1. Visit One of America’s Stunning National Parks
Seventy-five miles from Washington D.C. lies Shenandoah National Park in Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains. So if you’re looking to enjoy both an epic road trip and to cross another U.S. National Park off your list, you can do both in Virginia’s first national park.
2. Stay at the Ultimate Family Four Season Resort
Massanutten Resort is around the bend from the Swift Run Gap entrance of Shenandoah National Park. The mid-Atlantic’s premier all-season resort’s award list is almost as long as its extensive list of on-site amenities.
3. Experience Wine Country Without Flying to the West Coast
Did you know that Virginia’s Loudoun County is also Wine Country? In 1984 the area’s first vineyard, Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, opened, and almost 40 years later, there are 40-plus wineries in the area.
4. Splurge on a Special Getaway
If you’re looking for a luxurious stay, take a look at The Salamander Resort, also in Wine Country. It’s one of the D.C. area’s Forbes 5 star rated hotels. Opened nine years ago, it’s on 340 acres of stunning Virginia countryside, yet only 35 minutes from Dulles International Airport.
5. Play World-Class Golf
The state’s diverse terrain, mid-Atlantic temperate climate, and 200 days of sunshine a year make it a top golf destination. With over 220 public golf courses, both classic and modern designs, and courses built by the game’s great architects, one of the best things to do in Virginia is spelled f-o-r-e.