Sunday Funday – Richmond, Virginia

I’m sure the phrase “Sunday Funday” has popped up on your Facebook newsfeed, in a Twitter hashtag or you’ve overheard it on E! Entertainment one time or another. No, I’m not talking about that coral hue of Essie nail polish, but an end-of-week celebration that’s made diving into pitchers of mimosas and taking advantage of the ever popular brunch a nationwide spectacle.

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Still don’t get it? Here’s how Urban Dictionary defines “Sunday Funday:”

“By celebrating the “Sunday Funday” you can extend your weekend festivities just a little longer before hanging up your party pants. This day typically starts out with mimosas or bloody marys aka hair of the dog. It then typically continues through out the day until you find yourself wasted by about 6:30ish. Since the “Funday” ends early enough, you can rest assured that you will go to bed aka pass out early enough to be perfectly refreshed for work on monday morning.”

If you’re currently a Richmond resident like myself, or just in the area for the weekend here’s a short, sweet list of the best things to do to commemorate this festive day.

  • New to the game. If you’ve never joined in on the Sunday Funday excitement, I suggest starting off easy and enjoying a few hours with some friends over brunch. Visit Richmond.com’s list of the best deals for finding mimosas and brunch in Richmond. Don’t worry, they’ll have Bloody Mary’s too! Browse here.
  • For the museum and history buffs. Visiting the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia Capitol Building or the Museum of the Confederacy on Sundays are perfect for taking in some of Virginia’s history!
  • Take a walk. After spoiling yourself with chicken and waffles from Mint Gastropub, you’ll want to walk off all those calories from that southern comfort food. Walking threw Maymont Park or strolling along the Canal are a great way to take in scenery and fit in some exercise too!
  • Budget friendly. If you still aren’t 100 percent how you should spend your Sunday, check out Groupon or Living Social for some great ideas that are specific to the Richmond Area!

Since tomorrow is Sunday, I hope you take these exciting suggestions and put them to good use! Experiencing Richmond is a great way to get to know the dynamics of the city and enjoy yourself while you’re at it.