Spring Break Family Fun

  • Virginia is ideal for a family spring break.

    Toddlers and teenagers alike ... and, of course, couples and groups of friends can enjoy these places, too, so check 'em out.

    Theme & Water Parks | Beautiful Outdoors
    On the Horizon | Somewhat Unexpected
    Hot History | Need Speed? | Joyful Noise
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    Theme & Water Parks

    Make plans to hit a theme park. Enjoy the countries of Busch Gardens in Williamsburg or the family roller coaster park of Kings Dominion near Richmond.

    Outdoor waterparks are closed until the summer season, so check out the indoor Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark in Williamsburg and the Massanutten Resort Water Park in McGaheysville. 

     

    Beautiful Outdoors

    Get back to nature at Virginia State Parks, voted "America's Best." Enjoy camping, hiking, biking, fishing and wildlife watching. Do a little research to see if there are geocaching opportunities.

    If you and your family love creature-seeking, you'll enjoy adventuring about Virginia's nature centers, zoos and Natural Area Preserves. Meet aquatic life at indoor aquariums, touch pools and in interactive living exhibits.

    Children are thrilled to visit the eerie worlds created by dripstone stalactites and stalagmites in Virginia's Caverns. Did you know that some of the caverns were discovered by curious children and their dogs?

     

    On the Horizon

    Virginia Beach

    This is a great time to enjoy one of Virginia's Beaches. The water might give a refreshing tingle, but you can play volleyball, build sand castles, fish from a pier or sunbathe. Many hotels offer heated pools so the kids can still get in their waterplay.

    This is the most beautiful time of year for a hot-air balloon ride. Choose the northern Shenandoah Valley or Charlottesville. Cool mornings, gentle breezes and spectacular spring blossoms make it a memorable experience.

     

    Somewhat Unexpected

    If your family enjoys Weird & Wacky attractions, Virginia has a complete list of off-beat things to do. For example, visit Dinosaur Land, home to more than 50 fiberglass prehistoric creatures — lifesize! Or you might want to visit Virginia's Childhood Totems, such as Route 11 Potato Chip Factory or the Birthplace of Mr. Peanut.

    Try your piloting skills in an official NASA Shuttle Landing Simulator at Air & Space Center in Hampton. For more flight and space explorations, see Out-of-this-World Vacations.

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    Hot History

    "History is fun," say the folks at Jamestown Settlement. Did you know that 2007 marked the 400th birthday of our nation's founding by the English who settled in Jamestown in 1607?

    Another fun, historic place to visit is Colonial Williamsburg, where you and the kids can pretend you're living in colonial days. The entire town stays in character 24 hours a day.

    Dive into Virginia's presidential history in a fun, kid-energized way to learn about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson.

     

    Need Speed?

    kids in go-karts at Virginia International Raceway

    Spring kicks off the racing season for cars, horses and people!

     

    Joyful Noise

    If your family enjoys country and bluegrass music, why not take a trip along The Crooked Road - Virginia's Heritage Music Trail that takes you from the Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol to the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, with plenty of family- friendly music venues along the way?

Spring Break Events

Kings Dominion
Kings Dominion

Williamsburg - Busch Gardens® Opens Daily for Spring Break - Busch Gardens is open daily March 27 through April 12 for spring break. Families desiring a cure ...

Richmond - Apr. 1 - Jun. 1 - A Million Blooms - Recently voted #2 in USA Today's 10Best Public Gardens contest, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is ...

Williamsburg - Mar. 23 - Nov. 29 - RevQuest: The King's Advance - See the Revolutionary City through the eyes of an undercover agent. Side streets are now secret ...

Portsmouth - May 5 - 9, 10, May 12 - 16, 17, May 19 - 23, 24, 25 - NEW! Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog - A big red opening takes place on Valentine’s Day, for a BIG RED DOG named CLIFFORD! Board the ...

Richmond - May 13, 20, 27, Jun. 3, 17, 24, Jul. 15, 29, Aug. 19 - Lunch Break Science - Pack a lunch and join us on your break every Wednesday to listen to experts share easy to ...

Fairfax - Jun. 1 - Children’s Performance Series – Mr. Skip - Start the week off with Mr. Skip, our favorite music man! Mr. Skip, who is all about music and ...

Theme Park and Water Park Travel Deals

Virginia Beach - Jan. 15 - Dec. 19 - Virginia Aquarium Package at Ramada on the Beach - Take an underwater adventure through the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center when you book at ...

Outdoor Themed Travel Deals

Leesburg - Sep. 23, 2014 - Sep. 23, 2015 - Comfort Suites Leesburg - Adventure Games Package - Comfort Suites Leesburg offers the ultimate in outdoor adventure with our Adventure Games Package. ...

History & Museum Travel Deals

Jamestown Settlement
Jamestown Settlement

Williamsburg - May 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2015 - America's Historic Triangle Vacation Package - Discover America's Historic Triangle, where a year-round vacation package allows you to take part ...

Fredericksburg - Nov. 7, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2015 - Fredericksburg Timeless Package - History buffs unite! This is your ticket to our finest historical landmarks, including: Kenmore, ...

Williamsburg - May 1, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2016 - History Is Fun! Package - Take hold of America's beginnings in two centuries with one ticket to Jamestown Settlement and the ...

Arlington - Jul. 28, 2014 - Nov. 19, 2015 - International Spy Museum - Enjoy two tickets to the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C, breakfast for two in the ...

Fredericksburg - Nov. 7, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2015 - Old Town Tour Package - All aboard the Trolley Tour to America's most Historic City! Enjoy an entertaining and informative ...

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