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Address: 12th and Main St, Richmond, VA 23220
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Cute historic area

Nice restaurant district with historic buildings and cobblestone streets. Only a few blocks from Capitol. Nice Irish bar, newish Mexican restaurant (Mijas) that had excellent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sheryl B
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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665 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant district with historic buildings and cobblestone streets. Only a few blocks from Capitol. Nice Irish bar, newish Mexican restaurant (Mijas) that had excellent Queso Fundido, and the Tobacco Warehouse with a great atrium. Only a few blocks to canal walk, so easy to walk to Shocktoe from Belle Island.

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Thank Sheryl B
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111 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Not a large area to explore but offers an opportunity to see Richmond's old warehouse near the James River, Unique shops and restaurants to explore.

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Thank Henry R
Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A great place to put in your itinerary for your visit to this part of Richmond. Really enjoyed the views... Richmond is very deep in their history..

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Thank Roger P
Merida, Mexico
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100 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

lots of interest here. Historical trails and markers. Interesting sites, amazing architecture. Fun foodie places, great beer joints, museums, etc. Lots of things happening, and things to see and do.

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Thank Debi K
Northern Virginia
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59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We spent the night in Shock Slip at the fabulous Berkeley Hotel. Hoping to get a nice dinner and window shop we took a walk around, but the area at night is very empty and a little creepy! Restaurants were mostly empty and everything else was closed. Busiest restaurant was Buffalo Wild Wings (sad commentary!) Just past BWW there was... More 

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Thank Danegirl100
Fort Pierce, Florida
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195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The waterfront area is known as Shockoe, from an Indian word. Slip is associated with this area because the boats came here. It has a lot of buildings with architecture to be admired and a lot of history.

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Thank Felicia B
Boca Raton, Florida
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452 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Start of the Richmond Renaissance, now one of many older areas which have undergone re-hab. More in Process. Shops, restaurants, residences, galleries... etc. etc. Fun to walk through.

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Thank Marvin G
New York City, New York
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332 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you're expecting scenery like San Antonio's Riverwalk, forget it. This is a neighborhood with some cobblestone streets and charming old buildings with restaurants that cater to the Financial District next door. But the canal area itself is not very scenic.

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Thank Bagan
Richmond, Virginia
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962 reviews
284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a fun place to go if you want to walk from restaurant to restaurant or a pub or gift shops, as there is a bit of everything in this area.Ladies wear comfy shoes as the streets are cobbled and if you plan on doing a lot of walking you don't need to break a leg..literally .! The tobacco... More 

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Thank Bornabrit
Midlothian, Virginia
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516 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Shockoe (flat rocks) is a wonderful area in Richmond to do a walking tour...see the islands, maybe herons in a rookery and find good places to eat and do canal boat tour......FUN

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