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Looking to meet your New Year’s resolution in Richmond? From treating yourself to investing in the community, check out our local resolution recommendations below.

Practice self care

  • BareSOUL Yoga and Wellness | 13 S. 13th St. | Head to a community class around the city or tune in for a virtual session.
  • Body Arc | 131 Richmond Hwy. | Get set up with a personal trainer or try out a group class and build strength, health, and wellness outside of a traditional fitness space.
  • Main Street Spa and Wellness Center | 24 S. Auburn Ave. | Make an appointment for an aromatherapy session or facial.
  • Need to decompress? Check out our guide to a calming spa day in Richmond.
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The West End Branch of RPL.

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Read more books

  • Richmond Public Library | Multiple locations | Sign up for a free library card and check out books, audiobooks, and streaming content — plus more benefits.
  • The Book Bar | 1311 E. Main St. | Pick up your next favorite read or join the subscription service to get a quarterly box with a book by a BIPOC author and self-care items.
  • Library of Virginia | 800 E. Broad St. | Stay consistent by joining a book club like the library’s Literary Virginia Book Group, which picks monthly reads with ties to the Commonwealth.
  • Looking for your next read? Keep it local with our list of authors with ties to Richmond.

Take a class or see a gallery show at VisArts.

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Meet new people

  • River City Sports and Social Club | Multiple locations | Join a team and get in the game playing basketball, cornhole, kickball, skeeball, and more.
  • Visual Arts Center of Richmond | 1812 W. Main St. | Learn a new creative skill and meet other artsy Richmonders at a VisArts class.
  • Creative Mornings RVA | Multiple locations | Everyone is welcome at the local meetings of this global network of makers, movers, and shakers. Pro tip: Events are typically on the third Friday of the month and feature speakers from around Richmond.
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The Pulse runs East-West from Willow Lawn to Rocketts Landing.

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Drive less

  • GRTC Pulse | Route from Willow Lawn to Rocketts Landing | Hop on the fare-free bus rapid transit line instead and say goodbye to parking struggles and traffic headaches. Bonus: All GRTC buses are free, so you can explore beyond BRT.
  • Breakaway RVA | Meet-up locations vary | This local group has monthly, family-friendly meetings for biking enthusiasts that end with surprise activities.
  • Bike Walk RVA | Multiple locations | Plan out your daily commute or a special ride with the group’s Richmond Bikeways Map.
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Get your questions answered at the Customer Service Counter at City Hall.

Get involved in local policy

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Explore the floodwall on foot or by wheels.

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Explore your city

  • Richmond Slave Trail | Manchester Docks to First African Baptist Church | This walking trail chronicles the history of the trade of enslaved people in Richmond, with educational panels along the route.
  • Basket and Bike | 1301 E. Cary St. | Hop on a bike and explore on a downtown excursion or street art and secret garden tour.
  • James River Park | James River | Try out a new trail and see Richmond’s natural playground from a different perspective.
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