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Welcome, traveler, to Central Virginia. Your journey has landed you here, and new adventures are calling your name. Now that you’ve arrived, you can stay in the safety and comfort of your hotel and watch the world spin past…or you can embrace this new place you’ve come to. Learn its streets. Meet its people. Learn its history. Your hand is already on the doorknob, isn’t it?
You’ll not be wanting for things to do in Central Virginia. Explore the downtown area in search of museums and boutiques…or that next delicious meal. What tickles your fancy? A delectable five-course supper at the restaurant you’ve been hearing about? Or perhaps you’d rather read the paper while sipping hot coffee at one of the cafes scattered throughout town. Take in a show at the theatre, or just walk along down the main thoroughfare, watching people wander past.
Why spend hours ruminating over what to do in Central Virginia? Let the possibilities wash over you as you explore this new region. Move out on foot and get to know the area on a more personal level. Find that perfect souvenir at one of the smaller shops, or reinvent your entire artistic aesthetic at your new favorite gallery.
Is the wind whispering suggestions in your mind? Rent a car and take it out beyond city limits and into the wild blue yonder. Explore the smaller cities and towns past the border, and get to know the stories behind them. Visit a county fair and let childhood memories wash over you as cotton candy melts in your mouth. Sample hand-made jam at a stop on a forgotten highway, or let the hustle and bustle of modern life sweep you away as you lose yourself in the organized chaos of a modern metropolis. Your choices are endless—and so are the adventures to come.
When you book your journey with Travelocity, you’re never far from Central Virginia attractions. After all, the money you save when you plan a trip with us is best spent along the way. Whether it’s the roar of the city you crave, or the quiet solitude that comes with a simpler getaway, everything you need to get started is right here.
For nature lovers around the country, there is nothing quite like a vacation in Shenandoah National Park. Tucked away in Virginia, it is easily accessible from a number of large cities on the East Coast. The peaceful atmosphere and slow-paced lifestyle found in this area along the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With beautiful views of nature and endless activities for people of all ages, Shenandoah National Park vacations are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Walk around the campus of University of Virginia, a top college in Charlottesville. Experience the area's acclaimed theater scene or attend a sporting event.
You may recognise this elegant plantation estate, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, from its depiction on the back of some U.S. nickels.
Explore the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University during your stay in Richmond. Stroll along the area's riverfront or experience its great live music.
Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Smith Mountain Lake during your travels in North Shore. Wander the lakeside in this relaxing area.
During your trip to Richmond, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home at Broad Street. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.