Things To Do In Richmond

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Richmond International Raceway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Three-Hour James River Paddleboarding Trip for One or Two from Riverside Outfitters (Up to 50% Off)

Riverside Outfitters

Stratford Hills

$75 $38

Paddleboarding excursions sweep down the James River, with instructors helping groups navigate Class I and II whitewater rapids

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

The Dive Shop

The Shops at Tripps

$99 $49

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

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

Fly Stiles

Richmond

$100 $49

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

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

Shockoe Bottom CrossFit

Richmond

$133.33 $20

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

3 or 6 Laps in a Lamborghini or Ferrari with Optional Video from The Motorsport Lab, August 22–24 (Up to 82% Off)

The Motorsport Lab

Richmond International Raceway

$549 $99

Experience the power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Ferrari F430, or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel at Richmond International Speedway

Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

NASCAR Racing Experience

Richmond International Raceway

$129.99 $64

Drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR racecar around Richmond International Raceway

Show for Two or Four at ComedySportz Improv Theater (50% Off)

ComedySportz Improv Theater

Swansboro

$24 $12

Family-friendly comedy battle pits two teams against one another during games, songs, and skits all based on audience suggestions

One or Three Months of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Competitive Edge Karate (Up to 56% Off)

Competitive Edge Karate

Innsbrook

$75 $35

Students torch calories, strengthen cores, and build endurance in high-impact kickboxing classes

10 Drop-In or 1 Month Combo Kickboxing and Krav Maga Classes at Premier Martial Arts of Chesterfield (Up to 65% Off)

Premier Martial Arts of Chesterfield

Richmond

$36.66 $18

Seasoned instructors lead students of all fitness levels through classes that help develop strength while teaching self-defense

$35 for Month of Unlimited Performance Training Classes at G.O.A.L. Performance Training ($75 Value)

G.O.A.L Performance Training

G.O.A.L. Performance Training - Kickboxing Classes

$75 $35

A total body workout consisting of core, balance, strength, agility, and resistance training is designed to increase fitness potential

Individual or Household Membership to Visual Arts Center of Richmond (50% Off)

Visual Arts Center of Richmond

The Fan

$50 $25

Memberships include a discount on tuition and early registration, invitations to openings, and an opportunity to be in the members-only show

One or Two Months of Fit Team Group Training at ReDefine RVA (Up to 78% Off)

ReDefine RVA

The Fan

$199 $49

Trainers can modify the exercises to each client's fitness level during motivating group workouts, with no more than 10 people per class

Two-Hour Concealed Carry Course for One or Two at Personalized Firearms & Awareness Training (Up to 50% Off)

Personalized Firearms & Awareness Training

Richmond

$50 $25

During the two-hour course, instructors cover handgun safety, ammunition, and safe loading and unloading

$15 for $60 Worth of Personal Training — Richmond Wellness

Richmond Wellness

Richmond

$60 $15

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

5 or 10 Surf Yoga Classes at Shockoe Slip Yoga (Up to 71% Off)

Shockoe Slip Yoga

Shockoe Slip

$110 $39

Students work through yoga poses on a SurfSet fitness board, which mimics the core-strengthening movements of surfing without the water

Three-Hour Basic Sewing Class for One or Two at The Laurianda Clothing Company (Up to 52% Off)

The Laurianda Clothing Company

Richmond

$105 $52

Three-hour sewing classes teach the basics, including how to read and cut patterns, sew pieces together, and press seams

Fitness Classes and Gym Memberships at Phyzique (Up to 80% Off). Six Options Available.

Phyzique

Innsbrook

$33 $12

Revamp exercise routines with engaging fitness classes; one-year gym membership cement lifestyle changes with constant access

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In 1997, Nancy Glenmore Tatum and Kevin Casey founded Glenmore Yoga & Wellness Center in their house's sunroom. Their operation's therapeutic blend of yoga, massage, and consultation services attracted a wide enough student base to necessitate three expansions, and Nancy and Kevin eventually settled in the Glen Eagles Shopping Center. They still uphold a central belief that "yoga is for everyone," and have upheld that philosophy by building a time machine to let the late Ben Franklin participate. Nancy and Kevin have also cultivated a nurturing community with resources such as workshops and teacher training that promote its growth.

