"This was a great Saturday well spent!!! This tour included 5 stops... And they all were great!!" - Maria C. for Real Richmond Food Tours
Richmond has been rapidly gaining acclaim in recent years for its eclectic dining scene. It has been called "The next great American food city" by travel magazines Departures and Saveur. A great way to experience some different foods and to learn some local history is by embarking on a guided food tour of local restaurants.
Tours are available for plenty of neighborhoods around the city including Carytown, Jackson Ward, Shockoe Bottom, Church Hill, The Fan, Manchester, Scott's Addition, and Libbie / Grove. Most tours take place on Saturdays and last for around two and a half hours.
"Hollywood Cemetery Tour! Was great fun. I had no idea the cemetery was as big as it was. Fun time scooting around on the Segway." - David B. for Richmond Segway
Looking for something fun and different to try with that special someone? How about a Segway tour of downtown Richmond? Participants can enjoy this unique and futuristic mode of transportation while learning about the origins of this unique city.
Segway of Richmond offers a variety of tours such as a public mural run, a Hollywood Cemetery tour, a retracing of Abraham Lincoln's tour of the city in 1885, and the Richmond Landmark Tour – their most popular, which covers some of the city's greatest historical sites.
"Great atmosphere, AMAZING food, great staff. My puppies come by for treats and water on our walks too - such a great touch" - Meg Seagram on Greenleaf's Poolroom
Are you a competitive couple? You might be interested in Greenleaf's Pool Room, a retro-style pool hall downtown that features 12 full pool table as well as a full restaurant and bar. Featuring handmade cocktails, craft beers, and a variety of delicious dishes, Greenleaf's has something for everyone.
It has a stylish throwback décor, with terrazzo tile floors, high ceilings, colorful portraits, and plenty of viewing space around the top-notch Brunswick Gold Crown billiards tables. It's a fun change of pace from the same old bar scene and is a great place to relax for couples or large groups. Check out Greenleaf's Pool Room for details and discounts!
"Clean Fun for Adults! The staff was very patient, fun, and helpful. We had such a great time." - Verenda C. on G-Force Go-Karts
Are you the type of couple who prefer to spend your date nights sipping wine at a dimly lit bar? If so, this probably isn't the place for you. But if you're active, competitive, and energetic, you might want to check out G-Force.
This indoor facility offers go-kart racing, laser tag, paintball with compressed foam balls rather than paint, and archery tag (a similar game to paintball played with foam-tipped arrows in which you can live out your Katniss and/or Legolas fantasies).
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"Awesome concept, fun and challenging! Can't wait to try another room!" - Catherine K. on Escape Room RVA
Escape Rooms are a new and intriguing sort of experience that has been sweeping the nation. Participants are led into a themed room in which they must figure out a series of puzzles and challenges in order to escape.
"My favorite gig here in Richmond, VA. Relaxing day with my S/O while experiencing a traditional ride with amazing drinks!" - Andrew F. on RVA Trolley Tours
Are you a beer-loving couple? Richmond is one of the best craft beer cities in the nation, and RVA Trolley Craft Beer Tours offers a different way to visit local breweries and sample some great local brews. These tours embrace local history with an emphasis on Richmond's original trolley system, which was one of the world's first.
Trolleys are enclosed and heated in the winter months, offering a comfortable, social, educational, and safe means of traveling between breweries like Hardywood, Legend, Strangeways, Isley, Center of the Universe, Midnight, and Lickinghole Creek. Winery and plantation tours are available as well.
""Thank you so much for organizing such a great team builder for the CarMaxgroup last Friday. They are still laughing and talking about it today!" - AnnaMarie Kirios on ComedySportz
Are you and your date looking for something to laugh at? ComedySportz is comedy played as a sport. But whether or not it is actually about any sports is up to you! This team is one of Richmonds top voted comedy clubs and they are reviewed with flying colors. These shows can be totally improv, so you never know what its going to lead to.
heir troop has won "Best Local Comedy Group" by Style Weekly Magazine 4 times, and has won "Best Comedy Club" and "Best Performing Arts Company" awards from Virginia Living Magazine from 2012-2015.
READ MORE: Save 10% when you book as a group
Want even more ideas? See some of our other great Richmond lists.
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