There’s something so calming about Virginia’s Northern Neck. The water inspires a slower pace of life — one where you stop to appreciate all the things that make Virginia such a special place to live. For proof of this, look no further than the town of Kilmarnock. One of the most unique small towns in Virginia, this locale shared by Lancaster and Northumberland Counties is one that deserves a day trip at least once a year. Gas up the car and pack some snacks, let’s check out what this town has to offer.

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Where can I visit other charming small towns in Virginia?

It’s hard to beat Kilmarnock, so definitely keep that on your list, but be sure to check out these other small towns in Virginia as well. Each one is unique in its own special way and visiting several of them will give you an interesting perspective on the state.

  • Chincoteague
  • Abingdon
  • Smithfield
  • Middleburg
  • Lexington
  • Onancock
  • Staunton
  • Occoquan
  • Farmville
  • Warrenton


Where can I visit cities in Virginia?

After you’ve had your fill of small towns, head towards urban landscapes and visit these cities in Virginia.

  • McLean, Fairfax County
  • Poquoson
  • Christiansburg, Montgomery County
  • Vienna, Fairfax County
  • Smithfield, Isle of Wight County
  • Leesburg, Loudoun County
  • Herndon, Fairfax County