Father’s Day around Richmond, VA

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Father’s Day around Richmond, VA

Richmond. This hidden gem of the Virginia Commonwealth is home to countless historical landmarks and neighborhoods, museums and a long heritage of gastronomic innovation. Close to so many other attractions for sport and fine arts throughout Virginia, Richmond is a great destination for your Father’s Day holiday. Read on for some of our favorite highlights of Richmond, and for our top picks for things to do on Father’s Day. 

Hiking around Richmond

For the more outdoorsy dads, central Virginia and the Commonwealth have an enviable selection of scenes from rapids to streams, ancient forests and lakes to enjoy. Make the most of the June sunshine with some of our favorite picks for hiking and outdoors fun. Belle Isle Trail boasts immersive, verdant paths and stunning rapids, while the Forest Hill Park Trail is a great, lush, pet-friendly option with hidden, great viewpoints over the nearby streams and forests. Our highlight is the Pony Pasture Rapids Trail for a quick getaway from Richmond and great photo opportunities. 

Dining around Richmond

Of course, no Father’s Day is complete without delicious food, thankfully, with the selection of talented chefs, kitchens, eateries and restaurants around Richmond, dads of every palate and taste will find themselves truly spoilt for options. The Jefferson Hotel is a grandiose experience renowned for its assortment of finger foods and scones at their tea service, while The Fancy Biscuit is another local establishment beloved for its selection of pastries and baked goods that are delicious in house as they are delivered or on-the-go. Our highlight is Andre’s Grill, and how they’ve elevated brunch classics with a tasteful selection of ingredients, where the smoked salmon omelets with boursin cheese stands out among carefully crafted eggs Benedict and French toast.



With over twenty golf clubs, the Richmond area offers more than plenty of options for both golf enthusiasts and those families who just want to spend Father’s Day weekend on the green. Providence Golf Club in South Richmond offers some 18 holes over 6529 yards, while Vinterra, Independence and Magnolia Green offer a great variety of on-site amenities, dining and golfing for those who want to turn the event into a full day’s plan. For those families who want a more casual experience, or would rather practise driving, Topgolf and Drive Shack offer laid-back atmospheres that make for great photo album additions. Finally, for those younger travelers or those wanting to enjoy the oddities and challenge of a mini-golf course, there are plenty of options including Putt Putt Fun Center, Bogeys Sports Park or again, the Topgolf location north of the Museum District.


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