Virginia has some of the top RV camping destinations in America. Whether you own your own RV or planning on finding a Virginia RV Rental, plan on traveling near some of the top attractions in Virginia.
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20 Must See Virginia RV Rental DestinationsHistory is everywhere in Virginia! If you ever wanted to visit Virginia, 2019 is loaded with options. This will be a spectacular year for the Commonwealth with attractions, events and sight seeing.
Best Attractions To See In Virginia
1.Skyline DriveThe 105 mile Skyline Drive runs along the ridgeline of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in and out of the Shenandoah National Park. The entire drive can be accomplished in about three hours with no stops. Guide books are available to point out landmarks along the drive. Numerous hiking trails, campgrounds, and other attractions are located along the drive. Skyline Drive is especially beautiful in the Spring when wildflowers abound, and in the Fall, when the leaves put on a spectacular show.
2. Colonial WilliamsburgThe Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown is one of the most visited places, not only in Virginia, but in the nation. Many original buildings still exists, and many more have been faithfully restored. Visitors can see what life was like in colonial America by visiting the various shops and houses, each with costumed interpreters demonstrating traditional crafts. In Jamestown, popular attractions include replicas of the colonists’ three original ships, daily glass blowing demonstrations, and a recreation of the original Jamestown settlement. Nearby is Yorktown, the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.
3. Arlington National CemeteryAcross the Potomac River from Washington, DC, Arlington National Cemetery is the nation’s most famous national cemetery, for veterans who served honorably in times of war and peace. The qualifications for in-ground burial at Arlington are the strictest in the nation, but most military veterans may qualify for above-ground inurnment. The cemetery’s mission is to be a “living history of freedom – Where dignity and honor rest in solemn repose.” Visitors to the cemetery are welcome to explore the 624 grounds, visit the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy, and watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
4. Chincoteague National Wildlife RefugeAlthough Chincoteague island is open to visitors throughout the year, the area is most famous for the annual pony swim in July. It is unclear how the herd of 150 ponies first arrived on Assateague island, but they have remained there for at least 200 years. The ponies are owned by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department, and each year they are rounded up, penned, and some sold at auction. Thousands of visitors come to the island to watch the ponies swim across the Assateague Channel. The event has turned into a local festival, with a carnival, music, and food. The rest of the year, Chincoteague national Wildlife Refuge is a peaceful habitat for migratory birds, waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, and other species.
5. Natural BridgeThe town of natural Bridge, Virginia is named after the famous 215 foot tall limestone formation, carved over centuries by Cedar Creek. A National Historic Landmark, the land on which the bridge sits was once owned by Thomas Jefferson. In addition to the bridge itself, nearby Lace Falls and the Natural Bridge caverns are popular attractions.
Virginia State Parks You Won’t Want to Miss
1. First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia.First Landing State park offers a unique camping experience among the dunes of the Chesapeake Bay. Over 200 campsites are available, some wooded, some gravel, and some right in the dunes. Dry and electric/water gook-up sites are available, and some sites can accommodate up to 50’ RVs. Boat launching is free for overnight visitors. Pets are welcome in all areas of the park, including on the beach. The park itself is separated into two parts, one part on the ocean side of Shore Drive, and one side on the opposite side of the road, with forest and wetland trails. The park is named First Landing because it is the location where the Jamestown settlers first came to shore upon reaching the New World. Nineteen miles of hiking and biking trails cover the park, which is the northernmost point in the United States where Spanish moss grows. A secluded beach for boat launching and another beach for swimming are a relaxing alternative to the Virginia Beach oceanfront area, only minutes away by car.
2. Kiptopeke State Park, Kiptopeke, Virginia.Kiptopeke is the only state park on the Eastern Shore, and is located along a major flyway for migratory birds. Two beaches are in the park’s boundaries – the Northern beach is open from Memorial Day to labor Day and is good for swimming, as boats, jet skis, and fishing are not allowed. The Southern beach is open for boating, crabbing, and swimming. Neither beach is guarded. There are plenty of salt-water fishing opportunities in and around the park, including pier fishing, shore fishing, and off-shore fishing. The park is located close to the Southern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
3. Fairy Stone State Park, Stuart, Virginia.Named after the Staurolite crystals found only in Virginia, Georgia, New Mexico, Brazil, and Switzerland, the park is located on a lake, and close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Attractions include playgrounds for the kids, including a water play area, boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking. There are designated hunting areas within the park’s boundaries, but a Virginia hunting license is required. There is a separate equestrian camping area with horse stables. Park rangers give free guided fairy stone hunts, but visitors are welcome to hunt on their own as well. The park offers sites with electric and water. The park can accommodate RVs up to 30 feet.
4. Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Huddleston, Virginia.Smith Mountain Lake is a great destination for fishing and boating. The second largest freshwater lake in Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake is home to large-mouth bass, striped bass, catfish, and other species. Free boat launching is available to overnight visitors, and all visitor can rent kayaks, hydrobikes, jet skis, paddleboats, and ski boats. Thirteen hiking trails and two public beaches are also available. A popular local attraction is the Peaks of Otter, three mountain peaks with hiking trails in varying degrees of difficulty.
5. Staunton River State Park, Scottsburg, Virginia.This beautiful park is located in the south central part of the state, right on the North Carolina border. It has been designated as an International Dark Sky Park because of the lack of light pollution, providing great opportunities for stargazing. Night-time interpretive stargazing programs and telescope rentals are available. The park has amenities usually associated with private camping resort, like an Olympic sized swimming pool, three playgrounds, tennis and volleyball courts, and boat launches. The park contains an equestrian campground with horse stalls, with access to Buggs Island Lake, Virginia’s largest lake. The park has sites with 20/30 amp electric and water hook-ups, and can accommodate RVs up to 50’ in length.
Top 5 RV Resorts in Virginia
Davis Lakes RV Resort, Suffolk, Virginia
Misty Mountain Camp Resort, Greenwood, Virginia
Bethpage Camp Resort, Urbanna, Virginia
Anvil Campground, Williamsburg, Virginia
Endless Caverns Recreation Destination, New Market, Virginia
Top 5 Virginia Festivals
1.The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, Virginia Beach, VirginiaNow in its 46th year, the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival attracts over 400,000 visitors over three days. One of the top festival on the East Coast, the Neptune Festival is held on the last weekend of September on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The festival includes hundreds of vendors, a world class art show, a surfing competition, sand volleyball competition, a parade, and the International Sand Sculpting Championship, in which sculptors from all over the world create masterpieces using nothing but sand and water. Local and nationally known entertainment is featured on three main stages and several smaller stages. If you only have time to visit one festival in Virginia, the Neptune Festival should be first on your list!
The Virginia International Tattoo, Norfolk, Virginia.
Old Fiddlers Convention, Galax, Virginia.
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, Winchester, Virginia.
Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon, Virginia.