Travel Features

Thanksgiving day trip: Vintage Virginia

Why hang around your house the entire Thanksgiving weekend cooking and cleaning for guests and your family when you can take a day trip to enjoy traditional Virginia that will leave your guests happy and you recharged? Check out this something-for-everyone daylong itinerary in the historic Virginian village of Occoquan.

Fall Getaways

We all want time away, but sometimes planning even a weekend getaway is a job in and of itself. We’ve done the work for you for the rest of the year and have found 17 trips that are geared toward family adventures, main street strolls, urban exploring, spa relaxation and foodie festivals. Now the only thing you have to worry about is what to pack.

5 of Virginia’s quirkiest roadside attractions

A tour of Virginia’s most unique roadside attractions starting and ending in Fairfax.

A day in Harrisonburg on a ramen noodle budget

With James Madison University smack in the middle, it’s easy to write off this budding cityscape as College Town, USA. We decided to give you an insider’s scoop on the Friendly City with a student budget in mind.

Summer in the saddle: 3 getaways in Virginia’s horse country

Virginia is considered horse country for many reasons. Do your part as a commonwealth citizen this summer and get yourself, the kids or your significant other back in the saddle.

An idyllic escape to Front Royal

As one of the most rustic and beautiful places in Virginia, Front Royal is a little-known treasure waiting to be discovered.

5 summer fun destinations that are nonstop from NoVA

Escape the city with five tropical destinations with non-stop flights from Dulles in under four hours.

The modest charm of Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island may have wild ponies, but the picturesque place is also steeped in wildlife, history and a thriving local arts scene.

Day Trips

Day trips can easily turn into weekend getaways or weeklong stays, but if you only have a handful of hours to spend exploring local downtowns, here are four main streets that should be on your list to get to this spring and just a sampling of the shops, eateries and cultural displays you should take in.

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