A Colorful Stretch of Local Shops and Resturants
Carytown is a little stretch of storefronts and restaurants that has grown into a central hotspot for all ages and types of people. Over the years, the area has become a part of Richmond’s history as well as a fun tourist attraction. It’s a destination that people can easily visit by way of foot, bicycle, or car.
As you make your way down the street, you notice the colorful buildings—each business has its own personality and vibe. With street musicians, flower booths, and clothing vendors, there is a pleasant surprise on every corner. Carytown’s Watermelon Festival has been a special event for the past twenty-nine years; nothing beats a bowl of cool, refreshing watermelon on a warm Virginia summer day.
The Byrd Theatre is an oldie but goodie. The movie theater takes you back in time with sticky floors and small seats, yet you’re always guaranteed an entertaining experience. If you’re looking for a good dose of Richmond culture, people watching, and window shopping, take a stroll through Carytown and soak in the spirit of Richmond.
– Cate Kendig, 32 year resident of Richmond