Carytown
About
Section of Richmond that is great for walking, shopping or touring museums and galleries.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience Carytown and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,170 reviews
Excellent
662
Very good
379
Average
103
Poor
17
Terrible
9

Matt P
Gainesville, VA1,341 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I don't like shopping so maybe for a shopper this is a better time but for me I just didn't get it. It was weird collection of stores. It was fun to walk around until a ton of others show up and it was hard to walk on the sidewalks. Parking can be a ton and of course you have to pay.
Written 28 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jenny S
Stafford, VA42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
From the moment we parked to explore this area, we were immediately swept up in a whirlwind of color, charm, and charisma. This isn't just a shopping destination; it's an experience that satisfies all the senses!
With a delightful blend of old and new, the cozy exoticness is a mix that somehow works in perfect harmony, creating a stroll that is captivating and inviting.
Each shop has its distinct character and charm, with friendly owners eager to share their wares and stories. This doesn't feel like customer service, but more like valued guests. Street performers entertain, food stalls and establishments invite you in with delicious smells. We enjoyed every second of our time in Careytown and can't wait to visit again!
Written 15 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BlueTravels
Jacksonville, FL439 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Eclectic shopping area with good variety of shops and restaurants. Street life was in full swing on an October Saturday despite Covid concerns. There were more people on the street than actually in the eating and shopping places.
Written 9 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sienna Kennedy
Richmond, VA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Such a fun, quirky and eclectic group of shops and restaurants. The buildings are fun and colorful, cool vibe in a busy concrete jungle of a city. There's a neat second hand clothing store, yummy food, coffees and beers. There's an ice cream/frozen yogurt place I go sometimes. Love it. I'm a regular.
Written 9 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

757coastalVirginia
Virginia Beach, VA3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
The excellent variety of shops and restaurants made the visit to Richmond enjoyable. Carytown lost points with all the dog poop left on the sidewalks that had to be dodged. My wife is blind, and I was guiding her around others’ thoughtless mess so we didn’t track it in stores, shops, and my car. We went further to E. Grace street to find the same in the plant beds next to parking spots. Richmond is turning out to be quite disgusting.
Written 3 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

bythetracks
springfiled, il, United States19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
THIs largely residential enclave is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. The shops there are largely privately owned. There’s a number of cafes and restaurants to check out too. Don’t miss the bakeries. Several are terrific!
Written 9 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Allan A
143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A one-mile strip of shops and cafes and restaurants SO reminiscent of Berkeley CA. A man playing a digereedoo on the street. Diverse and happy crowd strolling along. Deserved more time than we gave it.
Written 23 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Aurelia
Beverly, MA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We had a nice stroll in this fun neighborhood. Enjoyed a delicious sampling of crepes and mimosas at Les Crepes. Eclectic and funky shops to explore. We'll go back to check out the nightlfe...Id like to experience the place after the sun goes down!
Written 4 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kathy P.
Norfolk, VA147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Spent some time wandering around Carytown. Cute little shops and restaurants. Would come again as the shops were fun to browse.
Written 30 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

urbanguy
Richmond, VA5,010 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
In the City of Richmond, West Cary Street, from the Boulevard (2800) to Thompson Street (3600) is only about eight blocks long (just less than a mile). But, there, you will find the best shopping to be had in the Richmond area. The Carytown Merchants Association (www.carytownrva.com) also includes the parallel street, Ellwood Avenue, and eight intersecting north-south streets to be included in "Carytown."

There are over 300 shops, restaurants, and business offices in Carytown. What makes Carytown different (I would say unique) from all the malls and strip malls is that most of the shops are one-of-a-kind and chain restaurants are the exception rather than the rule.

There is plenty of free parking on the street and in nearby decks and lots. Two well attended events in Carytown are the Watermelon Festival in August and the Craft Beer Festival in June. Free horse and carriage rides were available during three recent weekends. Carytown is also home to the Byrd Theater, a 1920s "movie palace," with $1.99 tickets.

If you're coming to Richmond for the first time, I would start my shopping in Carytown and, then, maybe, end up at the malls.
Written 26 December 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,143
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Carytown - All You MUST Know Before You Go (2024)

All Richmond HotelsRichmond Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Richmond
All things to do in Richmond
Amusement Parks in Richmond
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars