Historic home tour ($ ) and nature center ($) with complimentary grounds and Japanese garden. Lovely any time of year.
If you are looking to spend the day at a park, Maymont is the one for you. Maymont park used to be a private residence until one day it was gifted to the city. Now anyone is able to go to the park, see the various wild animals and plants on display, visit the nature center and gardens, or explore…
This is a beautiful park, not far from the Guesthouse, that features a Gilded-era mansion & stables, a nature center & petting farm, Japanese & Italian gardens and many lovely walking paths.
“The VMFA is my absolute favorite spot in Richmond. They have great happy hours on Friday where you can hang out in the gardens or inside. They have local DJs come or bands. Every Thursday they have Jazz happy hours as well which are great for relaxing. The art is of course wonderful as well and new exhibits are constantly coming in. ”
“Presidents Monroe and Tyler are buried here. It is also a beautiful place to walk, run, or bike and the entrance is at the end of my block.”
“The historic Byrd Theatre is a great place to a see a movie-- tickets are $5, and there are a bunch of restaurants and dessert shops right next door to complete your date night experience :)”
“Belle Isle is a small island in the city of Richmond. Belle Isle lies along the James River, and is packed full of walking/riding trails. Crossing over the Robert E. Lee Memorial Bridge will provide you with a gorgeous sight that you won't want to miss, and takes you directly to the heart of Belle Isle. The island is open sunrise to sunset and a free parking is located on Brown's Island Way and Tredegar Street.”