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These 17 Unique Day Trips in Virginia Are An Absolute Must-Do

You’ve survived the holidays. You’ve almost made it through March madness. You’ve binge-watched so much Netflix that you’ve decided it’s official – you simply can’t keep up with the Kardashians. So what to do now?

Two words: Day. Trip. Day trips are the best. They’re like a mini-vacation without the stress and expense – and when you get home, you won’t find yourself saying that you need a vacation from your vacation. Virginia has no shortage of opportunities to lose the winter doldrums without losing your sanity. These 17 fun – and accessible – day trips range from educational to thrilling and are a must-do for any Virginian.

No need to wait until summer for a break from the everyday. With so many incredible sights and experiences in this amazing state of ours, a good time is never more than a day away. Get out there and explore some of these options and tell us about your favorites!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.