THE BROAD STREET ARTS DISTRICT
Downtown’s fine arts, fashion and cultural coolness zone
The main corridor through downtown Richmond 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 only-in-RVA shops like Verdalina, Jolene, the Charged Up Flagship Store 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; and The National, a great venue for national-touring concerts.