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


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

Augusta County 

Photo Safari
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
NASA Visitors Center / Virginia Air and Space Museum
Newport News' Celebration of Lights
Old Point Comfort Lighthouse
Williamsburg Christmas Wreaths

Hanover County

Polegreen Church
Richmond National Battlefield Park/Cold Harbor National Battlefield 
Road to Revolution Trail
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

Georges Hotel
Col Alto Hampton Inn

Loudoun County

Bluemont Winery
Cardamon Family Winery
Hillsborough Winery
Morven Park


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

Newport News

Newport News' Celebration of Lights

Orange County


Page County

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
Richmond's Canals
Richmond National Battlefield Park/Cold Harbor National Battlefield 
Road to Revolution Trail
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
Virginia Animal Safari

Rockingham County

Black History Driving Tour

Shenandoah County

Black History Driving Tour

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
Skyline Drive


Williamsburg Christmas Wreaths

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Updated April 2021

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.