13 Beautiful Beaches in Virginia to Visit This Year

Ocean and Sunset

There is no shortage of incredible beaches in Virginia, thanks to its prime location along the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, and Potomac River!  You’ve probably heard of Virginia Beach, the biggest and most famous beach in the state, but there are plenty more fantastic beaches worth exploring, including hidden gems like Mason Neck State Park, … Read more

5 Top Virginia Renaissance Festivals

Jousters at a Renaissance Festival

Renaissance Festivals are a great way to spend the weekend stepping back through time. Virginia has a number of fun Renaissance Festivals that are held throughout the year. Early autumn is generally the most popular time for festivals, particularly September, though some occur in early summer as well. The Renaissance period generally dates from the … Read more

11 Best Campgrounds Near Charlottesville, VA

Tent in woods

There are many great campgrounds near Charlottesville, VA that will give you access to some of the best parks, forests, mountains, rivers, streams, and waterfalls in the region. You’ll also find excellent hiking trails in and around Charlottesville. I recommend taking some time to explore those as well, including the Rivanna River Trail and the … Read more

Does it Snow in Virginia? (Where, When, + Ski Resorts)

Shenandoah Snow

Does it Snow in Virginia?  Yes, it does snow in Virginia! Virginia is located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. It has four distinct seasons, including a cold winter, mild spring and fall, and hot summer.  Below is a summary of the average snowfall in many major Virginia cities.  Location Average Annual Snowfall … Read more

24 Epic Virginia National Parks

Shenandoah Mountains at Sunset

Virginia is home to 24 famous and gorgeous National Parks. They include some of the most visited National Parks in the United States. Some of the major Virginia national parks include Shenandoah National Park, Great Falls National Park, Assateague Island National Seashore, and the Appalachian National Trail. National Parks are a great way to take … Read more

Best Time to See Fall Colors in Virginia & Where to Go

Shenandoah National Park in fall

When is the best time to see fall colors in Virginia? Early October to early November is generally the best time to see fall colors in Virginia. Every year, though, the time period will vary based on temperature and rainfall. Best Time to See Fall Colors in Virginia Peak fall colors will generally occur in … Read more