- Our list of the best things to do in Richmond, Virginia, features the top 111 nearby activities — including 49 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Richmond, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 32 things to do within the city of Richmond, VA , followed by 79 popular activities in nearby cities, including Midlothian, Petersburg, Glen Allen, Hopewell, Mechanicsville, Virginia and Charles City
131 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 23% Off Admission at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
1735 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 MoreLess Info
Treat your family to a fantastically, unusual day of fun at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Inside, enjoy the 4-D movies, and over 350 exhibits that will startle thrill, and open your eyes to the oddities that can be found in the world around us.
93% 27 votes
2218 Jamestown Road, Route 31 S., Williamsburg, VA 23185 MoreLess Info
Situated on the historic settlement of Jamestown, Jamestown Visitor Center features a museum with artifacts and archaeological digs. Visitors can also speak with staff members to learn about local attractions and to receive maps of the settlement.
An eight-screen movie theater, Movie Tavern Williamsburg displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, adult beverages and an in-theater dining menu that includes appetizers, burgers, salads, pizza and dessert.
89% 336 votes
2001 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 MoreLess Info
One of the most popular miniature golf courses in Williamsburg is Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. It is set in the world of 18th century buccaneers through mountain caves, beneath waterfalls, and over several footbridges.
Originally the residence of the royal governor, the Governor's Palace is an historical museum offering guided tours and animated demonstrations of life in 18th-Century Colonial Williamsburg. Reconstructed in the 1930s on the original site, the palace and grounds include outbuildings, gardens, and a boxwood maze…
79% 58 votes
Jamestown Road, next to Phi Beta Kappa Hall, Williamsburg, VA 23187 MoreLess Info
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is an art museum and part of the College of William & Mary campus. The museum maintains a permanent art collection and is host to a variety of traveling art exhibitions.
The Burgess Falls State Park is composed of four waterfalls which cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation. The park also offers fishing from the land or wading into the water, picnic areas, grills, and a children's playground.
92% 2721 votes
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, VA 23187 MoreLess Info
The first permanent English colony in America is commemorated by the Jamestown Settlement. The site features replicas of three ships, gallery exhibits, and an introductory film that explains the beginnings of Jamestown from multiple perspectives.
William and Mary College is a Colonial-era campus which has graduated four US presidents. A self-guided or student-led walking tour includes the Sir Christopher Wren building – America's oldest college building – and the historic Swem Library.