Vacation Ideas in Virginia

KOA camping in Virginia

Front Royal/Washington, D.C.

Don’t miss Skyline Drive, one of the most scenic driving routes in America. Shenandoah National Park is rich with wildlife and great hiking trails (Limberlost Trail is great for families). Few can resist a tour of Luray Caverns, home of an underground organ and the site of many unique weddings.

Virginia Beach

This classic beach town offers more than sun, sand, and seafood. Virginia Beach is also home to a state-of-the-art marine museum, the Virginia Marine Science Museum. Home to sharks, otters, and an 800,000-gallon aquarium, the science museum also features an IMAX theater. More fun beyond the beach: take a guided kayak or canoe trip and explore secluded nooks and crannies along the coastline.


This is one of those great places where you can pack in lots of sightseeing with very little drivetime. Colonial Williamsburg should be on everyone’s must-see list. Plus, Jamestown and Yorktown historic sites are nearby. Less educational, but plenty of fun, are kiddie favorites Busch Gardens and Water Country.


There are many historical sights within a half hours drive, including historic Fredericksburg, which was George Washington’s boyhood home, and 4 Civil War Battlefields. The Fredericksburg/Washington D.C. South KOA is the closest KOA on the south side for touring Washington D.C. and Mt Vernon.