown is a gem of a place in the near west end of Richmond with many shops and a lot of history. Cary Street is one-way and can be a challenge to maneuver. There is tight parking on Cary Street and there is side street parking and a Carytown parking deck. If you visit Richmond, Carytown is a shopping location... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a good-for-a-change shopping area west of the Richmond Downtown. Its close proximity to Arts Museum, etc makes it must interesting visit. The farmers market near 7-eleven is interesting too with lot of shops setup with food and other stuff. Parking is plenty so feel free to visit any time of day.

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Cute little neighborhood with a restored and operating historic movie theater, quaint little shops, and a variety of restaurants. My favorite is the Thai restaurant on the corner. Weather permitting, thy the outside seating. Carytown is a mixture of historic, hippie and yuppie. Well actually it is Carytown, if you must pin a label on it. Once you spend some... More 

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Address: 3166 W Cary St, Richmond, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond

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