Activities in Richmond

5 or 10 Barre-Fitness Classes at Range of Motion Fitness, LLC (Up to 61% Off)

Range of Motion Fitness, LLC

Old Town Manchester

Up to 10 students build up strength and stamina in classes that combine elements from yoga, Pilates, and ballet

$75 $29

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Discover Scuba Class for One or Two with Equipment at The Dive Shop (Up to 58% Off)

The Dive Shop

The Shops at Tripps

Sample the joys of underwater weightlessness under the watchful eye of a veteran dive master

$99 $49

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Fly-Casting Lessons from Andrew Stiles Flyfishing Adventures (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Fly Stiles

Richmond

Led by a certified instructor, each casting lesson is tailored to the student's experience level and includes all equipment

$100 $49

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One Admission, Soda, and Slice of Pizza, or Kid's Birthday Party at Monkey Joe's Richmond (Up to 50% Off)

Monkey Joe's Richmond

Richmond

Staff supervise as children play on inflatable slides, bounce houses, and inflatable obstacle courses filled with pillars and padded walls

$14 $7

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Four Admissions with Popcorn and Soda, or a Party with Pizza for Up to 20 at Kangaroo Jac's (Up to 50% Off)

Kangaroo Jac's

Multiple Locations

Indoor play center features inflatable slides, bounce houses, video arcade, and snack bar; birthday parties include pizza and drinks

$9.99 $5

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120-Minute Group Cooking Class for Two from Savour (69% Off)

Savour

Richmond

From the merchant: Come get your chef on with us at SAVOUR! Each course includes a salad, entree and wine for our students!

$150 $47

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Historic City Trolley Tour for One, Two, or Four from RVA Historic Tours (Up to 53% Off)

RVA Historic Tours

Shockoe Slip

Two-hour trolley tours take guests through Richmond's historic sights

$35 $19

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60-Minute Segway Micro Tour of City Landmarks for One or Two from Segway of Richmond (54% Off)

Segway of Richmond

Shockoe Slip

Segway tours glide through River District, Shockoe Bottom, and retrace Lincoln’s visit to Richmond nine days before his death

$50 $25

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$29 for 1 Month of Unlimited Dojo Classes or 10 Drop-In Classes, with Training Shirt at Richmond Aikido Kai ($60 Value)

Richmond Aikido Kai

Fan District

Instructors with nearly 100 years of combined experience teach the iwama style of aikido, a form of self-defense

$60 $29

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Valentine Richmond History Center Outing for Two or Individual or Family Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Valentine Richmond History Center

Capitol District

More than 1.7 million objects & artifacts inspire guests to examine Richmond history & members enjoy discounts & special events

$16 $8

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$124 for $225 for a Full Semester of Dance Classes Groupon — Anointed Motions

Anointed Motions Dance Company

Chimborazo

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$225 $124

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at RVA MMA (47% Off)

Rva Mma

Montrose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $80

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One or Two Months of Classes, or CrossFit Essentials Course for One or Two at CrossFit Krijger (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit Krijger

Richmond

Varied workouts challenge participants to push their limits and get stronger through Olympic lifting, gymnastics, and other techniques

$145 $39

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Richmond

A two-hour walking tour covers Richmond's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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$35 for $70 Worth of Services at Transformer Golf

Transformer Golf

On Location

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$70 $35

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5K or 10K Running Tour from Richmond Runs (Up to 51% Off)

Richmond Runs

Capital Fountain

Runners can receive a bottle of water, Health Warrior chia nutritional bars, and digital photos

$30 $15

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One-Month Membership Package or One or Three Ballroom Lessons for 10 at Rigby's Jig Dance Studio (Up to 67% Off)

Rigby's Jig Dance Studio

Brookland

Dancers of all ability and experience levels take to the floor to learn the rug-cutting secrets of the studio's experienced staff

$77 $40

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$20 for 10 Classes and 10% Off Membership at Shockoe Bottom CrossFit ($133.33 Value)

Shockoe Bottom CrossFit

Richmond

Classes capped at 8 or 12 students are designed for both men and women to tackle a series of variable, scalable cross-training exercises

$133.33 $20

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$39 for $100 Worth of Martial Arts — MOI FAH Sports & Performing Arts

Moi Fah Sports & Performing Arts

Richmond

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $39

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Readers of Richmond magazine have voted Car Pool Car Wash the Best Car Washing/Detailing business in the city multiple times over the last decade. Stepping into one of its facilities, it?s easy to see why. In addition to making autos look and feel like royalty, Car Pool Car Wash also cultivates a stress-free environment with sleek waiting rooms that resemble modern hotel lobbies and emit free WiFi. After grabbing a complimentary cup of coffee and receding into plush leather chairs, visitors are served a visual feast that may include floor-to-ceiling windows or a stone fireplace. Rocking chairs outside of the car wash enable car owners to wait under the open sky while flipping through a book or magazine.

