Welcome to the city that I love and call home! Richmond, the River City, RVA…
Interested in visiting or finding out why you should? Read my posts on all that Richmond, VA has to offer!
Landmarks & Places to Go
Belle Isle & the Buttermilk Trail – Perfect for walking, running, mountain biking or sun bathing on a rock in the summer.
Monument Avenue – Gorgeous homes on a street lined with trees. Grab a coffee from a local cafe and take a stroll as the leaves begin to change in the fall.
VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts) – They have a stellar Friday Happy Hour in their cafe!
Maymont – An old mansion, grounds include a petting zoo, huge gardens and fields perfect for picnicking.
Best Pizza – Belmont Pizzeria
Garland’s Favorite Restaurant – Weezie’s Kitchen
You can read about a lot of my favorite breakfast/brunch spots under “Restaurant Reviews“. Feel free to contact me for a specific recommendation—I could talk Richmond restaurants all day!
Markets, Festivals, etc.
South of the James Farmers Market – Open 8AM-12PM year round in Forrest Hill Park. I love heading here after a morning run to buy breakfast and fresh produce, eggs and meats.
Monument Avenue 10K – One of the largest 10Ks in the US, this event typically falls in early fall (March/April) and gives you the perfect perspective of the city
Broad Appetit Food Festival – Typically at the beginning of June, this festival gives you a taste of nearly every local Richmond restaurant (50+) for only $3 a plate. Go early and come hungry! Here’s my 2014 review.
SEAL Team PT – My favorite way to workout! They also have locations in Charlottesville, Washington DC and Philadelphia.