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Address: 3166 W Cary St, Richmond, VA
Activities: Shopping, Hiking
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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Excellent shopping

A street lined with quaint lityle as hops and boutiques. Ice cream, candy, restaurants, and all within walking distance of each other.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A street lined with quaint lityle as hops and boutiques. Ice cream, candy, restaurants, and all within walking distance of each other.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Tons of little eateries, vintage clothing shops, boutiques, out of the ordinary shops, and trendy areas. The mile long one way street has lots to seek out, visit and take in. Whether you want high end clothing, a hair cut, a bistro to eat at, or just want to take in eclectic Carytown - is worth a visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

You're really missing out if you don't visit Carytown while you're in Richmond. It's full of great shops and restaurants. What I liked most was it had a "hipster" vibe with how cool and eclectic all of the stores were (I didn't see a chain restaurant while I was there) but it's very family oriented and friendly.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Carytown is the eclectic part of *The Fan* in Richmond. Very upscale shops and restaurants as well as very artsy and niche type shops for all walks of life. There are yoga studios, spas, stories dedicated to gaming, for the love of chocolate, a few different bars and lounges and the crown jewel of Carytown The Byrd Theater. Which has... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Carytown is what a good, old-fashioned, newfangled shopping area should be. Lots of quirky shops and local eateries with people walking up and down sidewalks enjoying themselves. A real place -- not a manufactured quasi-downtown. Very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours exploring and dining.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Street people were a little aggressive. It reminded me of New Orleans a week after Mardi Gras. This is an up and coming area so it is a neighborhood in transition. Lots of rentals, probably driven by the University of Richmond and VCU. At night it is best to stick to Cary Street and South Blvd. Some of the streets... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a great area for walking, shopping and eating. Memories of a Sunday afternoon walk with mom and dad. There is this little ice cream place called Bev's Ice Cream in Carytown that is worth the stop if you get the chance. Also check out Water Coastal Kitchen with great service and great food. http://www.watercoastalkitchen.com/

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

So many little restaurants and great shops. Definitely want to spend a lot of time there if you're in town. Just be prepared for a lot of traffic and time to find a place to park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A fun diversion, this district dances to it's own drummer. The gorgeous BYRD theatre is a huge drawcard. My favourite store was Luxor Antiques which has anything and everything you could image from the past. I could have happily spent hours in there just browsing and reminiscing. Chop Suey book store and Mongrel were also great finds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Carytown is a fun little area chock full of cute little shops and great eateries. We had a fun afternoon strolling the street, shopping and eating. Don't miss Bev's ice cream shop and Can Can. Give yourself at least 2 hours so you don't miss anything!

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