Carytown in Richmond, Virginia

Spend the day: The best things to do in Carytown

Nestled just 25 minutes from Chesterfield County, Virginia, is the colorful Carytown district of Richmond. It’s no wonder why the area is a favorite of locals and tourists, alike. From small children to active adults, there’s always something new to experience. Here are our recommendations of the best things to do in Carytown if you’re looking to spend the day!

Can Can Brasserie in Carytown
Can Can Brasserie

Indulge in Brunch at Can Can Brasserie

First, Can Can Brasserie is the perfect way to start your day in Carytown. This French eatery offers a delicious Sunday brunch menu featuring quiche, crépes and sparkling bloody Marys. Don’t forget to make reservations or arrive early to this popular spot. If you’re looking for a quick bite, try grabbing a pastry at Minglewood Bake Shop.


World of Mirth in Carytown
World of Mirth

Go shopping, shopping, shopping

Next, stop by any one of the many adorable shops that line Carytown’s historic streets. Mamie’s Apothecary is a great spot for wellness gifts and goodies. World of Mirth has a wide selection of funky toys and books. And Pop of Confetti sells whimsical jewelry, gifts, and art made by local female artisans. And there are many, many more!


The South Bronx Club at Coppola's Deli
The South Bronx Club at Coppola’s Deli

Grab a sandwich at Coppola’s Deli

You’re sure to work up an appetite after all of that shopping. Luckily, Coppola’s Deli is the perfect old-school spot to find deli favorites of all kinds. Try their classic meatball sub, South Bronx Club or the Industrial—a traditional Italian hero. Craving burgers? You can’t go wrong at Citizen Burger Bar.


The Byrd Theater
The Byrd Theater

Catch a show at the Byrd Theater

Known as Richmond’s Grand Movie Palace, there’s always something fun going on at the Byrd Theater! From big screen classics to family favorites, it’s no wonder this theater has been a Carytown staple for over 90 years. In addition, you can even rent out this historic theater for a private screening.


Carytown Cupcakes
Carytown Cupcakes

Finish with dessert at Carytown Cupcakes

Carytown Cupcakes bakes all kinds of creative flavors daily. Right now, they’re serving up Raspberry Tiramisu, Oreo Peanut Butter, and Funfetti. However, there are always new flavors to try! In addition, they offer gluten-free and vegan options so everyone can end the day with something sweet.

Two active adults laughing and eating ice cream

Enjoy the best things to do in Carytown whenever you’d like

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