D.C. April 20, 2017
The Small Town Near Washington DC You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Fall In Love With
There are plenty of well known small towns near DC that make for dreamy weekend getaways. But we found the most charming town three hours outside of DC that you’ve probably never heard of! Irvington, VA just might be the most charming town in DC and you are going to fall in love with it!
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Irvington is on the southeastern part of Virginia’s Northern Neck, about 3 hours south of DC. It features 8 miles of coastline along Carter’s Creek, a major tributary to the Rappahannock River.
Irvington offers plenty of attractions, excursions, history and fun for its visitors. There is so much to do in this little known town!
Due to its close proximity to the water, much of Irvington’s history and their attractions are focused on the creek and coastline.
Not only can you take sailing lessons and rent boats in Irvington, you can also explore Belle Island State Park. You can explore the miles of farmland,, forests, hiking and biking trails. You can also rent canoes and kayaks.
You can learn about the history of the town and the importance of maritime life in many of the surrounding museums including the Steamboat Museum, Reedville Fisherman’s Museum and the Morratico Waterfront Museum.
Closer into town, there is still plenty to do, like shopping, dining and museums. The Dandelion is one of the most popular shops in town, housed in a former Steamboat Era house.
You can find some of the most unique works of art, decor and clothes while shopping at the locally owned boutiques downtown.
While you’re shopping, you may work up an appetite but it won’t be difficult to find delicious meals in Irvington. They have a variety of great restaurants and cafes, including the popular coffee spot, The Local.
During your stay, we recommend spending the night at Hope and Glory, an award winning boutique inn that was once an elite boarding school. They even have their own vineyard!
Speaking of vineyards, you can easily spend afternoon at the many nearby wineries, sampling great Virginia wines.
While you're visiting Irvington, you will be touched by the friendliness of the local community. It has true small town spirit and the celebrate their town at various events throughout the year including a 4th of July Parade and Holiday Festival.
For small town charm, a relaxing vacation and an escape like no other, sneak off to Irvington for the weekend. Who knows? You might never want to come home!
If you love exploring tiny towns near DC,
take a drive to this fascinating town that feels like it’s straight out of a fairy tale!