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 ❤️
•Have a drink at a restaurant or bar with a patio.
•Cool down at one of Richmond’s local ice cream shops.
•Surround your special someone with flowers at one of these locations along the beautiful and historic Richmond Garden Trail, which includes the always-free Maymont Park.
•Buy fresh produce at one of Richmond’s many outdoor farmers’ markets. You may be able to score a delicious nibble from one of Richmond’s many food trucks at the market.
•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 .
•Visit one of Richmond’s museums ,VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are always FREE.
•Zoom around on scooters or pedal on your bikes see Richmond’s outdoor murals.
•Take in the history of the Richmond Slave Trail, or the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site.
•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.
•Explore one of Richmond’s many neighborhoods like: Carytown, Church Hill: Where Richmond Began, Fan Historic District or Shockoe Slip. Check out the many outdoor murals in Richmond’s neighborhoods.
•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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