Vacations for Kids in Virginia

Vacations for Kids in Virginia
Taking kids on a trip to Virginia is a lot easier if you know some of the best places. There are different places in the state that let you get kids out of the house and stay active. Your kids will have so much fun in some of these Virginia destinations that they won't even miss those video games at home.

Adventure Challenge

Adventure Challenge is a Richmond area attraction where you and your whole family can learn a new outdoor sport such as river tubing or snow skiing depending on the season. A trained guide teaches your group the fundamentals of the sport and then puts you out in the field where you can test your new skills. The company can even arrange for discounts on lift tickets, equipment rentals or anything else you need.

Adventure Challenge
Richmond, Virginia
(804) 276-7600

Luray Caverns

Over 1.25 miles of the Luray Caverns are open to the public and the site is also home to the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. One of the largest carillon bell towers in the world is located in the area, as is a garden maze, a golf resort and shops and restaurants. You can spend an entire day wandering through the caverns before venturing into some of the other attractions in the area.

Luray Caverns
970 U.S. Highway 211 West
Luray, Virginia 22835
(540) 743-6551

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway has enough attractions that you can easily spend a week or two and still not see everything. Virginia State Parks, the Booker T. Washington National Monument and the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site are located right along the Parkway. There are also cabins, lodges and campgrounds located on the Parkway.

Goshen Pass

The Goshen Pass Nature Preserve is situated in Rockbridge County and has views of the nearby Maury River and gorge. Once you pull into the attached parking lot, you can hike along the gorge, take one of the other hiking trails or cross over the swinging bridge. The park encourages guests to pick up after themselves, but you can still bring along lunch or snacks. It's a great way to teach kids about nature.

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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