My husband Brad and I aren’t big dinner daters – planning a babysitter and bedtime plus the cost of meals (and wine!) tend to deter us
Last week we dropped the boys off with a friend and spent a morning exploring Byrd Park and Cary Street neighborhoods on foot. I have trouble walking and photographing simultaneously, but here are a few pictures from our journey:
So taking a walk in a new place isn’t exactly revolutionary, but don’t underestimate it in date value! You get exercise, conversation, and entertainment (all free), and see things about your city you miss when driving. (You still have to arrange childcare, but I’ve found that easier and/or cheaper during the day) With any luck or a little prior planning, you’ll run across a coffee shop, ice cream parlor, farmer’s market, or other establishment where you can grab a treat, too!
- Some RVA walk date ideas
- Byrd Park/Maymont
- Fan/VCU (Go on a mural hunt or track down pocket parks?)
- Follow the RVA Liberty Trail
- Shockoe Slip/Canal Walk
- Church Hill
- Monument Avenue
- Museum District and Carytown
- Windsor Farms
- Libbie and Grove Avenues
- Westover Hills and Forest Hill
Obviously, walking WITH kids works great too (as long as yours aren’t in the awkward “too big for strollers, too tired for long-distances” stage like ours are). You need a sturdy stroller for non-walkers because sidewalks tend to be uneven.
What walks do you recommend? What about your favorite cheap date?? (Comment here or on Facebook)