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 Parks | Water Parks | Get Back to NatureOn the Atlantic Ocean | Somewhat UnexpectedHot History | Joyful Noise | Museums & Exhibits
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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.
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?
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.
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.
"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.
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?
Plan a visit to a Virginia museum to discover excitement and education all in one place. Younger children will enjoy the hands-on experience of the Children's Museum of Richmond, Charlottesville's Virginia Discovery Museum, and Amazement Square in Lynchburg. Want something that will interest both adults and kids? The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, the Virginia Museum of Natural History, and the Science Museum of Virginia all combine science and visually stunning displays to enthrall every audience.
Last Updated: 03/24/2016
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