Richmond is a unique blend of traditional Southern gentry meets an explosion of alternative/ progressive nonconformity. There is nowhere in this country with such striking differences in subculture and community. I believe Richmond is the birthplace of the "hipster". Growing up...more
A charming outdoor gathering spot which hosts many productions from theater to ballet to acoustic Beatles performances. Get there early for a good parking spot! The best spot for Fireworks on July 4th! http://www.richmondgov.com/content/Parks/programmingDogwoodDell.aspx...more
Acacia is a lovely restaurant in Carytown. Acacia's Chef Dale Reitzer was semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic in 2010, 2011, and again in 2012. Affordable prix fixe menu and wine with a wonderful dining experience to match....more
One of the best restaurants in Richmond. Awesome fried oysters (well, fried everything), the portions are highly generous (Southern style) and the atmosphere is lovely. Get the bananas foster for dessert!
I knew Jay Ipson, the Holocaust survivor who inspired this unbelievable museum. He went to the synagogue I attended as a child. I remember listening to his story and feeling tremendously moved. The Virginia Holocaust Museum has a very personal approach, and is appropriate for older children to...more
Some of my favorite childhood moments were at the 100-acre Maymont Park. The gardens are beautiful and perfect for a picnic. Enjoy a tour of the mansion from the 1800's. Wonderful petting zoo for the kids and zoo (monkeys, bears, birds, etc) for everyone to enjoy!...more