Virginia Bed & Breakfasts

The Central Virginia Region
Home > Virginia Trip Planner > Central Region

Central Virginia is full of interesting cities and attractions including Richmond, the "Capital of the Confederacy" as well as the state capital. And don't miss Paramount's Kings Dominion Theme Park just north of Richmond.

Also in Richmond:

White House of the Confereracy
Museum of the Confereracy
Virginia Musueum of Fine Arts
Tredeger Civil War Visitors Center
Virginia State Capital
Numerous Art Galleries and Antique shops

In an ironic twist, Richmond is also known as "the birthplace of black capitalism", so the region is layered in American history. Some examples of this include the home of Maggie Walker, the first female bank president in America, also the daughter of a former slave. Also explore the Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitors Center, which features over 1400 acres of civil war sites and has an exhibition on the role of African Americans during the War between States. If modern is more your style, visit the Virginia Museum of fine arts; home to various national art  treasures.

Other Historical Sites in Central Virginia include many presidential estates in and around Charlottesville:

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland
James Madison's Montpelier
Patrick Henry's Red Hill

The National D-Day Memorial was built in Bedford to honor the community that lost more solders per capita than any other during the invasion of Normandy during World War II.

Central Virginia offer everything from ballooning and camping to horseback riding and tennis, 11 State Parks and beautiful gardens.

For cultural interests, see the spectacular Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, tour more than 20 Vineyards & Wineries, and enjoy events such as heritage festivals, steeplechase races and arts and crafts fairs.

 

Events within the Central region:

local events

Event City:
Event Details:
Check the events calendar on our web site for current and upcoming events on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Also find links on our site to help you plan your Eastern Shore vacation
Event Dates:
Mar 15, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Event Time:
various

Tides Inn Market Bistro

Event City: Colonial Beach
Event Details:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Food, spirits, games, and often live music in a quaint, rustic, bistro setting. Delicious food and desserts. Garden open in good weather.
Event Dates:
Nov 13, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014

Event Time:
4 to 8 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
804-214-9352

Fleetwood Mac

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
It’s still magical! Between Lindsey Buckingham’s strong guitar solos, Mick Fleetwood’s massive drumming, John McVie’s epic bass work, and Stevie Nicks’ and Christine McVie’s lush vocals, Fleetwood Mac is ready to take on 'their next chapter’.
Event Dates:
Dec 15, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014

Event Time:
8:00 pm

Event Web Site:
http://www.johnpauljonesarena.com/event_details.asp?id=658

First Night

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
The second longest running First Night next to Boston's. Fun for families and couples - starts early afternoon and ends - well, you know, after the New Year kicks in!
Event Dates:
Dec 31, 2014 to Jan 01, 2015

Event Web Site:
http://www.firstnightva.org/

Martin Luther King Weekend at Wintergreen Resort

Event City: Nellysford
Event Details:
Martin Luther King Weekend at Wintergreen Resort. 9AM to 10PM. Events include: Demo Days by Freestyle (Saturday & Sunday on the Top of Acorn), Wintergreen Rail Jam (5PM Saturday in the Terrain Park), Kickoff of the National Ski Areas Association's Safety Awareness Week, DJ mixing up the tunes slopeside outside the rental shop (Saturday, Sunday & Monday), Live entertainment at The Edge (Friday & Saturday).434-325-2200
Event Dates:
Jan 17, 2015 to Jan 19, 2015

Event Time:
9:00 a.m.

Event Contact Phone:
434-325-2200

Event Web Site:
http://www.wintergreenresort.com/

Florida Georgia Line

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
CMA Vocal Duo-of-the-Year Florida Georgia Line is coming to Charlottesville. FGL’s Top 5-and-climbing hit “Dirt” has been certified PLATINUM by the RIAA (for selling 1 million+ copies) and is the lead single from their highly anticipated sophomore album ANYTHING GOES.
Event Dates:
Jan 17, 2015 to Jan 17, 2015

Event Time:
7:00 pm

Event Web Site:
http://floridageorgialine.com/tour-dates/

Scotty McCreery

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
The surprisingly deep vocals of 16-year-old Scotty McCreery earned him the top spot during the 11th season of “American Idol,” and a record deal with Mercury Nashville. His 2011 debut “Clear as Day” topped The Billboard 200 upon its release.
Event Dates:
Jan 23, 2015 to Jan 15, 2015

Event Time:
8:00 pm

Event Web Site:
http://www.theparamount.net/2014/paramount-presents-scotty-mccreery-2/

The Harlem Globetrotters

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
The Harlem Globetrotters’ iconic family show features some of the greatest basketball wizards on the planet. With amazing ball handling skills, incredible rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family.
Event Dates:
Mar 12, 2015 to Mar 22, 2015

Event Time:
7:00 pm

Event Web Site:
http://www.johnpauljonesarena.com/event_details.asp?id=656

2015 Festival of the Book

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
This 21st annual, 5-day festival of literary events will honor book culture and promote reading and literacy. Readings, panel discussions and book signings are held throughout the area during the festival. Admission to everything (except for special luncheons and receptions) is free and open to the public. There are usually about 150 total programs, including adult and children's programming.
Event Dates:
Mar 18, 2015 to Mar 22, 2015

Event Web Site:
http://vabook.org/

LOOK3 - Festival of the Photograph

Event City: Charlottesville
Event Details:
In June, LOOK3 will transform Downtown Charlottesville into a vibrant art space with exhibitions, talk, projections, events, and workshops.
Event Dates:
Jun 10, 2015 to Jun 13, 2015

Event Contact Phone:
434.977.3687

Event Web Site:
look3.org/2015