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Top Things To Do In Richmond

The city of Richmond is home to history buffs and hipsters alike. Some of Richmond’s best attractions come with 18th or 19th century roots. Today, the city’s colonial architecture attracts restaurateurs looking for a space with a story. The eclectic River City has something for everyone. For example, downtown Richmond has modern art galleries and boutique thrift shops. Carytown’s quirky coffee houses and toy stores offer much to discover. Or, visit the bike-themed shops and local restaurants along some of Richmond’s oldest streets in Shockoe Bottom. Keep reading to learn all of the ways to enjoy this vibrant city.

The Valentine Outing for Two or Individual or Family Membership (Up to 50% Off)
The Valentine
Richmond
4.8
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$20.00 $11.00
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60-Minute Segway Micro Tour of City Landmarks for One or Two from Segway of Richmond (31% Off)
Segway of Richmond
Richmond
4.9
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$50.00 $35.00
30% discount_off
One 60-minute Segway micro tour for one
Winery Tour Package for Two or Four at DuCard Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)
DuCard Vineyards
Etlan
4.4
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$50.00 $25.00
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Vineyard experience for 2: one cheese and baguette platter for two, two wine glasses, and tour of vineyard and winery
Guided Grounds and House Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Tuckahoe Plantation (Up to 34% Off)
Tuckahoe Plantation
Richmond
4.8
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$40.00 $29.00
27% discount_off
Guided Historic Grounds and/or Historic House Tour for Two
Admission for Two, Three, or Four Adults to James Madison Museum (Up to 20% Off)
James Madison Museum
Orange
5.0
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$12.00 $10.00
16% discount_off
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Tasting Wine Like a Pro Class for Two or Four at The Vine Wine Club (Up to 52% Off)
The Vine Wine Club
Richmond
5.0
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$100.00 $48.99
51% discount_off
Tasting Wine Like a Pro Class for Two
Original DC Brew Tour for Two or Three at City Brew Tours (Up to 29%  Off)
DC City Brew Tours
Washington, D.C.
5.0
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$218.00 $155.00
28% discount_off
DC Original Brew Tour for Two; Valid Monday–Thursday
Visit Home of the 5th President of the United States for Two or Four at James Monroe's Highland (Up to 21% Off)
James Monroe's Highland
Charlottesville
4.7
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$28.00 $22.00
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Admission for four people

Richmond is packed with activities fit for just about everyone. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) has frequent events and many contemporary art exhibits. Visit the Edgar Allen Poe Museum for a look into the life of America’s greatest literaries. If you have a love for historic architecture, get a deal on one of the many bicycle tours available. Here are some of the best things to do near Richmond:

  • Experience NASCAR at Richmond International Raceway
  • Explore city history at the Valentine Museum
  • Grab a pint at the Veil Brewing Company
  • Go thrift shopping along the downtown Broad St. at Steady Sounds
  • Dance the night away at one of the National’s many shows

When the sun goes down, the city lights up. Catch a comedy show at one of the many local bars. Sing your heart out at one of the city’s many karaoke locations. Dance to a local DJ performance at Flora, or jive to some live beats at the Camel. Nighttime activities near Richmond include:

  • Try your hand at the City Dogs trivia night
  • Eat some traditional English fish and chips at Penny Lane
  • Taste the award-winning burger at Saison
  • Join the locals for the First Friday Art walk downtown
  • Take a haunted city tour for something educational and spooky