If you follow me on Instagram (@akeeleywhite), you might have seen that we were in Richmond, Virginia a few weeks back. My best friend and college roommate lives in D.C. so Richmond was the perfect meeting point for us for the weekend. We decided to make it a family trip and Robert and Charlotte came along too, and we had such a great time! I last visited Richmond almost 2 years ago (you can see the post here), so it was really fun to be back and explore some more with some of my favorite people. Here’s what we did:
What to Do:
Shopping in Carytown: This was our first stop after lunch. Carytown is such a fun place with such a mix of restaurants and shops. They had a lot of different vintage shops which was really fun, and we had a great time walking around and exploring. Our favorite store that we stumbled upon was Lou Lou where we found some great pieces of jewelry!
Hardywood Brewing: It is quite the beer scene in Richmond, and we heard really great things about Hardywood Brewing from several friends. This was our next step after Carytown and it was such a fun place! They had two different bars, a really great outdoor space, live music, and a food truck. I had their pilsner which was really refreshing.
Monument Avenue: We didn’t have a lot of time before dinner, so instead of walking down Monument Ave we took a drive instead. It has some of the most gorgeous homes, and of course monuments too.
Where to Eat:
Hardshell: Hardshell is hands down my favorite restaurant in Richmond. A lot of my family lives in New Jersey and whenever making the drive home to North Carolina, my family would always stop at Hardshell in Richmond. They have some of the best seafood that I’ve had, and we decided to go for lunch when we were visiting a couple of weeks ago. I had the crabcake sandwich and salad, and I definitely recommend it.
Max’s on Broad: We went to Max’s on Broad when visiting Richmond last time, and I decided that Robert and Vanessa definitely needed to eat there. They serve Belgian and French inspired food that is out of this world. I had the Waterzooi while Robert and Vanessa had the Steak Frites.
Tarrant’s Cafe: Tarrant’s was recommended to us by a friend, and they had such a great brunch menu! This was our last stop before heading out of town and I’m glad that we opted to have a great brunch instead of breakfast at the hotel.