Girls Just Want to Have Fun in Goochland
There’s nothing better than a Goochland getaway with friends. So clear your schedule, gather the girls, and head to Goochland for unique experiences you’ll treasure all year long.
Begin the day with the relaxation and stress relief you deserve. Heart of Yoga has various yoga, meditation, and pilates options at the ready. A mindful morning will leave your group chanting “ommm-g!”
Every vendor at Manakin Market–and every product–has an origin story you’ll love. Enjoy a small-batch coffee, a fresh baked good, and marvel at the creativity of local food-makers and artisans.
Planning tip: Manakin Market is held every Saturday from 9 am – 12 pm, May – October.
Your girls’ day in Goochland gets pretty wild from here on out! A wild plant and mushroom hunt through the woodlands is nothing short of extraordinary. You’ll bond with your girlfriends–and the great outdoors—as you forage for mushrooms and learn to identify the medicinal plants blanketing the 65-acre farm. Savor the thrill of the chase and a one-of-a-kind adventure with your nearest and dearest.
Planning tip: plan your mushroom adventure in advance by contacting Haashrooms.
Celebrating all things local is on theme, so savor what’s in season and source some picnic provisions at Courthouse Market & Grill. Featuring made-to-order sandwiches, snacks, and splurge-worthy treats, Courthouse Market is well-stocked for any craving! If diner-style specialties are the way forward, Goochland Restaurant is a go-to serving American favorites.
For groups embracing all things Southern chic, shopping in the Courthouse area is the perfect place to find bespoke keepsakes. Visit River Road Cottage and Six Pence Home Decor for the regional treasures you seek.
The proprietors of Byrd Cellars or Grayhaven Winery will be the first to tell you: wine isn’t a beverage; it’s an experience best enjoyed with those you love. The live music, the vineyard panoramas, and the wine flights create an atmosphere that’s unpretentious and wonderful. Cheers!
What’s in a name? Everything. Eccoti, which translates to “Here you are” in Italian, has a sense of place that draws you in and enchants you with every bite. The cuisine is Italian-inspired, and the atmosphere channels the warmth of the Old Country.
After a day spent foraging, marketing, and sipping, capping off your day with a celebratory meal at Sunset Grill feels equally right. Sunset Grill’s casual atmosphere and array of cocktails, pastas, steaks, and seafood specialties are tasty and inviting.
A day discovering Goochland’s hidden gems–and giggling with friends–-is one well spent.
Plan your girls’ trip today!