If you are looking to connect to someone special or give your sweetie some love and attention, on the cheap, any time of the year, there are plenty of activities and destinations in Richmond that are low cost and really can make that special someone feel loved and won’t break the bank. These FREE and cheap date ideas around Richmond, Virginia are active and can appeal to those that dig culture, food, history, nature, food or civic life. Happy trails.
•Go to a drive in movie in Goochland, Ashland, Innsbrook, West Broad Village or The Diamond.
•Visit the Ginter Botanical Garden to soak in a stunning setting or a do it yourself photo session.
•Embrace the warm weather and go for a swim at one of the public or YMCA pools around Richmond.
•Enjoy apple picking, apple donuts, apple pie, apple cider, and wine at a local orchard.
•Enjoy a seasonal drink at one of Richmond’s many apple cideries.
•Browse through one of Richmond’s many bookstores.
•Visit the grounds of the Maymont Park and Maymont House Museum which are always FREE.
•Check out the stunning nature at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden..
•Go outdoors, weather permitting. It costs nothing to go for a bike ride or walk in one of the numerous parks in Richmond with a date. Some of the more interesting natural spaces in Richmond are: Belle Isle and Brown’s Island, Hollywood Cemetery, James River Park, Floodwall Walking Tour, Monroe Park and Canal Walk and Cruises. There are nature walks and scenic hiking trails for all levels.
•Go for a change of scenery on a scenic drive.
•Make a stop before or after your outing at the Richmond City Hall Observation Deck (if it’s open) to get a 360 view of the city. Open until 5pm.
Hope you enjoy your special someone with these money saving ideas.
Catia Jones shared some of her top cheap Richmond date ideas:
•Do an inside or outside picnic.
•Work out together.
•Go roller skating.
•Go for a walk around your neighborhood.
•Go on a road trip on one tank of gas.
•Make a romantic dinner at home.
•Play board games.
•Test drive an expensive (dream) car.
•Make a pizza at home.
Thanks Catia! And wishing you and your family great end of summer!
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- 12+ Free Things to do in Colonial Williamsburg
- RVA Historic Sites
- Free Art Galleries in RVA
- RVA’s Nearby Ski Resorts
- 50+ Things to Do in Richmond
- Orchards and Berry Farms
- Things to Do: RVA
- Visit Richmond MetroZoo