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4 Fun Spring Break Activities in Virginia

Friday, February 13th, 2015

When you think “Spring Break,” you usually picture rowdy college kids, crowded beaches, and out-of-the-country getaways. Virginia probably isn’t the first destination that comes to mind as you’re planning our Spring Break vacation, but we’re here to tell you that is should be! Here are 4 fun Virginia activities to help you welcome in springtime:

  1. Spring Break at King’s Dominion- What sounds better than Spring Break at an amusement park? King’s Dominion is known for its roller coasters like the Anaconda, the Berserker, and the Shock Wave, as well as its live entertainment. “The park will be open April 6-10 for the most thrilling Spring Break in the Mid-Atlantic” (kingsdominion.com). (Nearby lodging: Shady Acres Bed & Breakfast, Grace Manor Inn, Museum District B&B.)
  2. Virginia Beach- When you picture Spring Break, there’s usually water involved, so how about a popular East Coast beach destination? From fishing piers to ice cream parlors to parasailing, there is a wealth of activity to keep you entertained during the day. At night, explore comedy clubs, night clubs, and then rest easy at a nearby InnVirginia B&B. (Nearby lodging: Page House Inn, Barclay Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Beach Spa Bed & Breakfast.)
  3. A Wine-Tasting Trail Ride- Not only does Indian Summer Guide Service offer wine tasting in the heart of Albemarle County, but it also provides transportation by horseback. Choose from four different award-winning wineries, including Glass House Winery, King Family Vineyards, Pollak Vineyards, and Veritas Vineyard and Winery. Seriously, does it get any better than wine and horses? (Nearby lodging: Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast, Le Bleu Ridge B&B.)
  4. Southeast Expeditions Kayak Tour- Spend your Spring Break gliding across the waters of Virginia’s stunning Eastern Shore. Whether you’re paddling as a beginner or a more advanced kayaker, you’ll find adventure, enjoyment, and fond memories to take home with you. (Nearby lodging: Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, Cape Charles House, Chesapeake Bay View.)

 

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Virginia Attractions for Teens

Friday, August 5th, 2011

It’s a well-known and well-accepted fact that teenagers are hard to please. This fact is especially true if you announce that you are planning a family vacation, and you’re likely to be met with a nauseatingly whiny chorus of voices deeming said vacation as “lame.” The good news? There are plenty of teen-friendly spots here in Virginia! While they may not turn parental lameness into coolness, they will at least make for an incredibly enjoyable family vacation.

By now you’re probably frantic with enthusiasm, so I shall keep you in suspense no longer. I humbly present to you now a few suggestions that are certain to defy your teen’s expectations of a lame family vacation:

The Eastern Shore Hang Gliding Center, Weirwood, Va- Ever dreamed of flying? Then have at it! No experience is necessary, and if you’re a bit wary about hang gliding, try the lesser nerve-wracking version—aerotowing!

© 2011 Eastern Shore Hang Gliding Center

SouthEast Expeditions, Cape Charles, Va- With a specialty in Sea Kayak Tours, this is a unique way to explore the eastern shores of Virginia. You can choose anywhere from a two-hour tour to a half-day trip.

© 2011 SouthEastExpeditions.net

 Snowflex Center, Lynchburg, Va- This is the perfect outing for those who love winter sports. As a synthetic ski slope, Snowflex Center offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow-tubing year-round.

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By Tara Stoll