Things to Do

3 must-do weekend trips within 5 hours of Richmond

Downtown Wilmington. Photo: Brianna Crane/Axios

Whether you're looking for an urban getaway or adventurous retreat, here are three destinations to consider for your next weekend trip.

5 big concerts worth the drive from Richmond

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Tickets for Madonna's Labor Day weekend show go on sale today. The Material Girl is playing in D.C. — just like every other big-deal artist since the Richmond Coliseum shuttered in 2019.

But in celebration of her "The Celebration Tour," here are five other upcoming shows from beloved artists of the 80s and 90s, all within a two-hour drive.

Your Richmond winter weekend cheat sheet

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Winter in Richmond doesn't have to mean hibernating until St. Patrick's Day, and the promise of green beer reminds us there's stuff to do in this city.

Why it matters: Cold weather and overcast skies can make us feel gloomy, but this list of mark-your-calendar winter fun will cheer you right up.

Friday the 13th tattoo specials in Richmond

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Thirteen: The unlucky number dreaded by event coordinators, parents of tweens and hoteliers is thought to be lucky in the tattoo world.

Perhaps it's the flouting of mainstream tradition or the lore that sailors would get inked with "13" to scare away bad luck, but Friday the 13th has long been an unofficial holiday in the tattoo world.

Hanukkah celebrations around Richmond

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Hanukkah starts at sundown Sunday, and Richmond's celebrating in plenty of ways.

Here's a roundup to get you through the rest of the month.

Richmond New Year's Eve 2022 parties

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New Year's Eve done right. Photo: Bettmann / Contributor / Getty

New Year's Eve is on a Saturday this year, so lock and load for some pretty lit parties.

Here are some of our picks for the coolest things to do that don't involve falling asleep to Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper's drunk banter.

The best, very Richmond white elephant gift

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Thank you to the reader who asked last week’s most ingenious question: What’s a great, very Richmond white elephant gift?

After a bit of research, we’re pretty sure the present none of us wants can be found at the American Civil War Museum's gift shop.

Ned Oliver
Dec 12, 2022 - Things to Do

The best Richmond-made holiday gifts

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

You can totally represent Richmond while doing your holiday shopping. We have suggestions.

🍾 Drinks: If this isn’t the season’s hottest gift, we don’t want to live here anymore. Pair a bottle of Valentine’s Meat Juice Bloody Mary mix with a bottle of Cirrus Vodka.


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