RVA was full of activities and festivals for the Spring. Unfortunately, we are in stay at home mode. Therefore visiting all the museums, parks, restaurants, and breweries is not an option.
While the new norm is to flatten the curve, we can still appreciate most that our community offers. Below are some suggestions for us to practice social distancing while still exploring and enjoying this great city.
Museums are closed around the nation, but many have utilized their social media platforms and websites to offer virtual tours and activities. Here is a short list of RVA museums and what they offer:
- The Science Museum of Virginia posts daily musings, offers a library of videos and remains active on social media.
- The Virginia Museum of Culture and History has curated and shared a collection of history for you to view through virtual tours and lecture series.
- Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is also offering virtual tours. Perfect for the spring.
Parks are still open for now. While many have restricted playground equipment, ball fields, and basketball courts, the trails are still open. This is a responsible way to get out of the house and maintain social distancing recommendations. Virginia State Parks are open for day-use, and if you visit their site you can find a local park.
The GRID, a Greater Richmond news outlet, has recently begun hosting virtual happy hours where local musicians will be featured and connection can still occur across the community remotely. Check out full details on the GRID site.
There are many activities that we can still experience from home. RVA is a great town to live in and around. Let us know what you are up to.