7 Day Trip Ideas From Richmond

All within a 2 hour drive!

June 29, 2022

Itching to get out of RVA for the day? There's a ton to do right here at home in Richmond, of course, but sometimes a road trip is the best kind of family fun! 

To make planning easier for you, we've compiled a list of 5 places to explore within a 2 drive of Richmond. 

Is there a spot your family loves within driving distance of RVA that isn't listed here? Tell us about it by dropping me a line at

Please note: While we've done our best to keep information current and up to date, please check with attractions before heading out!

Luray Caverns 

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

Virginia Aquarium 

Experience one of the best aquariums in the country, with incredible exhibits and amazing animals representing hundreds of species.

Colonial Williamsburg

Museums , tours, love shows, shopping and more!


Visiting Jefferson’s house and the Monticello grounds engages the senses, stimulates the mind and provides a rewarding experience for all ages and interests.

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park is one of the most beautiful places in Virginia. The long and thin Virginia national park stretches across a stretch of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley.

Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge contains some of the most important wildlife habitat in the mid-Atlantic region. At near 113,000 acres, the refuge is the largest intact remnant of a vast swamp that once covered more than one million acres.


Yorktown is the third site in Virginia’s historical triangle and historically one of the most important places in the US. There is a beach too.