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    The Carytown Food and History Tour

    Never go on a history tour within thirty minutes of eating -- You could drown. Wait. No. That's swimming. Your fine on this tour. Follow your tour guide to an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and professional services. Pop in and out of various restaurants, cafes, and shops where you will sample each food purveyor's best dish. Depending on the availability of the restaurants, you will visit: Water Coastal Kitchen, Xtra's Cafe, Don't Look Back, Nile, Virginia Diner Shoppe, and Carytown Cupcakes (subject to change without notice). The exact walking route may vary, but you might find yourself sampling fresh & local seafood, world-renowned tacos, famous Virginia peanuts, exotic Ethiopian food, and more. Treat yourself to a delicious surprise! It's safe to say you'll enjoy yourself on this delightful outing.
    The Carytown Food and History Tour

    3111 W Cary St, Richmond

    • Explore Carytown in a unique way as you sample food and snacks from 6 different restaurants, cafes, and shops
    • Learn from a knowledgeable local as you wander the streets
    • Hear how these merchants started their business and learn from the guide about the fun and quirky history of Richmond, Virginia and the neighborhood of Carytown
    • Enjoy the eats and the stories with the whole family
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    Downtown Food and Cultural Tour

    This city of Roanoke has so much charm, you'll just want to eat it up! This tour is your chance to get a taste of what Roanoke is all about without having to take a bite out of a brick facade. You'll visit seven top food establishments over the course of three hours of relaxing fun, getting an inside look at the city's vibrant food scene. Your guide will fill you in on the food culture as you go, plus point out iconic landmarks, hidden treasures, and colorful historical insights.You'll even receive a downtown restaurant guide and coupons to continue your fun later! Hey, it didn't use to be called the Big Lick for nothing!
    Downtown Food and Cultural Tour

    2409 Lincoln Ave SW, Roanoke

    • Get to know the Roanoke food scene during a three-hour restaurant tour
    • Visit seven different eateries for delicious samples
    • Learn about Roanoke's history and food culture from a fellow foodie
    • Check out both popular sites and hidden treasures that only locals know about
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    Sunday Brunch Food Tour

    In Roanoke and up for a whole brunch of fun? You might want to add this Sunday excursion to your menu! You'll set out with a local guide and fellow foodie to explore some of the locally-owned eateries for enough samples to comprise a hearty meal. The itinerary include visits to a hotel-turned-restaurant, one of Roanoke's most upscale establishments, a Virginia-grown food specialist, and one of the United States' oldest farmer's markets. Between stops, you'll wind your way through the Historic District's main streets and hidden alleys, getting a look at the city's deep heritage and diverse culture. Hear stories of local lore and check out architectural mainstays from your guide. Have we whet your appetite?
    Sunday Brunch Food Tour

    2409 Lincoln Ave SW, Roanoke

    • Explore Roanoke's Historic District during a Sunday brunch tour
    • Visit popular local restaurants and the farmer's market for samples
    • Learn about the food culture and local lore from an energetic, knowledgeable guide
    • Immerse yourself in a satisfying and satiating Sunday experience
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    NASCAR 3 Lap Experience (Richmond)

    There are now seven Fast and the Furious films in the franchise. We get the idea. Wouldn't your rather feel the thrills firsthand? On this ride along experience, you'll ride shotgun in a NASCAR race car zooming at an incredible 165 MPH. The 3-lap run will be driven by a professional driving instructor and will give you insight on the skills necessary for driving a NASCAR racecar. You're going to go home bragging to your car-loving friends about your high-octane experience. Don't wait until Fast and the Furious 8 -- experience the real deal instead!
    NASCAR 3 Lap Experience (Richmond)

    602 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond

    • Experience the thrills of riding shotgun in a NASCAR race car driven by a professional driving instructor
    • Enjoy an exhilarating 3-lap ride that reaches speeds of up to 165 MPH
    • Fulfill a fantasy that all NASCAR lovers dream about
    • Go home bragging about your intense riding escapade
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    NASCAR 8 Lap Experience (Richmond)

    Do you feel the need -- for speed? Richard Petty Driving Experience can help you out on that front. Come down to Richmond International Raceway and get behind the wheel of a 600 horsepower NASCAR race car! The rookie experience consists of 8 exhilarating, heart-pounding laps around the track. You'll be able to channel your inner Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., or -- obviously -- Richard Petty. A trained professional will help you with your technique and address any safety concerns -- you'll be in good hands! Your friends at home will be so jealous.
    NASCAR 8 Lap Experience (Richmond)

