Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Free or Cheap ways to spend the day around Richmond

As a mother of three I am always looking for ways to get out and see Richmond or the surrounding counties/cities without spending an arm and a leg.  To my surprise when I started looking I came across a lot of fun and entertaining things to do.  My hope is that I can share some of the places we like to visit so that you can visit and get as much entertainment out of them as we do. 

A few of our favorite free places:

A tour of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Henricus Park in Chesterfield (the city portion does require a fee but the hiking trail and picnic area is free to use)

The Ferry from Jamestown to Scotland (Williamsburg Ferry) and back

The Poe Museum in Richmond-There is usually a fee to tour the museum but on special occasions it is open to the public for free.

Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg

Visit Maymont Park

Take a swim or bike Belle Isle


Other things to do that may not be free but wont break the bank....

Petersburg National Battlefield $5 entry fee per car load

Catch a game at the Diamond-Go Squirrels!

Visit the Chesterfield Zoo

Tour one of many state parks - Usually around $5 dollars to visit for a day/per car load

Some other free places to do:
Visit historic Hollywood Cemetery
Bike the trails off of River Road in Richmond
Swim at Pony Pasture
Walk along the river front at City Point in Hopewell
Tour one of the MANY historic museums in Richmond or Petersburg
The Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond
Children's Museum of Richmond
Walk along the Canal Walk

I know this list is not inclusive of all that the area has to offer.  And it is primarily focused on Richmond and surrounding areas but that is because I live in that area.  But what else is out there?  What do YOU like to do?

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