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RVA is for Lovers!

From its vibrant arts scene and hip coffee shops to nostalgic attractions and exciting outdoor adventures, Downtown Richmond offers an array of experiences that will make your romantic getaway unforgettable. Indulge in the city's culinary delights, explore its history and culture and create lifelong memories together.

Looking for fun things to do in Richmond, VA for couples? Plan your Downtown adventure below and immerse yourselves in the charm of this romantic city with these fun date ideas.

For the Millennials

Richmond, Virginia, has become a thriving destination for millennials seeking romantic getaways. With its vibrant arts scene, hip coffee shops, Instagram-worthy spots, and live music events like Friday Cheers, Downtown offers the perfect mix of culture and excitement for young couples.

  • Explore the city's numerous art galleries showcasing local talent and thought-provoking exhibits. Make a night out of it every First Friday as apart of RVA First Fridays Art Walk.
  • Discover 15+ cozy and trendy coffee shops and try out local roasts, delicious pastries and breakfast options.
  • Seek out Instagram-worthy spots throughout Richmond, from hidden alleys with colorful murals to scenic vistas along the River.
  • Experience the lively atmosphere of beloved Richmond events and concerts like Friday Cheers, a popular weekly outdoor concert series held along the James River in May and June, or many other featured events.

For the Young at Heart

Downtown offers plenty of romantic options for those young at heart, who enjoy exploring nostalgia, historic sites, and entertainment that brings out their inner child.

  • Immerse yourself in the local theater scene by attending a show or musical production. Downtown Richmond boasts several theaters and entertainment venues that host diverse performances, providing a memorable evening for couples.
  • Embark on a couples' stroll along the scenic Canal Walk, soaking in the picturesque views and waterfront charm. Stop to read the historical markers and exhibits and be sure to take in the Riverfront art along the way!
  • Enjoy a romantic dinner under the city lights and stars as you dine al fresco at one of Downtown's delicious restaurants. From hidden gems to the most romantic restaurants in Richmond, Va, this list has it all!
  • See the city from new perspectives as you ride through on an RVA Tuk Tuk or Trolley Car! These open air vehicles make for such fun date ideas in Richmond, Va!

For New Richmonders

For couples who have recently moved to Richmond, there are plenty of activities and attractions Downtown to help them discover their new home while enjoying all the romantic things to do in Richmond, Va.

For the Active/Outdoorsy

Downtown Richmond's natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities make it an ideal destination for couples who love being active and exploring the great outdoors.

For the Foodies

Embark on a culinary adventure through Richmond's flourishing food scene. Join a food tour and explore Downtown's diverse cuisines, from Southern comfort food to international flavors. Indulge in tastings, learn about Richmond's culinary history, and discover hidden gems in neighborhoods like Jackson Ward or Shockoe Bottom.

  • Visit Hatch Local Food Hall, a lively food hall showcasing a variety of local vendors and eateries under one roof. With its vibrant atmosphere and diverse food options, Hatch Local is a foodie paradise.
  • Get a taste of the city on a Downtown RVA Booze and Bites tour. Visit restaurants to taste one of their best dishes, sip on a thoughtfully-chosen beverage pairing at each stop and finish with dessert!
  • Take a cooking class with Mise En Place where they will help you turn ingredients into a masterpiece through dynamic hands-on classes.
  • End your culinary journey with a visit to Sweet Wynns, and try out a couples ice cream workshop where you can craft your own original flavor!