FOREST HILL/SOUTH OF THE JAMES
For nature/beer/food/farmer’s market lovers
Just across the James, Forest Hill is a hotspot for visitors who love food and the outdoors. Every Sunday of the year, the South of the James Farmer’s Market is held at Forest Hill Park. (Come hungry, and with reusable shopping bags.) Check out the Little Nickel, with Filipino, Hawaiian and Mediterranean fusion fare. Hang out at the Veil Brewing Co.’s Southside craft brewery. Grab coffee at Richmond’s own Blanchard’s (our fave: Midnight Oil). And if you’re a kayaker or a hiker, head to the Huguenot Flatwater or the Buttermilk Trail. This whole neighborhood is bordered by an explorable section of the James River.