Things To Do In Richmond

Up to 50% Off Concealed Carry Course

Personalized Firearms & Awareness Training


$50 $25

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

25% Off Race-Day Package


$400 $299


Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Capital Ale House

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 60% Off Speedway Racing Experiences

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

Up to 44% Off a Art Class at TC Artworks

TC Artworks


$40 $25

Artist Tamara Clark teaches painters how to artistically distress furniture or other pieces using chalk paint, metallics, and faux effects

Up to 82% Off Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo Experience

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

Up to 51% Off NASCAR Racecar Experience

NASCAR Racing Experience

Richmond International Raceway

$129.99 $64

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

46% Off Sunset Cruises on the James River

Carefree Boat Club


$350 $189

From the boat's decks, passengers drink in sunset views of Richmond on a two-hour private cruise

71% Off RVAFit Classes

CrossFit RVA


$100 $29

Challenging fitness classes are designed with all fitness levels in mind

50% Off Membership to Visual Arts Center of Richmond

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

Up to 52% Off Sewing Class

The Laurianda Clothing Company


$105 $52

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

Up to 55% Off Basic Firearms Safety Course

Proactive Shooters

On Location

$69 $34

During course, students learn about keeping children safe from firearms, the causes of accidents, and the proper handling of malfunctions

73% Off Fitness Classes



$140 $38

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

Up to 61% Off Barre-Fitness Classes

Range of Motion Fitness, LLC

Old Town Manchester

$75 $29

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

Up to 60% Off Go-Karting and Paintballing

G-Force Karts


$44 $20

Racers whip around a track full of twists, turns, and straightaways; indoor paintball arena opened in June

Up to 50% Off Paddleboarding Trip

Riverside Outfitters

Stratford Hills

$75 $38

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

61% Off Martial Arts

Alpha Krav Maga Richmond

Clover Hill

$110 $43

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

Up to 46% Off at Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Staples Mill

$59 $33

Instructors lead students of all ages and experience level in martial arts classes; Brazilian jiu jitsu, muay thai, and kickboxing

Up to 56% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Mountain TKD


$19 $9

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

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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.

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.

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

Sit shotgun at gunshot speeds in a NASCAR racing-experience pace car, driven by a professional NASCAR-racing instructor. Experienced pedal-pressers zoom three brisk laps around the Richmond International Raceway, giving copilots a blurry morning glimpse of the same track the racers will see that evening. After the ride-along, the adrenaline-drenched are invited to set up supper clubs in the parking lot for pre-race tailgating, granting them an opportunity to out-maneuver traffic, mingle with other racing enthusiasts, and crochet their own checkered flags.

600 E Laburnum Ave

The Nashville International Auto Show showcases rovers from the entire automotive spectrum, including classics and new models from major manufacturers, as well as the latest environmentally friendly machines. Feel free to mount the finely upholstered saddles of more than 200 debut motor-carriages like the Chevrolet Cruze, Acura TSX Sports Wagon, and Cadillac CTS Coupe, or pedal to the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Camaro Concept exhibit, which provides an up-close look of the ethanol fuel-powered car's custom paint job, advanced performance parts, and detachable beard.

403 North 3rd Street

Though online reviews for Arena Racing are sparse, it has received local press from NBC12 and Hampton The company was also mentioned on Bleacher Report.

601 East Leigh Street