Got cabin fever this winter?
It’s easy to just stay inside all day and watch Netflix when it’s cold, but sometimes it feels better to get up and moving. If you have a day where you are tired of sitting inside, grab a few friends and head to the city or stay local.
A day in Richmond city?
Start off your day with a trip to Galaxy Diner! It’s always warm and busy, so the atmosphere is perfect to get out on a chilly day. Also, if you bundle up, Carytown has tons of nice shops to pop in to. It’s great for a cold day because the streets are lined with shops, so if you ever feel cold you can run in to the heat.
When you start to get tired in the afternoon, stop by Lamplighter Roasting Co. There is a location near Carytown, so that makes it the perfect post-shopping coffee stop. They also serve pastries and sandwiches if you’re hungry.
After a nice coffee, head to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The VMFA is a great place to go when it’s cold because you can spend hours inside looking at art. There is usually a special exhibit taking place as well as permanent galleries, so take your time!
For dinner, there is nothing like a warm piece of pizza when it’s winter! Mary Angela’s is a Richmond classic, and it has a great pizza place atmosphere. Also located in Carytown, it’s only a couple blocks from the VMFA.
A day around Short Pump?
Begin the day with a stop at Sugar Shack! Sugar Shack serves a variety of specialty doughnuts and they are always fresh with wacky flavors as well. They also serve great tea and coffee, as well as good music to start your day off right.
On a cold day, it is best to stay indoors and avoid the mall. Go thrift shopping! There are many different local Goodwill stores, and they all hold unique treasures waiting to be found.
After thrifting, there is nothing better than stopping for a burger. Burger Bach has a nice atmosphere and their burgers are huge- enough to keep you full until dinner and keep you warm throughout the day.
To get some activity in, bowling is a fun break on a cold day. Grab a lane for you and some friends, and bowl for a couple of hours. Not only is it warm, but you also get some exercise.