Your first week in the West End of Richmond
As you settle into one of the homes for sale in Richmond, you may have time to explore the area before starting a new job or perhaps going to school. Summer is a particularly great time to move to the West End, as there are many fun things to do and kids have the vacation to get acclimated to their new home. Help your children and yourself see all that this part of town has to offer by spending the week after your move doing something new every day!
Monday - Bogeys Sports Park (1675 Ashland Road). The whole family can enjoy the seven-station batting cage or play a challenging round of miniature golf. Let dad relax at the driving range, which features 39 tee stations.
Tuesday - Tuckahoe Little League (2400 Little League Drive). Newcomers lucky enough to move at the beginning of summer can catch a few regular season and playoff little league baseball games. Friends and neighbors bring chairs to watch the youngsters and the concession stand offers delicious summer classics like hamburgers and hot dogs.
Wednesday - Bar Louie (11788 West Broad Street). This is the place to be Wednesday nights. Leave the kids with a babysitter and enjoy Wednesday-only drink and appetizer specials while sitting beneath the stars on the patio.
Thursday - Short Pump Town Center Summer Concert Series (11800 West Broad Street). The summer concert series at Short Pump Town Center has become a West End tradition. It occurs every Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. in the main plaza. This year, it begins June 21.
Friday - Regal Cinema Short Pump 14 (11724 West Broad Street). On Friday nights, the movie theatre in Downtown Short Pump is brimming with energy. People of all ages wait outside for their flick to start, mingling with friends and enjoying the warm weather. You'll typically see familiar faces here on the weekends and after the movie, join everyone having a tasty bowl of frozen yogurt next door at Sweet Frogs.
Saturday - Innsbrook After Hours (4901 Lake Brook Drive). This year marks the 27th anniversary of Innsbrook After Hours, arguably the best outdoor concert series in Central Virginia. Performers scheduled for this year include The Avett Brothers, Darius Rucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Train and many more.
Sunday - West End Assembly of God (401 N. Parham Road). Whether you're looking for a new church or simply something to do on Sunday, check out the West End Assembly of God (WEAG). It has some of the best music in the city and the professional-quality theatrical performances feature live animals walking down the aisles and actors flying above the crowd on trapezes.