14 Day Trip Ideas For Summer Fun Near RVA

June 14, 2019

There are so many great and close adventures awaiting us, and, they are not that far from RVA. I have come up with a list you use this Summer to help with some ideas for a day trip or maybe even overnight.

I hope you find this helpful and if you habe another idea, please share it too!

 Alexandria, Va

Visitors will find plenty of fun and free things to do in Alexandria, right outside Washington, D.C. There is waterfront to sit and watch boats dock at the Marina while street performers entertain.  King Street is a walkable mile with tons of shops and restaurants. There is also a  Free King Street Trolley.  Check out the Museums, they are free.

 Natural Bridge Zoo & Natural Bridge 

A great day trip to this privately-owned zoo with interactive experiences including elephant rides, feedings & a petting zoo.

The natural bridge park is more than just a bridge. You will enjoy forests and rolling meadows with surrounding mountains/ There are 6 miles of hiking trails, including Lace Falls with a 30-foot cascade. There is a visitor center where you will find exhibits and a gift shop.

3. Luray Caverns  

Luray Caverns is the largest caverns in the eastern United States, yet walking through feels more akin to an unearthly experience.

4. Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo is a 53-acre zoo in Norfolk, Virginia.

5. Virginia Aquarium 

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, formerly known as the Virginia Marine Science Museum, is an aquarium and marine science museum located in Virginia Beach,

7. The Virginia Living Museum

The Virginia Living Museum is an open-air museum located in Newport News. The exhibits include aspects of an aquarium, science center, aviary, botanical preserve and planetarium

8.Yorktown Battlefield

Check out where  American independence was won at the Yorktown Battlefield, administered by the National Park Service as part of the Colonial National Historical Park.


All t Montpellier, history, trails, gardens, spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and  BBQ, you’ll need more than a quick trip to take in all Montpelier has to offer. Bring your family, bring your friends, and explore the 10 coolest things at the lifelong home of James Madison.

10. Prince William County Visitors Center

Experience iconic attractions such as Manassas National Battlefield Park, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Jiffy Lube Live, Potomac Mills, IKEA, Cabela’s, Prince William Forest Park, Leesylvania State Park

11.Lake Anna

Lake Anna is one of the largest freshwater inland lakes in Virginia, covering more than 13,000 acres with 225 miles of shoreline. Located 72 miles south of Washington, D.C. in Louisa, Orange and Spotsylvania Counties, and close to Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Charlottesville, Lake Anna is easily reachable from anywhere in Virginia.

12.Yorktown Beach

Located in Historic Yorktown, this 2-acre public beachfront caters to family fun and is one of the only beaches in Hampton Roads to feature a Mobi-Mat and Mobi Chair for visitors in wheelchairs.

13. Carter Mountain 

Pick-your-own peaches, nectarines, apples & vegetables are available here April to November.

14. Rafting In Charlottesville 

Bring your friends and family for a day of fun on the river.
Fun for all ages and experience levels!