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7 Romantic Date Nights in Richmond, VA


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Richmond, Virginia is a charming city with a lot to offer couples looking for a romantic getaway. From historic sites and art museums to trendy restaurants and cozy bars, there's something for everyone in Richmond, especially fun dates nights.


If you're planning a romantic weekend in Richmond, here are 7 date night ideas that are sure to make your heart skip a beat:


1. Stroll through Carytown.


building with cute paint in carytown


Carytown is a charming neighborhood with cute shops, cafes, and restaurants. Start your date with a coffee at The Mill on Grace, then do some window shopping or browse the art galleries. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at The Boathouse or Mama J's Kitchen.


2. Picnic in Maymont Park.


park with river

Maymont Park is a beautiful 100-acre estate with gardens, a petting zoo, and a mansion. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon exploring the grounds. Be sure to check out the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden, which are especially romantic.


3. Take a ride on the Kanawha Canal.


boat in canal

The Kanawha Canal is a scenic waterway that winds through the heart of Richmond. Take a romantic boat ride with Swan Boats of Richmond and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city.


4. Catch a show at the Virginia Repertory Theatre.


repertory theatre front

The Virginia Repertory Theatre is a professional theater company that produces a variety of plays and musicals throughout the year. Enjoy a night out on the town with a pre-show dinner and drinks. Book your tickets here.



5. Take a cooking class at The Chef's Kitchen.


people cutting vegetables

The Chef's Kitchen is a cooking school that offers a variety of classes for all levels. Learn how to make a delicious meal together and then enjoy the fruits of your labor.


6. Get cozy at a speakeasy bar.


cozy bar

Richmond has a thriving speakeasy scene. Dress up in your finest vintage attire and enjoy a night of cocktails and music in a hidden bar. Some of our favorites include The Jasper, Metzger's, and The Roosevelt.

7. Go stargazing at Belle Isle.


stars in dark sky

Belle Isle is a 54-acre island in the James River that offers stunning views of the city. On a clear night, you can see the stars twinkle above the city lights. Pack a blanket and some snacks and enjoy a romantic evening under the stars.


No matter what your interests are, you're sure to find a romantic date night idea in Richmond that will make your heart skip a beat. Hopefully these 6 date ideas in Richmond, Virginia helped you plan and get excited! Go ahead and book your getaway today!

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