Local Experiences for Richmond
Experience matters. Local matters. The experiences below check both boxes. Enjoy these local experiences in Richmond and immerse yourself in new things to do within the place you call home.
A fun way to explore our community and support local businesses is to embark on a cafe crawl. Gather your coffee buddy and hit a few coffee shops you’ve been meaning to visit. Order a seasonal beverage—and maybe a pastry or two—have a seat and soak up each unique vibe. Continue on to local bookstores, which may have cafes of their own, or visit a few bakeries to see what they offer.
Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities
This month as we remind ourselves of our good fortune, what better way to spread the love than to volunteer and give back to the community? Volunteering at a local food pantry or clothing donation center is a great way to participate in our community and make a difference. Hospital volunteering is also a rewarding opportunity to help those in need.
During the holiday season, our community is filled with bustling shoppers looking to cross everything off their lists. Focus on supporting local this year by visiting farmers markets, local bakeries and confectioneries, gift shops and toy stores. Give back to the community that we call home while spreading holiday cheer!
Seasonal Comfort Foods
Fall is the perfect season to revisit your favorite comfort food recipes. Soups, stews, casseroles and chili are great options to feed a crowd and warm you up. Whether you prefer to cook at home or enjoy a nice meal at a restaurant, we’ve rounded up a few comfort food recipes plus some places to enjoy a perfect fall meal.
Autumn means it’s time for fall festivals, pumpkin picking and football! This season offers many opportunities to make memories with your family—at a nearby pumpkin patch for hayrides, an apple orchard for apple cider and pie or a cultural experience at a local Oktoberfest. Soak up the mild weather at local art walks, cozy up by a fire pit on a patio or take a day trip to a nearby town!
Breweries + Wineries + Distilleries
Fall is a great time to discover the area’s wineries, breweries and distilleries. Whether you prefer wine, beer or spirits, there’s something for everyone at these fun-filled destinations. Take a tour of a local distillery, winery or brewery, then enjoy a flight of the business’ offerings. There’s so much to learn when you’re sipping local!
Great Family Photo Shoot Locations
Family photo shoots create memorable experiences and keepsakes. Choosing a location and a photographer can also accentuate that experience. Whether you are drawn to a more traditional backdrop or interested in a unique and off the beaten path locale, this is our guide to great family photo shoots.
Local Fashion Finds
Shopping our local makers and small businesses has never been more fulfilling, and our local boutiques curate a wealth of amazing options. Whether you are dress shopping, on the hunt for baby clothes, or simply excited about the broad world of fashion that our variety of shops offer, this guide to local fashion finds will have you ready to walk the runway.
Relax and Unwind
Mani Pedis, massages, facials; whatever your preference is for relaxing and unwinding, we’ve rounded out some recommendations for our local day spas and resorts to pamper yourself and restore your mental, physical, and emotional health inside and out.