LIST: Socially-distant things to do in Richmond


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to stay in all the time! If you are healthy and willing, 8News has compiled a list of things for you to do this weekend around the river city. And remember – wear your mask and stay six-feet apart!


  • Belle Isle — A popular RVA spot is open from sunrise to sunset. You can sight see, ride your bike, walk, fish, hang out on the rocks, swim or go rafting.
  • Richmond Slave Trail — Take a self-guided walking tour of a trail that chronicles the history of enslaved people in Virginia.
  • Virginia Capital Trail — Pedal your way into an adventure with some friends and enjoy a bike ride west of the city. Learn more about the Virginia Capital Trail


If you’re a fan of air conditioning, take some time to check out new exhibits at many Richmond-area museums. The Valentine Museum has a new exhibitcalled, Ain’t Misbehavin’: 1920s Richmond, that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Roaring Twenties.

“This exhibition is perfect for this moment in our community,” said Valentine Director Bill Martin. “Just as in the 1920s, Richmond today is going through a time of dramatic reassessment and renewal, and many of the same issues that made headlines 100 years ago are again part of the conversation.”

Also check out: 

  • The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
  • The Black History Museum And Cultural Center of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
  • The Valentine, 1015 E. Clay Street
  • The Institute for Contemporary Art, 601 W Broad Street
  • The Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street


  • Kabana — Kabana rooftop is working with Soul Taco to bring you tasty eats while you kick back and relax with a view of downtown Richmond.
  •  Q Rooftop Bar — Make a reservation and check out the rooftop at the Quirk Hotel! Make sure to try their summer favorites: shrimp ceviche, chilled summer bean salad or grilled street corn.


  • Byrd Park — This is the perfect date spot. Chill out by the fountain while eating takeout from a restaurant in The Fan.
  • Maymont — The outdoor park and gardens are open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Robins Nature Center just reopened, so go out and meet their new animals!
  • Libby Hill Park — Pick up some lunch at Union Market and catch up with a friend.

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