With the price of gas making travel more expensive, the idea of leaving home for an event can seem daunting. Fortunately, Richmond is a vibrant and compelling city with enough fun activities to easily turn your tournament weekend into a vacation for the whole family.
Between a plethora of cool museums, stunning natural habitats and botanical gardens, and all kinds of high-energy facilities to occupy little ones, there is sure to be something for everyone in the capital city of Virginia.
Summer time is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors, thankfully Richmond makes it easy to do so, offering a 54 acre island named The Belle Isle that is positioned on the James River and is completely free! If you’re interested in something a little more manicured, look no further than the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, complete with 50-acres of landscape, a tea house, a library cafe, a children’s garden, and a fairy forest.
While there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the July sunshine, Richmond makes staying in doors equally appealing. With 6 major museums ranging from history, to literature, to science, everyone is sure to find their interest piqued. Poetry fanatics are sure to be engulfed in the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, boasting the largest collection of the late poet’s memorabilia from his time as a Richmond resident. For the history buffs out there, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture will undoubtedly provide satiation. Of course this museum list would be incomplete without mentioning the Science Museum of Virginia, which not only includes three floors of exhibits and interactive activities, but also a planetarium and a children’s section.
Certainly, Richmond is an exciting and beautiful place to bring yourself and your loved ones as a summer retreat. There is no shortage of things to do and places to explore, with attractions spanning all age groups and interests. We hope you will join us for an energetic weekend of good spirited fun and teamwork, and check out all that the river city has to offer while there!