As of Tuesday, March 17, Governor Ralph Northam has asked that all Virginian’s follow the CDC's recommendation against gatherings of 10 people or more. “Everyone must play a role to help flatten the curve and mitigate the spread of this (COVID-19) virus, and that starts with social distancing,” the Governor said. “We know this will be a hardship for many businesses, and we are assisting workers affected by closures. Public health relies on every individual using common sense and making responsible decisions. We can and will get through this difficult time. But we must work together to do so.” While we should not congregate in person, and should stay six-feet from others, that doesn’t mean we must stay inside.
Richmond is blessed with a beautiful downtown riverfront full of walking, running and biking trails for all levels of expertise. The James River Park System downtown includes Belle Isle, the Manchester Climbing Wall, the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, Great Shiplock Park, Chapel Island and so much more! Find out all of what the park has to offer here!
The Virginia Capital Trail connects the Commonwealth's past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along the scenic Route 5 corridor. In downtown Richmond, the Capital Trail connects its visitors to the Canal Walk and to Brown’s Island too.
Check out our "Outdoors" page for a comprehensive overview of things to do outside when you’re in downtown RVA!
Are you taking a walk around historic downtown Richmond neighborhoods and want to know more about them? Visit our "Historic Neighbrhoods" page for more information!
While you’re enjoying the great outdoors (or indoors) we hope you’ll enjoy All Together Now: 15 Years of the Richmond Folk Festival Live. The festival’s first compilation album includes select tracks recorded live over the years since the National Folk Festival first came to Richmond in 2005. See all tracks included on the album and how you can order one today below!
Order carry-out or delivery from these Richmond restaurants that are currently operating and open for business!
Check out our list of "10 Instagram-Worthy Spots to Visit in Downtown Richmond" and make a day out of it!
Be sure to stay in touch with friends and family! During this time of uncertainty, stay virtually connected with everyone, especially those who may be home alone or unable to work. Checking in by text or phone call may help to reduce stress. Here are some more ways to reduce anxiety: yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, find a furry friend, have a good laugh and stay positive!