Romantic Days in Richmond

October, 4, 2019

A simple search for romantic locations in Richmond will pull up some tried and true tourist destinations, such as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Maymont Park, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, The Jefferson Hotel, and Hollywood Cemetery. But what if you’ve already been there and done that? Here are some additional fun and romantic daytime destinations in and around RVA.

Pocahontas State Park

Paddle boats, kayaks, canoes and hiking trails make Pocahontas a fun and romantic daytrip. Only 20 miles from downtown Richmond, it boasts over 64 miles of trails and a 225 acre lake. Start out on the water, enjoy a picnic lunch, and then go for an afternoon hike. Experience the serenity of the outdoors without having to drive for hours.

South of the James Farmer’s Market

This is the perfect start to your Saturday morning from April to November. Bring your leashed dog and stroll hand-in-hand through the largest farmer’s market in the greater Richmond area. Sample local delights such as Grammy O’s Sticky Buns, Matt’s Dirty Pickles, and Mrs. Yoder’s donuts. You’ll find a wide variety of locally grown produce, so don’t forget your reusable shopping bag! Insider parking tip: arrive before 9:00 and park on the side streets between 42nd and 43rd streets.

Segway of Richmond

If you haven’t taken a Segway tour of the city yet, get thee to Cary Street, pronto! They offer several tours to choose from, so even seasoned Richmonders will find something new to see. Learn about the history of the city in a new way during this fun and bonding experience.

Tubing Down the James

Imagine yourself drifting lazily down the river with a drink in one hand and your partner’s hand in the other. A cooler floats nearby, and no one can bother you for 2-4 hours. Though this destination is a little further from Richmond than the others (about 1.3 hours away), it’s well worth the trip. After all, you wouldn’t want to tube down our section of the James River!

Ironbridge Sports Park

If you enjoy a little competition, Ironbridge is a great place to have fun while trying to obliterate your partner. Whether it’s miniature golf, go-carts, or outdoor laser tag (yes, that’s a thing), you choose your level of physical activity. This is a great way to get to know your partner even more, or bring the whole squad for an extra memorable time!

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