The Heart of RVA Art

The main corridor through downtown has so many galleries that on the First Friday of every month, they open the doors, crank up the music and have a giant block party. High-end fashion is here, with vintage shops like Rosewood Clothing Co., the headquarters for Round Two vintage sportswear and menswear (its other location is in LA on Melrose), Rider Boot Shop (with their own boot and shoe brand), Ledbury luxe menswear and the boho-cool Mod&Soul. Check out the Quirk Hotel, either to stay or for a nightcap on the rooftop bar; the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU; Charm School for a scoop of ice cream; The National, a great venue for national-touring concerts.