Things To Do In Richmond


Ferrari or Lamborghini Driving Experience with Optional Video from The Motorsport Lab (Up to 82% Off)

The Motorsport Lab - The Park Expo and Conference Center

Richmond International Raceway

Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Lamborghini Gallardo, or Ferrari F430 from behind the wheel

$549 $99

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 59% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$34.38 $17

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

Riverside Outfitters

Richmond

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

$75 $38

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Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Richmond International Raceway

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

$129 $64

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

NASCAR Racing Experience

Richmond International Raceway

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

$129.99 $64

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One or Two 60-Minute Personalized Fly-Casting Lessons from Andrew Stiles Flyfishing Adventures (Up to 45%Off)

Andrew Stiles Flyfishing Adventures

Three Chopt

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

$85 $47

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Four or Eight Weeks of Classes, or Couples Valentine's Package at Lessons in Ballroom, LLC (Up to 83% Off)

Lessons In Ballroom Dance Center

Lessons in Ballroom

Award-winning instructors guide students through dances such as the cha-cha and the rumba in a studio with semiprivate practice areas

$112 $19

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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 Month of Taekwondo or Hapkido Classes at Shield Martial Arts (Up to 56% Off)

Shield Martial Arts

Shield Martial Arts

Instructors with more than 20 years of experience emphasize positive feedback and building confidence

$99 $49

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Introductory Jewelry-Making Class for One, Two, or Four at Panache Gems & Beads (Up to 55% Off)

Panache Gems & Beads

Richmond

Beginners learn the fine art of jewelry-making, designing and crafting their own bracelets and earrings for fun or fancy dress

$30 $15

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$79 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Glatter Fitness ($159 Value)

Glatter Fitness

Richmond

Trainers help students slim physiques and tone muscles through energetic routines of functional exercises.

$159 $79

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

The Dive Shop

Dive Shop

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

$99 $49

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One or Two Months of Classes, or CrossFit Essentials Course for One or Two at CrossFit Krijger (Up to 83% Off)

CrossFit Krijger

Richmond

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

$145 $24

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1 or 2 Months of Self-Defense or Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Bushin Martial Arts Academy of Richmond (Up to 71% Off)

Bushin Martial Arts Academy of Richmond

Bushin Martial Arts Academy of Richmond

Self-Defense and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu classes teach students to be confident in their ability to protect themselves

$85 $29

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$24 for 10 Group Dance Classes or 10 Dance Parties at Rigby's Jig Dance Studio ($70 Value)

Rigby's Jig Dance Studio

Rigby's Jig

One-hour classes in ballroom styles such as swing and merengue, or two-hour public dance parties—both geared toward adults

$70 $24

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Two Karate Classes or One Month of Karate Classes Plus a Uniform at Grandmaster Dong's Studio (Up to 88% Off)

Dong's Karate School

Dong's Karate School

Students learn the foundational forms necessary to progress through the colored belt system

$159 $19

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Four weeks of dance classes with House of Diamonds Dance Team & Studio (66% Off)

House Of Diamonds Dance Team & Studio

Hickory Hill Community Center

From the merchant: Majorette dance classes for students 5–18 years old; experienced dance coach and instructor

$90 $31

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Three or Eight Tae Kwon Do Classes at Mountain Tae Kwon Do and Martial Arts (Up to 61% Off)

Mountain TKD

Mountain Taekwondo

Instructors teach kids classic Korean martial art while instilling a strong moral sense, the importance of discipline, and a good attitude

$19 $8

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One Month of Group Salsa Lessons for One or Two from Salsa Guy Richmond (50% Off)

Salsa Guy Richmond

Salsa Guy Richmond

In one lesson a week for four weeks, instructor teaches basics such as leading, following and moving to a rhythm; classes offered in Spanish

$40 $20

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Since 1988, Midlothian Athletic Club has dedicated its 70,000 square feet to myriad forms of achieving healthy living. Whether members want to hone tennis and racquetball skills, break a sweat in group exercise classes such as spinning and BodyPump, or relax in a sauna, they can do it at the MAC. The staff troll a stock of cardio and strength-training equipment, including FreeMotion Elite weight machines, Life Fitness treadmills and ellipticals, and Precor machines, ready to dole out technique pointers. At the indoor pool, swimmers can get a workout on the lap lanes, slip down water slides, or pretend to be toddlers in the kiddie pool. The club also has six indoor lanes, where instructors lead water-aerobics classes that are gentler on joints than moon aerobics. To help guests recover after a hard workout, the Midlothian Athletic Club hosts many means of relaxation. The massage therapists calibrate their fingers to several styles of kneading, including deep-tissue, Swedish, and myofascial release massage. At the MAC Cafe, chefs sear turkey burgers, bake lime-chili parmesan fries, and blend protein shakes to order for nutritious refueling.
10800 Center View Drive
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 West Broad Street
Richmond,
VA
US
Melanie "The Bead Empress" Bentley established her commonwealth of creativity after years teaching aspiring artists how to work with metal clays. Within her 3,000-square-foot embellishment emporium, Murano glass from Italy, hill tribe silver from Thailand, and Swarovski crystals fill shelves from floor to ceiling. Polymer clays, sterling silver, stringing materials, and Czech fancy glass that Melanie handpicked on a recent trip to the Czech Republic round out the store's stock and arm patrons with the materials necessary to line their family's treasure chest. But Melanie goes beyond filling the supply boxes of local jewelry makers. She also aims to expand the crafting community by welcoming beading newcomers and showing those who don't believe in their creativity that there's an artisan inside everyone. Along with her fellow specialized jewelrysmiths, Melanie leads more than 45 classes per quarter, providing her customers with a means of acquiring jewelry that’s guaranteed to be free of curses.
3022 Stony Point Road
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
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
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
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