Virginia Destinations




Explore great daytrip destinations throughout Virginia! Listed by county/city or by region, below.

Accomack County

Chincoteague NWR 
Kayaking the Assateague Narrows 
Tangier Island









Albemarle County

Monticello


Alexandria and Vicinity

Alexandria African-American Heritage Park
Alexandria Black History Museum
Contraband and Freedman Cemetery
Freedom House Museum
Gadsby Tavern
Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary Shop Museum


Amelia County

Sailor's Creek Battlefield Park


Arlington County

Arlington National Cemetery 
Mount Vernon Trail
Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Rail Trail




Buckingham County

Natural Chimneys Regional Park


Campbell County

Lynchburg 24-in-24 Challenge
Anne Spencer House & Garden
Lynchburg Overview -- COMING SOON!
Old City Cemetery
Percival's Island Rail Trail
Point of Honor Mansion -- COMING SOON!






DELMARVA

Assateague Island Light House
Kayaking the Assateague Narrows

Dinwiddie County

Poplar Grove National Cemetery


Fairfax County

Alexandria African-American Heritage Park
Alexandria Black History Museum
Contraband and Freedman Cemetery
Dyke Marsh Kayaking
Freedom House Museum
Gadsby Tavern
Gunston Hall and Open Hearth Cooking at Gunston Hall
Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights
Mount Vernon Trail
Scott's Run Nature Preserve
Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary Shop Museum
Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Rail Trail





Fredericksburg and Vicinity

24-in-24 Challenge
1781 Brewery
Culinary Fredericksburg
Ferry Farm Living History Museum
Fredericksburg Civil War Battlefield
Fredericksburg National Cemetery
Government Island Hike
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Museum
James Monroe Museum
Mary Washington House
Murals of Fredericksburg
Potomac Point Winery
Trolley Tour of Fredericksburg
Quaint Town
Wilderness Winery and Vineyards


Frederick County / Winchester

Mount Hebron Cemetery (Winchester)
Stonewall Jackson Winchester Winter Headquarters
Tilghman Moore House (Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters)
Tuscarora Trail / Eagle Rock Day Hike
Winchester National Cemetery
Winchester, VA 


Hampton / Hampton Roads

Black History in Hampton VA
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
Fort Monroe Segway Tour
Fort Wool
Hampton Beaches
Hampton's Hidden History
Hampton History Museum
Miss Hampton II Harbor Tour


Hanover County

Richmond National Battlefield Park/Cold Harbor National Battlefield  
Polegreen Church -- COMING SOON!
Road to Revolution Trail -- COMING SOON!
Scotchtown Plantation


Henrico County

Malvern Hill Battlefield -- Seven Days Battle
Truffle Making with Chocolates by Cathy


King George County

Belle Grove Plantation and Bed & Breakfast


James City County

Historic Jamestown
Jamestowne Settlement
Williamsburg Christmas Wreaths


Lexington
Georges Hotel
Col Alto Hampton Inn

Loudoun County

Bluemont Winery
Cardamon Family Winery
Hillsborough Winery
Morven Park





Lynchburg

24-in-24 Challenge
Anne Spencer House & Garden -- COMING SOON!
Lynchburg Overview -- COMING SOON!
Old City Cemetery
Percival's Island Rail Trail
Point of Honor Mansion -- COMING SOON!




Newport News

Newport News' Celebration of Lights


Orange County

Montpelier


Prince Edward County

High Bridge Rail Trail
Moton Museum
Sandy River Outdoor Adventure and Retreat


Prince George County

Blandford Cemetery
Petersburg Battle of the Crater National Battlefield


Prince William County

Manassas National Battlefield Park 





Richmond & Vicinity

American Civil War Museum 
Confederate White House 
Historic Jamestowne
Hollywood Cemetery
Jamestowne Settlement
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens 
Making chocolate truffles
Malvern Hill Battlefield -- Seven Days Battle
Maymont Mansion
Moton Museum
Museum of the Confederacy 
Newport News' Celebration of Lights
Petersburg Battle of the Crater National Battlefield
Poe Museum
Polegreen Church -- COMING SOON!
Richmond's Canals
Richmond National Battlefield Park/Cold Harbor National Battlefield 
Road to Revolution Trail -- COMING SOON!
Sandy River Retreat
Sandy River Outdoor Adventure
Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park
Scotchtown Plantation
Tredegar Iron Works 
Williamsburg Christmas Wreaths



Rockbridge County

Georges Hotel
Col Alto Hampton Inn
Grand Caverns
Iris Inn
Kayaking James River
Natural Bridge State Park -- COMING SOON!
Virginia Animal Safari


Shenandoah County

Cedar Creek/Belle Grove National Battlefield and Historic Site
Kayaking Lake Laura
Massanutten State Park
New Market Battlefield
Story Book Trail 
Strasburg Mural Photo Safari
Virginia Civil War Museum and again -- COMING SOON!


Shenandoah Valley

24 in 24 Challenge
Cedar Creek/Belle Grove National Battlefield and Historic Site
Georges Hotel
Col Alto Hampton Inn
Grand Caverns
Iris Inn
Kayaking James River
Kayaking Lake Laura
Natural Bridge State Park -- COMING SOON!
New Market Battlefield
Story Book Trail
Strasburg Mural Photo Safari
Virginia Animal Safari
Virginia Civil War Museum and again -- COMING SOON!


Spotsylvania County

Virginia Renaissance Faire


Stafford County

Government Island Hike
Potomac Point Winery

Warren County

Front Royal, VA 
Prospect Hill Cemetery (Front Royal, VA)
Shenandoah National Park Leaf Peeping in 2014 and 2015



Williamsburg


Williamsburg Christmas Wreaths






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Updated May 2020





1 comment:

  1. As someone who grew up in Maryland, and also has done dozens of day trips all over the east coast, I'm a bit surprised by the lack of trips to certain parts of Virgina. In particular very little on Williamsburg, one of the best places to visit on the East Coast. In addition, nothing on Albemarle County (Charlottesville), Augusta County (Staunton, Waynseboro), and Rockingham County (Harrisonburg). Mabye I'm biased, as I know live in Harrisonburg, but all of these places have many wonderful places to visit. IMHO you should spend some time exploring these locations.

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