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Family Vacation in Virginia: Top Destinations

Idyllic Family Vacations in Virginia

Nestled in the southeastern mid-Atlantic region of the USA, Virginia is known for its exciting cities, moderate temperatures, and an array of thrilling outdoor adventures. Beautiful beaches, world-famous parks, museums, and wild pony sightings make it the ideal destination for a family vacation. For a laid-back trip with all-ages appeal, Virginia ranks at the top.

Family Vacation in Virginia: Top Accommodations

Cabin Luray
$375 per night
Cabin ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.6
"Outstanding" (5 ratings)
Luray, West Luray, Virginia
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Apartment Williamsburg
$79 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.0
"Very good" (1 rating)
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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Apartment Williamsburg
$113 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
"Excellent" (1 rating)
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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The Best Destinations for Family Vacations in Virginia

The Best Destinations for Family Vacations in Virginia

Virginia has an assortment of delightful destinations to visit with your family. With several located within a few hours' drive from each other, it's possible to see a number of them in a single trip. Here are some recommendations on locations to visit for family vacations in Virginia.

  • Virginia Beach

    It’s the perfect spot for family fun as it's full of protected areas, parks, and historic sites. Step out of your elegant accommodation and enjoy the pristine beach, or head to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Center to see sea life.

  • Williamsburg

    Visit this colonial capital of Virginia and experience the 18th-century charm. A stop at the Busch Gardens Williamsburg Park lets the little ones enjoy the thrills of excellent rides and roller coasters.

  • Old Town Alexandria

    With its majestic homes, world-class restaurants, and unique shops, this pedestrian-friendly city is a beautiful destination for a family vacation. Stroll down to the waterfront and hop onto a water taxi to Gaylord for shopping, or step into the Gadsby Tavern Museum and delve into history.

  • Shenandoah National Park

    There are over 60 peaks and 100 species of flora and fauna to spot in this picturesque park. Visiting during the spring and fall is recommended to see the blooming wildflowers and the changing autumnal colors.

  • Chincoteague Island

    This island is the home of the world-famous wild ponies. Take a guided tour on Assateague Explorer and cruise to the hidden parts of Chincoteague. The guides take you to areas where you'll see the ponies.

Best Places to Stay for Family Vacation in Virginia

Apartment Northeast Virginia Beach
$88 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
4.3
"Very good" (294 ratings)
Northeast Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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House Northeast Virginia Beach
$580 per night
House ∙ 9 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Northeast Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Apartment Northeast Virginia Beach
$107 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Northeast Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Things to Do During Your Family Vacation in Virginia

Things to Do During Your Family Vacation in Virginia

Virginia offers unlimited outdoor adventures for everyone to enjoy. The waterways, trails, and mountains offer a variety of settings for numerous outdoor activities that are suitable for all ages. Consider the following list of our best picks.

  • Zip Lining

    Virginia has adventures among the trees as well. Head to The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium and enjoy an evening climb in illuminated trees. Take to the treetops and enjoy amazing rides over the canopy.

  • Fishing

    The mild climate makes fishing on Virginia Beach comfortable all year round. Hop onto the boat for an inshore fishing trip with the little ones who may want to spend time on the water without going too far out to sea. Popular fish species include sea bass and striper.

  • Horseback Riding

    Trot down the beach amid the spectacular views of the Virginia Beach Pier. Saddle up and enjoy the waterside strolls and pristine mountain trail rides. Ranches such as Fort Valley have mares for hire.

  • Mountain Biking

    Virginia has fantastic terrain for biking. From the coastal trails to expert-level mountain trails, it has it all. Whether you’re a beginner or want a challenging trail, you’ll find a suitable route for biking.

  • Kayaking

    Get up close and personal with nature while gliding through the water. If you’re a beginner, it’s recommended to take a few lessons from the experts before venturing out into the lakes and rivers. Popular kayaking spots include the Great Dismal Swamp and Smith River.

Recommended Accommodations for Family Vacation in Virginia

Apartment Williamsburg
$120 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.5
"Outstanding" (2 ratings)
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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Apartment Williamsburg
$77 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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Vector Travel
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Apartment Williamsburg
$67 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
"Excellent" (2 ratings)
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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What to Pack for Your Family Vacation in Virginia

What to Pack for Your Family Vacation in Virginia

For those interested in veering off the beaten track to explore Virginia's wildlife beyond the cities, there are several necessary items that you should bring to make the most of the outdoor activities. Here is a list of recommended items to ensure you're equipped for all the experiences Virginia has to offer.

  • Personal Items

    You should pack your flight/travel documents, auto insurance cards, health insurance cards, driver’s licenses, and credit or debit cards. Carrying cash is recommended in case you require services from cash-only facilities.

  • Clothes

    Bring some t-shirts and shorts as well as full-length pants for your outdoor activities. Bring bathing suits for water activities such as kayaking and fishing. A wide-brimmed hat will offer you protection from the sun.

  • Shoes

    For outdoor activities in mountainous terrain like hiking, you’ll need some sturdy boots. For watersports, bring water shoes. Flip-flops come in handy when relaxing by the water, whereas sneakers are ideal for wandering through the city streets.

  • Tech and Entertainment

    Bring a camera to document your visit. For something to keep you and the kids busy while traveling, magazines and books, a deck of cards, note pads, and stationery are always a good idea.

  • Toiletries

    Include a beach towel, sunscreen, and insect spray in your list of essentials.

Top Offers for Family Vacation in Virginia

Apartment Williamsburg
$89 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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Apartment McGaheysville
$101 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (1 rating)
McGaheysville, Stonewall, Virginia
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Cabin Luray
$194 per night
Cabin ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (9 ratings)
Luray, West Luray, Virginia
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Shenandoah Rentals
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do vacation rentals for Family Vacations in Virginia cost?

On average, you can get an incredible rental for somewhere between $145 and $335 and find discounts up to 68%!

What kinds of rentals can I find for Family Vacations in Virginia?

We would suggest browsing our incredible selection Hotel rooms and House rentals for Family Vacations in Virginia.

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