If you follow me on Instagram, you know I recently went on a trip to Richmond, Virginia. It was a fun, relaxing trip filled with good food, and quality time.💕
I stayed at two different Airbnbs but this one was my favorite! The design was beautiful, and it felt like a home away from home.🏠
To give you a quick rundown, here are the restaurants I tried😋:
- Hot Chick: A Fried Chicken Joint – basically just like their namesake
- Lucy’s – a cute brunch spot
- Gelati Celesti – a great ice cream spot
- Mama J’s Kitchen – their fried catfish earned a thumbs up from M
- Salt & Forge – hipster and kind of overpriced sandwiches
- Tasty Crab – for the crab lovers
- Tenka Ramen – not a place I would recommend ramen enthusiasts to be honest
- Hai Duong – Delicious!
Richmond has a lovely food scene with a mix of everything. I came back full and happy.☺️
It was mostly a staycation/eating sort of vacay for me, but I did manage to explore some parts of the city.
The Canal Walk 🌉
If you are looking for a river walk like San Antonio, TX you will be disappointed. The walk seemed to have a lot of construction going on, smelled pretty terrible, and looked a tad bleak. Not to mention the pathways don’t offer too much shade so the heat didn’t make the walk a fun experience either. The only spot that turned out interesting were the few murals we saw along the way.
A gem! It’s huge and free of admission although they do encourage a donation to the park to support it. This is a lovely place to have a scenic walk. There are animals such as cows, horses, goats, etc. that may be outdoors (depending on the weather) and other exhibits throughout the area. I recommend going through the Japanese garden and visiting the mansion for their ground floor exhibit.
If you like Vietnamese cuisine, then I recommend going to Eden Center in Falls Church, Virginia. This is a shopping plaza filled with supermarkets, restaurants, and bakeries. This isn’t somewhere to spend a whole day at, but it is a great spot to stop by if you get a chance.
Overall, this trip was a lovely trip that concluded summer for me. <3 Have you visited Richmond before? When’s the last time you travelled?