    602 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond

    • Get behind the wheel of a real 600 horsepower NASCAR race car
    • Drive an exhilarating 8 laps, zipping around the track like a professional
    • Fulfill a fantasy that all NASCAR lovers dream about
    • Go home bragging about your driver's seat experience
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    NASCAR Experience (1 Run)

    Did you dream of being a race car driver as a little kid? Don't give up on your dreams -- get your butt in gear and sign up for the NASCAR Racing Experience! You'll meet with the Crew Chief who will walk you through the basics of your vehicle and the track. Once you feel comfortable, buckle up and put the pedal to the metal! You'll race around at breakneck speeds for eight minutes of adrenaline-fueled excitement. And yes -- passing is allowed! Your two-way radio will keep you in constant communication with the Crew Chief who will guide you past the finish line. At the end of the day, you'll receive a Graduate Certificate and a racing licence prove that you completed the course! Remember -- if you can dream it you can do it!
    NASCAR Experience (1 Run)

    600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond

    • Drive a real NASCAR race car for a 8-minute racing session around one of the nation's premier speedways
    • Talk over a 2-way, in-car radio with a personal racing instructor the entire time on the track
    • Meet with the Crew Chief before you get on the track to learn the fundamentals of racing
    • Get a Graduate Certificate and a souvenir racing license for bragging rights on this 3-hour adventure
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    NASCAR Ride Along

    Did you dream of being a race car driver as a little kid? Don't give up on your dreams -- get your butt in gear and sign up for the NASCAR Racing Experience! Not feeling up to getting behind the wheel just yet? Take a ride along with a professional driver who will give you a feel for the NASCAR experience. You'll meet with the Crew Chief who will walk you through the basics of your vehicle and the track. After you get comfortable, strap into your vehicle as your professional driver takes your around the track three times at breakneck speeds! Next time, you'll be ready to get behind the wheel after this exciting introduction to the sport of NASCAR. Remember -- if you can dream it, you can do it!
    NASCAR Ride Along

    600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond

    • Ride in a real NASCAR race car for a 3-lap session around one of the nation's premier speedways
    • Meet with the Crew Chief before you get on the track to learn the fundamentals of racing
    • Learn from a pro as you hit top speeds with a real race car driver
    • Strap in for an incredible day at the race track
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    Music on the Patio

    From the its picturesque location on the edge of Shenandoah National Park, beneath the shadow of Old Rag Mountain, to its stylishly rustic tasting room and patio space, the scene is nothing short of tranquil at DuCard Vineyards. Add a lineup of delicious homegrown wines, and, well, things can get silly in the best way possible pretty quickly. But why stop there? The vineyard's "Music on the Patio" series offers live tunes to send your sense of euphoria into the orbit. Singer-songwriter, rock, funk, soul ... Each event features a different local artist or band carefully selected to help set the ambiance for a relaxed, social affair. Sounds like bliss.
    Music on the Patio

    40 Gibson Hollow Ln, New York

    • Enjoy a live music event hosted on DuCard Vineyards' picturesque estate
    • Discover local musicians and bands specializing in various musical genres
    • Enhance the fun with a delicious selection of food and estate wines
    • Treat yourself to a laidback, social event designed to please the senses
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    Indy-Car Double

    Do you have a serious need for speed? Get into the fast lane with the Mario Andretti Racing Experience! If you want to know what it feels like to be a real-life racecar driver then you are in the right place. Get behind the wheel and drive a full size, Indy-style racecar after a drivers meeting with your Crew Chief. You'll be on your own behind the wheel for two, eight-minute timed racing session on one of the nation's premier speedways. There's no lead car to follow as you drive by yourself for the whole racing session. Once you're finished, make a pitstop and do it all over again. Every second counts, so get ready, set -- go!
    Indy-Car Double

    600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond

    • Get ready for a 3-hour experience that will blow you away
    • Drive a full size, Indy-style racecar that's similar to the ones Mario Andretti raced in his amazing career
    • Get a taste for racing with 2, 8-minute sessions on the track
    • Buckle up for an incredible adventure
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