While there is plenty to do right here in Richmond, there are also lots of places that make for an easy getaway that is full of fun and inexpensive activities for the whole family. It makes for a simple and doable day trip especially for a car packed full of a big family. No matter what age or interests you will find something for everyone. Check out these five places to take your day trip that range from ordinary to extraordinary.
Maymont Richmond, VA
The Maymont in Richmond is a classic, even if you have been before it’s still a great day trip for those who have younger children. There are over 100 acres of land and gardens that are guaranteed to take your breath away. On top of the views, there is a nature center that includes a petting zoo plus a children's farm and wildlife exhibit. As a bonus, you can explore the mansion. Maymont hosts fun events all year long so be sure to check out their calendar before your next visit.
Virginia Beach, VA
It’s summertime, the weather is warm, a day trip to the beach is calling your name. The best part is that it’s free to go soak up the sun on the sandy beaches or splash in the water. There is a small fee during the summer to park on the beach. Virginia Beach is about a 2 hour trip from Richmond which makes for a perfect family trip. There is also a 3-mile long boardwalk with places to shop or eat, restrooms, and a giant play area for kids. During the evening the city of Virginia Beach provides free entertainment in the summer months.
Skip all the busy season when groups of students are touring the nation's capital. Washington DC and explore it with your own kids. With it being only 100 miles from Richmond, it only makes sense to explore the history-filled town. You could go multiple times because of how much there is to do. Learn more about the history of the nation by visiting the White House, Lincoln Memorial, or a walk on the National Mall to see the famous monuments you’ve read about in textbooks. The Smithsonian Museum will blow your mind and take up hours of your trip. If you’ve had enough sights and wonders grab some tickets to a Washington Nationals MLB game full of fries and home runs.
Luray is known for the most popular caverns the East Coast has to offer. it is amazing Luray Caverns that is situated in the breathtaking Shenandoah Mountains. It’s about a two and a half hours from Richmond and is filled with stunning rock formations, mudflows, and mirrored pools. If you and your family are craving an adventure than these Caverns are calling your name.
In Williamsburg, just a few miles from Busch Gardens lies Virginia's largest water park called Water Country USA. This park is full of thrills and chills plus a whole lot of water. There are slides of all sizes, wave pool, and a lazy river for those who want to take it easy. Pro tip, buy tickets online to save you a few extra bucks!
Before your day trip make sure to stop by Bimmer Rescue to make sure your car is ready for the road. Our technically-trained auto mechanics at Bimmer Rescue in Richmond are all A+ factory-trained and certified master automotive technicians with at least ten years of hands-on BMW, MINI, and Audi experience under their belts. Make an appointment today and feel confident that you are taking great care of your vehicle! You’ll see why clients from Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, The Fan District, and surrounding areas have chosen Bimmer Rescue as their premier auto repair service. You’ll find us at 6401F Dickens Place in Richmond, VA 23230. We look forward to serving you soon!
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