Richmond Top 5



This week has been absolutely beautiful after a very rainy September, I am so happy to see the sun shining. Kyle has been away on business for over a week now in one of my favorite places to visit, Southern California. He promises me he hasn’t been surfing the waves but working hard. The girls and I have spent a lot of time bonding over college soccer games, haircuts, running a local race and more soccer. Fall keeps us busy!

What fall fun are you up to?

As a travel specialist I inspire others to see the world but I also think it’s so important to discover your own local city. There is so much that we don’t see because we are busy people. Busy driving to work, running errands, watching kids play sports, the list is endless. I thought I would start off with a local newsletter with my top 5 favorite fall activities.


James River // There are so many ways to explore the river based on your family’s interest. Take a walk across the pedestrian bridge and explore Belle Isle, a great place to have a picnic, watch people kayak the rapids or take a hike on a trail.

Capital Trail // The Capital Trail spans from Richmond to Jamestown following the James River. The trail is paved and great for a walk or a bike ride.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking// Richmond has several fun family filled pumpkin patches around town. Lloyd, Ashland and Gallmeyer Farms are just a few local pumpkin patches. For apples, we enjoy a quick drive up to Carter Mountain to get some fresh picked apples, nothing compares to the view and crisp apples.

Maymont Park // A fun park to explore which contains the Maymont Mansion, a children’s farm, nature center, formal gardens and the most impressive wild life exhibit in Richmond. You will can even see a bear at this beautiful park. The rolling hills require a good pair of walking shoes and a stroller is good for the little ones. Get lost, take a picnic and enjoy!

Festivals // Too many to pick just one but get out and enjoy some local culture. Short list of a few festivals are the Armenian Food Festival, Stone’s Throwdown in RVA, Bluegrass festival, Street festival of the Arts, Oktoberfest, RVA Makerfest and the list goes on.


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Alyssa Gordon