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.
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❤️ Free and Cheap Date Ideas in Richmond, Virginia ❤️•See a performance at a festival or halloween fun event.
•Have a drink at a restaurant or bar with a patio.
•Cool down at one of Richmond’s local ice cream shops.
•Drive out to one of the Richmond area pumpkin patches, corn mazes, or fall fun farms.
•Put on a pair of skates at one of Richmond’s ice or roller skating rinks.
•Enjoy a seasonal drink at one of Richmond’s many apple cideries.
•Enjoy a refreshing drink and a treat from one of Richmond’s favorite local coffee shops .
•Zoom around on scooters or pedal on your bikes see Richmond’s outdoor murals.
•Take a self guided neighborhood tour courtesy of The Valentine museum.
•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.
•Check out these labyrinths around Richmond for a contemplative challenge.
•Explore Richmond’s natural resources with a view with this Guide to Walking Around the James River. Walk across one of the pedestrian bridges over The James River – Belle Isle Pedestrian Bridge and the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge to enjoy the stunning nature and sunsets.
•Go for a change of scenery on a scenic drive.
•Make a difference volunteering to help people in need around Richmond.
•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 hoping you and your family get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather!
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- RVA Historic Sites
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- RVA’s Nearby Ski Resorts
- 50+ Things to Do in Richmond
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- Visit Richmond MetroZoo