Summers in Central Virginia
Central Virginia has such an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities, summer vacations and day trips can easily be spent here. In our tough economy, many families are seeking relaxation close to home, and in Virginia, such opportunities are found right outside your door. With outdoor recreation and indoor adventures plentiful, there is no need to plan a long-distance trip and pay high costs on airfare. Whether you want to hike portions of the Appalachian Trail, take in scenic views on the Blue Ridge Parkway, or expand your knowledge of Virginia’s history, there is something for everyone. More Virginians are realizing they can vacation in their home state.
The 35 state parks in Virginia offer outdoor enthusiasts a plethora of opportunity. Surrounding beautiful lakes and hiking trails, our state parks are a wonder. Most campgrounds and cabins are open from March 1st through the first week of December, and several offer more developed sites with modern conveniences such as cooking and grilling equipment, bathhouses, electric and water hook-ups. If a tent’s night sleep doesn’t suit you, there are cabins and cottages for rent to make your vacation in the woods more comfortable. With the typical 14 day camping allotment, families and adventurers can plan an extended vacation at a Virginia state park.
Richmond offers a great deal of historic culture and charm, well-suited for a day or weekend trip. Named the City of Monuments, Richmond provides visitors knowledge of history, and it is found by walking along Monument Avenue. This monumental street memorializes Virginia native Civil War Confederates, as well as Arthur Ashe, an international tennis star, and Richmond native. The James River is also a main highlight of the area. Here, thrill seekers can tube and raft down the rambling water, or hop rocks from one side of the river to another.
The historical significance and lush landscapes of Virginia continues north to Charlottesville. Providing a nice mix of history, architecture, and small city sophistication, the Charlottesville area attracts millions of visitors each year. Home to Thomas Jefferson and his legacies-a university and his home, Monticello, Charlottesville is a beautiful place for any visitor to explore. Whether you want to spend the day hiking through the Blue Ridge Mountains, enjoy the best Virginia wines on a multi-vineyard tour or walk the campus of one of Virginia’s most prestigious universities, Charlottesville offers it all.
Named the Historic Triangle of Virginia, Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, provides visitors with exciting and enriching ways to spend their summer days. Those who are historically inclined can spend time learning the history of the state dating back to American Revolution. The College of William and Mary is a popular tourist destination in that it is the second oldest educational institution in the country. In addition to historical sites, the area offers enjoyment with its outlet malls and amusement parks. With such a vast range of activities, it is no wonder the area is one of the most popular visitor sites in the state.
No matter where in Virginia you decide to spend your summer, there are indoor and outdoor adventures for people of all ages. For more information on fun outings in Virginia, visit a local travel agency, or check out one of the region’s newspapers or websites. A vast amount of excitement awaits you in the towns of Central Virginia!
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