Richmond Specialty Shopping Tour, Richmond

The historic district of Carytown is Richmond’s premier shopping area. Here you can find many different high-quality specialty shops as well as top restaurants. Take our Carytown Shopping Tour to find the best shopping spots in this part of town.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Richmond Specialty Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Richmond Specialty Shopping Tour
Guide Location: USA » Richmond (See other walking tours in Richmond)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Author: damon
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CaryTown Teas

1) CaryTown Teas

CaryTown Teas is one of the best shops in the city for specialty teas. The store offers a rich diversity of top quality tea blends from all over the world, including some custom made blends with medicinal properties.

Operation hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 10 am – 7 pm; Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 6pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm
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Old World Accents

2) Old World Accents

Old World Accents is a fun store where it’s always holiday time. This Christmas specialty shop sells nutcrackers, holiday ornaments, lights and much more. All featured merchandise is of premium quality stock from famous Polish, Italian and German makers.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm
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Ten Thousand Villages

3) Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages is a top destination for unique handmade items, including gifts, art, jewelry, home decor and much more. The abundance of exceptional handcrafted merchandise here is friendly to the environment too, with artisans encouraged to use eco-friendly materials and manufacturing processes.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
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W. Hirsch Oriental Rugs

4) W. Hirsch Oriental Rugs

W. Hirsch Oriental Rugs has been the favorite location in the city for premier quality rugs since the store opened its doors back in 1977. Here you can browse a huge selection of handmade carpets and rugs from all over the world. The store also offers its customers a variety of home furnishing products.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm
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Jeweler's Services, Inc.

5) Jeweler's Services, Inc.

Jeweler's Services, Inc. has been one Richmond’s premier jewelry stores for more than 25 years. As well as offering many great pieces for sale, this high-quality store also specializes in repairs and jewelry design.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
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Bygones Vintage Clothing

6) Bygones Vintage Clothing

Founded in 1979, Bygones Vintage Clothing is Richmond’s shopping destination for vintage clothing. Here you will find a huge selection of top quality clothes and jewelry from the 1900s to the 1970s, encompassing many impressive fashions and styles from decades past.

Operation hours: Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm; Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

Walking Tours in Richmond, Virginia

Create Your Own Walk in Richmond

Create Your Own Walk in Richmond

Creating your own self-guided walk in Richmond is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Richmond Cultural Tour

Richmond Cultural Tour

Richmond is famous for its many architectural and historical landmarks, but it is also a vibrant center for the arts. Take our Cultural Tour to discover the wide variety of theaters, opera houses and other cultural venues that make up the Richmond arts landscape.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Richmond Places of Worship Tour Part 2

Richmond Places of Worship Tour Part 2

Due to its past as an English colony, Richmond has a number of notable Anglican and Episcopal churches dotted around the city. Take our two-part tour to discover these beautiful buildings as well as many other places of worship in Richmond.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Richmond Museums Tour

Richmond Museums Tour

Richmond is one of the best places in the state of Virginia to find fascinating museums. The Science Museum of Virginia is based here, as well as the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of the Confederacy. Take this tour to learn all about the history of the city and see some excellent exhibitions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.2 km
Richmond Art Galleries Tour Part 1

Richmond Art Galleries Tour Part 1

Richmond is one of best cities in this part of the United States for art, with a large number of quality galleries in the city. You can see fascinating artworks by nationally and internationally famous artists here, as well as browse paintings for purchase at commercial galleries. Take our two-part tour to see the best art galleries in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Richmond Art Galleries Tour Part 2

Richmond Art Galleries Tour Part 2

Richmond is one of best cities in this part of the United States for art, with a large number of quality galleries in the city. You can see fascinating artworks by nationally and internationally famous artists here, as well as browse paintings for purchase at commercial galleries. Take our two-part tour to see the best art galleries in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Richmond Places of Worship Tour Part 1

Richmond Places of Worship Tour Part 1

Due to its past as an English colony, Richmond has a number of notable Anglican and Episcopal churches dotted around the city. Take our two-part tour to discover these beautiful buildings as well as many other places of worship in the city of Richmond.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Richmond for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Richmond has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Richmond, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.