The center's impressive roster of yoga classes covers the flowing Vinyasa poses as well as specialty courses for prenatal mothers, older adults, and kids. Every class pays attention to the individual needs of its students, just as the massage services modify their kneads to better treat specific tensions. A calming interior contributes to Glenmore's warm ambiance: two carpeted studios, a massage room, and a lounge accommodate its guests. Students can also borrow the yoga books and videos of the lending library, so long as they turn in their senses of balance as collateral.

10442 Ridgefield Pkwy
Richmond,
VA
US

Former professional driver and expert instructor Randy Baker and his team have been guiding drivers toward greatness for more than 20 years; past pupils include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jeff and Ward Burton, and the shadowy pit mechanic known only as Racer X. At SpeedTech Auto Racing School, Randy combines a fleet of super-speedy rides—authentic, metal-bodied vehicles boasting 650-horsepower V-8 engines—with a serious emphasis on safety to prepare drivers for any mishap on the track. Gearheads, speed junkies, and people who still sleep in a racecar bed despite their adult children's protestations soak up Randy's knowledge during one of SpeedTech's many race programs, varying in length from 3 laps to more than 100. With the school's built-in HD video feeds, drivers can commemorate their laps or prove to the family car it's been cheating on them with the hotel's valet.

600 E Laburnum Ave.
Richmond,
Virginia
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

The NASCAR Racing Experience's team of driving instructors specializes in NASCAR-themed Cinderella stories: at whichever world-famous speedway they're visiting, they give civilians the chance to drive real NASCAR race cars that have actually been raced by NASCAR superstars for a few hours. That means getting behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car that's been driven by Dale Jr, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and other NASCAR favorites and putting the pedal to the medal. Unlike other racing experiences, there?s no lead car to follow here, you're driving by yourself and yes, passing is allowed! The instructors still offer guidance though, coaching those driving solo over a two-way car radio, and speed-chauffeuring racing enthusiasts around the track on ride-alongs.

600 E Laburnum Ave.
Richmond,
VA
US

It's been more than half a century since the Visual Arts Center of Richmond was founded to engage the community through art, proving Virginia's creative community is as fruitful as it is inventive. In rotating exhibits that spotlight local and nationally recognized artists, the museum makes contemporary art accessible, relatable, and rarely covered in bees. But it's not all about established artists. VisArts makes classes for the community a priority as well, and programs include an introduction to blacksmithing for adults, fabric design, letterpress printing, and weekly art classes for both adults and kids that focus on cartooning, clay, photography, and simple jewelry.

1812 W Main St
Richmond,
VA
US

Owen Lane and Tiffany Gellner have experienced nearly every side of the Richmond restaurant scene. Both began in entry-level positions?Owen as a dishwasher, Tiffany as a hostess?and worked their way up from there. After years of experience, this husband-and-wife team has joined forces to helm The Magpie RVA, an American gastropub nestled in the historic Carver neighborhood. Like its food, the space is a hodgepodge of eclectic elements: a sign affixed to an antique typewriter welcomes guests, and lighting fixtures made from salvaged machinery hang above dark wood tables and a plush crimson-cushioned bench.

As The Magpie's chef, Owen is never content to sit still. He changes the menu frequently, gracing white plates and wood trays with unique combinations of local and exotic ingredients. He has crafted shareable plates such as smoked rabbit croquettes, housemade sausage, and charred Japanese eggplant. As for main dishes, he might prepare grilled quail, roasted duck, or oyster-mushroom risotto. Chef Owen also showcases his passion for beer and bourbon at an L-shaped, polished-wood bar supported with elegant metal braces. Here, bartenders pour sudsy brews into goblets and garnish cocktails with fruit. Owen occasionally leaves the comfort of his kitchen to perform private chef services at customers' homes.

1301 W Leigh St
Richmond,
VA
US