Best Things to do for Fun in RVA

By Keiter CPAs

Best Things to do for Fun in RVA

No matter the interest, the city of Richmond offers a variety of fun things to see and do ranging from annual music and cultural festivals, historic landmarks and museums, local sports clubs and events, outdoor activities and much more. There is never a dull moment in Richmond with the many concert halls and theatres showcasing talent both locally and nationally, local wineries and craft breweries, and unique restaurants featuring daily happy hours and food specials. With most work commutes under 30 minutes, that leaves plenty of free time to enjoy all the entertainment Richmond offers. The Greater Richmond Partnership of Virginia (GRPVA) provides a detailed look at some of the best Richmond attractions where a great time is guaranteed.

Food and Drink

Richmond is surrounded by highly acclaimed restaurants, breweries and festivals with many different tastes such as Mama J’s soul food restaurant, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, and the annual Richmond Bacon Festival. Richmond prides itself on its food culture providing daily food and drink specials, even on the weekends. Here are a few favorite local food and drink locations and activities:

  • Legend Brewery
  • Annual Broad Appétit Food Festival
  • Station 2
  • The Village Café

Arts, Music and Culture 

Much like food and drink, some of the best things to do for fun in Richmond involve the local entertainment scene. Richmond has a huge arts and music scene with Virginia Commonwealth University leading as the #1 public fine arts school in the nation. Many bars and restaurants host live music throughout the week such as jazz and blues played every Friday night at Emilio’s Spanish Restaurant and underground punk rock and hip-hop played regularly at Strange Matter RVA. There are also various cultural and music festivals, museums, concert halls and theaters, and comedy clubs that cater to Richmond’s live entertainment scene like:

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Annual Richmond Jazz Festival
  • Richmond Funny Bone
  • Altria Theater


Richmond hosts many observant and participatory sports and activities like local college and sports team events, Richmond-area charity runs, and sports clubs and golf courses like the Richmond Fencing Club and Birkdale Golf Course. Here are a few more sports that are fun to watch or play:

  • Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Team
  • VCU College Basketball
  • Broad Street Mile Fun Run and Festival

Outdoor Activities

Outside events and activities reign supreme in the city with Richmond overlooking the popular James River which features biking and hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking, rock climbing, and fishing. There are many other gardens, parks, beaches and islands that surround the Richmond area and are perfect for outdoor activities like:

  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
  • Texas Beach
  • Belle Isle Biking Trails
  • Maymont Park


With Richmond owning more retail space per capita than any other city of comparable size, there are plenty of shopping opportunities of all varieties and sizes such as shopping malls, town centers, and unique boutiques and shops. Here are a few shopping attractions to visit:

  • Short Pump Town Center
  • Regency Square Mall
  • Carytown
  • The Shops at Willow Lawn


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