Nine Summer Getaways For Families, Part Two

by Casey Higgins | Posted: May 27, 2015

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There were many fun places to explore in Part One of this series, and now we have nine more nifty places for you to consider for a family summer vacation in Virginia.

 

— MATHEWS AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY —

Piankatank River

You’re going to fall in love with the rural bay town of Mathews. Enjoy the water, sunrises and sunsets, bargain hunting, crabbing, fresh seafood, and fun entertainment at places like Donk’s Theater, the “L’il Ole Opry.” >> Check It Out

ALSO SEE: Nine Summer Getaways for Families, Part One

 

— OLD SCHOOL FREDERICKSBURG —

Goolrick's Pharmacy

Legit good cookin’ and sweet treats ice the mulit-layered cake that is authentic Fredericksburg. Enjoy the river, the historic sites, and other interesting stops along the way. Flea market or apothecary, anyone? >> Check It Out

 

— FROM THE BRIDGE TO THE RIDGE —

The Natural Bridge

One of Virginia’s famed natural wonders is none other than the Natural Bridge. The bridge itself is incredible; a jaw-dropping experience, really. Add to it the caverns, nearby Virginia Safari Park (a “Top 10 Animal Attraction in the U.S.” by FamilyFun Magazine, the Blue Ridge Parkway and some time in historic downtown Lexington, and you have a winner. >> Check It Out

ALSO SEE: Five Out-of-the-Way Places to Explore Off I-81

 

— BEACH + MUSIC GETAWAY —

Courtesy Beach Street USA

Virginia Beach is more than one beach. Choose your beach style from three distinctive beaches, and pair it with a summer full of excellent musical entertainment. You will have so much fun that you’ll want to do it again next summer. >> Check It Out

 

— THE A.T., A RESORT AND WINE, TOO —

Blue Mountain Brewery and Restaurant

Afton is more than a mountain you cross on Interstate 64. Enjoy beautiful things when you get off that well-worn path: the outdoor adventure, peak experiences, resort fun, and maybe a sip of wine, too. >> Check It Out

 

— LAKES & TRAILS OF PATRICK COUNTY —

Smith River and Philpott Lake Dam

The family that hikes together stays together. Head to Patrick County on the VA/NC border to experience lakes, the trails that surround them, and even backcountry camping. >> Check It Out

 

— PHILPOTT LAKE & MARTINSVILLE —

Check out the Martinsville side of Philpott Lake, too. There you can seek out murals, check out Martinsville Speedway (NASCAR’s short track darling), borrow a bike for free and enjoy the Dick & Willie Trail, get up close and personal with dinosaur bones, and plenty more. >> Check It Out

ALSO SEE: Take the Scenic Route: US Route 58, Part Two

 

— REAL NATURAL BEAUTY: VIRGINIA’S EASTERN SHORE —

Assateague Island Pony Watching from the Assateague Channel

Seaside to bayside, the Eastern Shore is a place families can have fun on the water and the sand, see wild ponies, NASA launches, and lighthouses. It doesn’t get much better. >> Check It Out

 

— BREAKS: VIEWS, WHITEWATER, ADVENTURE —

Breaks Interstate Park, Stateline Overlook

In southwest Virginia you’ll find Breaks Interstate Park, a 4,600-acre wonderland straddling Virginia and Kentucky, and home to the “Grand Canyon of the South.” Family fun possibilities are only as few as your imagination is short. >> Check It Out

 

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Irma gooley
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I think that the Eastern Shore would be a beautiful place to visit.

Lori Purdy
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Virginia is a beautiful state

Jonnie Giles McDowell
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I would like to go to Southwest Va. to enjoy the views and whitewater adventures !! I have always liked out doors and would like to go down rapids !!

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[…] There were many fun places to explore in Part One of this series, and now we have nine more nifty places for you to consider for a family summer vacation in Virginia. — MATHEWS AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY — You’re going to fall in love with the rural bay town of Mathews. Enjoy the water, sunrises and sunsets, bargain hunting, crabbing, fresh seafood, and fun entertainment at places like Donk’s Theater, the “L’il Ole Opry.” >> Check It OutALSO SEE: Nine Summer Getaways for Families, Part One — OLD SCHOOL FREDERICKSBURG — Legit good cookin’ and sweet treats ice… Read more »
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