Spend an afternoon shopping and people watching around the hip and vibrant Carytown neighborhood in west Richmond. The nine-block shopping area sits just south of the Museum District, only a couple blocks from the Museum of Fine Arts. Carytown boasts more the 250 shops, with everything from big name clothing stores to local boutiques and craft shops. You’ll find dozens of restaurants, cafés and bakeries, so there are plenty of choices when it’s time for a lunch break. Carytown is also home to the Byrd Theatre, a national historic landmark that is still in daily operation. Stop in to catch second-run movies for only $2.
Carytown is a neighborhood in west Richmond, near the Museum and Fan Districts. It’s bordered by VA-195 to the south and west, Ellwood Ave. and S. Boulevard to the north and east, respectively. You can park on the street or find free lots at either Crenshaw and Dooley or Sheppard and Colonial.