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Carytown

3166 W Cary St, Richmond, VA
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Ranked #17 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Hiking, Shopping
Description: Section of Richmond that is great for walking, shopping or touring museums and galleries.
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed walking down West Cary Street, interesting shops and plenty of places to eat. Needed more time, this could be an all day outing.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
49 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The area boosts some of best shops and restaurants. Each spot has it's own charm and character. Beware, parking is tough and prices are high in most shops and restaurants.

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Tequesta
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Carytown offers restaurants cafes, bookstores, boutiques, espresso shops and bars. It's a great place to go for lunch, for dinner, for coffee, and for shopping. It's strollable, too. The only dilemma is parking, which we found to be crowded. On the plus side, you can park just about anywhere along the street and there will be good things to see... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
62 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a nice place to go on a nice sunny day, there are lots of shops, cafe's restaurants ,thrift shops..you name it its there..great place to people watch , a good restaurant I would recommend is called "The Daily"...well located in the heart of carytown...

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Since moving from Richmond in 1994, I've been back many times but never coinciding with the Carytown Watermelon Festival. What a treat! Originally a sidewalk sale with musicians set up in front of store windows, the festival has grown to take over all of Cary Street from Thompson to Boulevard, with vendors in the street and musical acts set up... More

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Lithuania/VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's an area for those who like shopping, and taking some rest in one of the cafes or restaurants before continuing to explore shops. I spent one afternoon checking out places but I am not a big shopping (I mean buying) fan so wasn't overly excited. Shops are beautiful but prices were too high for my budget.

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

stop in and see Urban Interiors, you are also very close to the Virginia House and Ashcroft house, two tudor homes that were transported here prior to the Depression, one for touring one is not.

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Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
67 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Carytown is where I came to spend the evening with a friend who lives in Richmond. He's been here several times and eat a several restaurants here. This is a place where you come to walk, shop and eat. It's really a touristy part of the town where many locals come here too. Some of the places and shops have... More

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N. Chesterfield Va
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Cary town is a small unique slice of Richmond with unique one of a kind shops and restaurants reminiscent of the small mom and pop shops of Europe. It's not your cookie cutter mall with chain stores. Here you'll find shops specializing in antiques of all sizes and prices, clothing, new and vintage, flowers, cut, dried arranged and rearranged, teas... More

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Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited Carytown on our last day in Richmond. It is fun and there are a lot of small shops there to explore. There are also brew pubs and eateries to try. It is calm and a nice way to spend time and not feel rushed. I was even able to find my daughter a toy sloth. My daughter is... More

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