It’s time to start planning your family’s spring break vacation, and there is no better place for a spring break getaway than in Virginia! You’ll find countless things to do during spring break, from thrilling visits to theme parks and indoor water parks to educational trips to museums, exhibits, and historic sites to keep your kids (and yourself!) thirsting for knowledge. Nature enthusiasts can explore Virginia’s State Parks, National Parks, and National Refuges; if you’re in need of pampering, there are dozens of spas and resorts throughout the Commonwealth that provide luxurious services; and seasonal spring festivals allow you to welcome the warmer weather with a memorable family-friendly event.
Spend your spring break in Virginia this year to create lasting memories with your family and friends! Read on for more information about the best things to do over spring break in Virginia.
Get Back to Nature
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 Atlantic Ocean
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.
"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 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 — lifesized! Or you might want to visit Virginia's Childhood Totems, such as Route 11 Potato Chip Factory or the Birthplace of Mr. Peanut.
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?
Museums and Exhibits
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.