Are you looking for a fun family getaway? You’ll be shocked at all the cool things to do on a Virginia Family Vacation. You can visit historical cities, tour Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home, hike through Shenandoah National Park and explore the awe-inspiring Luray Caverns.
All of these exciting places to explore are centered around the Shenandoah Valley and can make for a quick weekend getaway or a full week family vacation.
Get inspired for your Virginia Family Vacations with these unforgettable activities & destinations.
Virginia Family Vacations
The amazing Shenandoah National Park has stunning views as you drive along Skyline Drive or take a hike through the park. Families will love hiking to a waterfall and viewing all the wildlife.
Use this guide to find out everything you need to know before you take your family to explore Shenandoah National Park.
Surrounding the Shenandoah National Park is the Shenandoah Valley. Visitors can explore the cute towns of Winchester and Staunton. Families will enjoy learning about the area at local historical museums and a great children’s museums. Afterward spend time walking the streets visiting shops and delicious restaurants.
Ready to be awe-inspired? Then you have got to see the Luray Caverns. This huge cavern with 10 ft high ceilings is covered in amazing stalagmites and stalactites. There is also a cool reflective lake and organ made from the cavern that really plays music. It’s a can’t miss when in Shenandoah Valley!
The charming city of Charlottesville is a great place to spend a day with your family. You’ll love their historic downtown with cool shops, restaurants, and museums. Then head over to the campus of the University of Virginia to see architecture created by Thomas Jefferson. Find out all the Top Things to Do in Charlottesville VA With Kids to explore this beautiful city.
Our family loved visiting Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Plantation. Here history comes alive as you walk through his home, learn about the slaves that live on the plantation and stroll the beautiful gardens.
There are tons of family-friendly activities too. Take a family guided tour of the home geared toward keeping the kids engaged. Then play games from Jefferson’s time, create secret codes and use a telegraph machine in the Griffin Discovery Room.
Looking for a great family-friendly resort to visit all these awesome Virginia Attractions? The Massanutten Resort is located in between all of these attractions and it’s the perfect base for your Virginia Vacation.
It’s an all-season resort that offers skiing, snow tubing and ice skating in the winter months right on site. In the summer take the kids to their adventure parks for zip lining, ropes course, gem mining, and 4 pools. Adults will love the two golf courses, paint and sip classes, mountain biking trails and more.
There really is something for everyone in the family to do including an indoor and outdoor Waterpark perfect for any time of the year. Find out more in our review of the Massanutten Resort in Virginia.
We spent a week in Virginia and were able to visit all of these wonderful attractions. You could also break these up for a few fun weekend getaways with the kids. Take a minute to read these guides and get inspired for your Virginia Family Vacation.