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Carytown, Richmond

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Touted as "a mile of style," Carytown melds eclectic dining, shopping, and independent specialty shops. Voted the "Best Shopping Neighborhood in Virginia," the area's more than 300 businesses are locally owned and unique to this location, featuring fashion, health and beauty, home décor, and more. You'll also discover local landmarks here, like Cary Court, the oldest outdoor shopping center on the East Coast, and the Byrd Theater, in operation since 1928. Work out when and for how long to visit Carytown and other Richmond attractions using our handy Richmond trip generator.
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Richmond boasts a wide array of accommodations, including inns and national chain hotels. Those who want to take full advantage of the city's rich historical heritage should consider staying in the Northside area, home to a number of historic districts, or near the Boulevard, where you can find most of the city's museums. There are a number of apartment vacation rentals available in residential areas of the city; neighborhoods close to Virginia Commonwealth University are generally a safe bet for those wanting to take advantage of lively eateries, quirky stores, and bars.
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  • Carytown is a quaint and awesome shopping mecca. Great little shops with extremely unusual things to buy. One of my favorite shop is Anthill Antiques. Jewelry galore at great prices. Super nice mother...  more »
  • Some people love to go there but not me. Too congested for my enjoyment. Find the restaurants over priced and not that good. Younger people love the atmosphere but there are other shopping areas I fin...  more »
  • Carytown is a progressive part of Richmond. The area has lots of attractions with food, shopping, and many local artist. Carytown has many local artist and musicians with festivals of all kinds during...  more »