Things to do in Richmond VA

The Essential Guide to Richmond Travel Guides

I’ve been working on writing our wedding website. Many of our guests are from out of town, so I want to showcase the best of Richmond, Va in our “Things to Do” tab. In my preparation for that, I scoured Pinterest. I’m sharing the best Richmond travel guides I came across – all written by local bloggers. Whether you’re traveling to the RVA, live here, or trying to put together a wedding website, this post is FULL of all things Richmond, Virginia.

Richmond Food & Beverage Guides

Coffee Shops & Cafes

Start your morning in RVA off right with a coffee spot suited to you. From the best chai to tasty treats, Stephanie from She Saw Style rounded up the best coffee shops & cafes in Richmond. Every single one will make you want to visit and sip something delicious.


Whether its breakfast, a snack, or dessert, donuts have you covered. Meagan & Luke from Two Restless Homebodies chat through the 5 best donut spots in Richmond. Talking through the type of donuts, RVA neighborhood and level of crazy flavor makes it easy to decide your plan. Or not. Because I still want them all.


If you’re hankering for a fantastic burger, this list has 5 of my favorites in Richmond. From Texas Toast to stuffed with bacon & gouda to vegetarian/vegan options, there’s something for everyone. Most of these places also have lengthy draft lists too!

Vegan Eats

Check out this guide to the best vegan [and gluten free] food in Richmond from Rachel, aka @alltheradreads on Instagram. She chats through 20 (yes, 20!) restaurants in Richmond, and her favorite vegan menu items at each spot. The cool thing is these restaurants are fantastic Richmond spots whether you’re vegan or not.


Richmond is a well known beer town with brewing roots that go back to colonial times. Samantha & Chris from Boozing Abroad focus on 11 breweries in Scott’s Addition. They chat through their favorite beers, the styles each brewery focuses on, as well as things like patio seating and games. Being all in the same neighborhood, its easy to brewery hop!

Healthy Eats

Trying to keep things healthy? Megan from Sweet Sauce has several spots in Richmond that focus on healthier meals. From a vegetarian restaurant to some local grocery stores for quick bites, if you’re keeping it on the lighter side, this is the list you want.

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Sites to See

Street Art

With VCU ranked consistently as a top art school in the country, Richmond has a buzzing art scene. Savannah from Savvy Dispatches breaks down some of the best street art by neighborhood. She includes a handy map for finding murals or creating a walking tour for yourself.

Photo Spots

Who doesn’t want a few nice photo spots when they’re travelling? Lauren from By Lauren M shared her favorite Instagram spots in Richmond. As a local fashion blogger, she knows the best locations to make your pictures awesome. And many of the photo spots have more than just a pretty background!

Free Things to Do

That’s right. Free. Kristen from Countdown to Friday has a list of 11 free things to do in Richmond that will keep you wandering the city. From museums to scenic walks to monuments there are plenty of cool, free things in Richmond. Some of these are perfect for walking by with your pup too!

What are some of your favorite things to do in Richmond, Va?


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