Locally owned and operated since 1977, the automotive salon company has focused on advanced car-cleaning methods while expanding its outreach to include six full-service wash facilities, two exterior-only wash facilities, and a full-service detail shop. Many of the car wash's specialty packages cater to specific vehicle needs such as comprehensive interior cleaning or professional exterior waxing, services that enlist products from Simoniz and Rain-X to safeguard paint jobs.

Car Pool Car Wash strengthens its bond with repeat customers through its frequency rewards program, which makes participants eligible for future discounts after they sign up online or in person. The shop also carries Duck Bucks gift cards that allow recipients to prepay for regular car washes. In their efforts to foster a tightly knit community, the owners of Car Pool Car Wash regularly support local charities and organizations in their initiatives.

5512 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

The White House of the Confederacy constituted the social, political, and military headquarters of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. Later named a National Historic Landmark, the building still stands today. Daily guided tours lead guests through the grand 19th-century structure, which houses more than half its original wartime furnishings.

The White House is only steps away from The Museum of the Confederacy's Richmond location, where a core exhibit chronicles the Confederacy from its beginnings to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Opened 25 years after that fateful event, the nonprofit museum displays artifacts from a collection of more than 15,000 items. They include Stonewall Jackson's sword, a letter from Pope Pius IX, and all the pennies Jefferson Davis etched his face onto in his spare time.

Meanwhile, another 400 artifacts adorn the permanent exhibit at the museum's Appomattox location. Here, a dozen audiovisual stations, parole lists, and the uniform coat worn by Lee illustrate the event that brought the Civil War to a close.

1201 E Clay St
Richmond,
VA
US

Edgar Allan Poe holds a distinguished reputation in American literature, given his proclivity for dark work, such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” But the Poe of legend is often at odds with the real Poe: the student who had to gamble and burn his furniture to make it through college; the career man who traveled extensively to find better opportunities; and the devoted husband who never recovered from the death of his wife. He even enrolled at West Point … though he was thrown out eight months later.

The Poe Museum educates guests on the writer's life, helping them reconcile the reputed Poe with the real Poe. Located within the Old Stone House that lies just blocks from Poe's first Richmond home and his first employer, the Southern Literary Messenger, the museum showcases exhibits and significant artifacts, such as Poe's walking stick, his boyhood bed, and even a lock of his hair. This collection reveals his journey, showing what drove him to become a master writer of short stories, lyric poetry, action-movie screenplays, and, of course, horror stories.

1914 E Main St
Richmond,
VA
US

In 2011, readers of Richmond magazine voted Rigby's Jig Dance Studio the Best Place to Learn How to Dance for Your Wedding, citing instructors that will help choose music and can choreograph routines to classic torch songs and pop tunes. With a lifetime's worth of experience—starting at the age of 3 and including a bachelor's in Theater and Dance from George Washington University—owner Eleanor Robertson heads an enthusiastic faculty.

Robertson’s favorite dances include West Coast swing and the cha-cha, both of which are among the 19 ballroom dances taught to any adult within the bright confines of the citrus-colored studio. Argentine tango milongas and dance parties take over in the evenings, allowing students to try out new steps with members of the broader dance community. The spacious studio seats 100 across its gleaming hardwood floors, and rows of mirrors enable those in movement classes⎯yoga and cardio dance are also on the schedule⎯to work on the balance and alignment of their vestigial tails.

5470 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

After a knee injury made traditional workouts impossible for her, Sandi Cauley revisited her childhood dance training. As a kid, she danced ballet folklorico, but as an adult she tapped into a more modern tradition—street dance. Cauley now helms Dance Trance Richmond, based out of Rigby’s Jig studio. In classes designed for participants of all skill levels, Cauley and a team of five instructors teach students hip new moves in a program based on the Dance Trance concept.

Originated by Jay Handline, Dance Trance centers on modern, calorie-burning dance workouts. In advanced classes, students mimic their instructors’ movements, picking up dynamic choreography by doing it themselves instead of relying on verbal direction. Beginners, meanwhile, can opt for classes that use spoken instruction and a slower pace, such as Dance Trance Breakdown sessions, which introduce new routines methodically.

5470 West Broad Street
Richmond,
VA
US

At Mise En Place, a staff of culinary artists and sommeliers teach visitors how to navigate the kitchen during an array of cooking classes. Aspiring foodsmiths follow their instructor’s lead as they get their hands messy slicing, dicing, and mixing fresh ingredients to build tasty meals in a variety of disciplines. The culinary wizards demonstrate easy, straight-forward approaches to fixing dishes and robust sauces, teaching students that knives are best used for chopping, instead of throwing at people strapped to spinning wheels. The crew also hosts parties for both adults and kids, during which participants craft meals to share in the school's bright, airy studio, or at an off-site location, such as the celebrant’s home.

104 Shockoe Slip
Richmond,
VA
US