5 Ideas for a Staycation in & Around Richmond

You don't have to travel far to enjoy a great getaway with your family

March 29, 2021

Feel the need to get away but want to stay close to home because of the pandemic? We get it! So we've rounded up five great ideas not far from Richmond. Whether you want to get away overnight or just for a day trip close to Richmond,  here are five ways to enjoy a family staycation within a short drive of Richmond.

1. Illuminate the Estate

This is a new one, and sounds really neat! Join us for an evening self-guided stroll through the grounds of The Estate at River Run- illuminated by The Lighting and Sound Company!
Family Friendly, covid-safe, and own outdoor walking experience at your own pace!
Enjoy the spring temperatures and an outdoor event lighting spectacularly like you've never seen before!
Designed by highly skilled lighting designers!

2.Virginia Safari Park

The VIRGINIA SAFARI PARK, a 180-acre drive-through zoo located in Natural Bridge,Va In the Safari, you'll be able to see animals run and frolic with abandon on our 180-acre property.

3. Lake Anna State Park

Lake Anna park offers swimming, fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. There are also historical and educational activities and a visitor center to learn local history.  You can also plan a visit to the Goodwin Gold Mine to pan for gold and take guided tours.

4.. Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg

A sure win - 79,000 square foot indoor water park.  The slides, trails and all of the water fun are just the start. Then , check out the  live shows, story times and character appearances, plus attractions like a ropes course, a 4-D movie theater, mini-golf, the MagiQuest adventure game, bowling, and more.

5.Virginia Beach - Ocean, Aquarium & more 

A busy oceanfront boardwalk full of fun, plus the ocean.  There are plenty of great restaurants, shopping and family-friendly activities.  Plan a dolphin watching tour  or visit the  Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.

Please note: There may be travel restrictions in place due to the pandemic. Please check with local and state governments before traveling. Also, while we are doing our best to update closures and cancellations, please make sure to double-check with the attraction before heading out!