Whether you want to spend a one day trip via Amtrak to our Nation’s Capital in Washington DC, take a trip to a historical museum, park, or home, or choose a trip that enriches your family’s opportunities to share fun with all ages – you will find opportunities that you will never forget from SoVa.

In the center of the East Coast, day trips will lead you to the mountains and coast or to the locations on which our nation was birthed.  There are hundreds of opportunities to have fun, learn, or enjoy the beauty of a region rich in beauty, history and excitement.  Whether you are visiting, and want to take the opportunity to immerse your family or cohorts in the experiences they will treasure for a lifetime or whether you choose to live here and enjoy these opportunities for you and your family for many years to come – you will never be bored or lack for exquisite opportunities and scenery.

Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,180+ mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937, today the trail is...

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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Colorful stories naturally emerge from any period in which armies meet and lives are lost. In that way the events that occurred in 1865 in the village and areas surrounding Appomattox Court House, Virginia are not much different. What is...

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Barter Theatre

Barter Theatre, located in Abingdon, Virginia, opened on June 10, 1933 making it the nation's longest running professional theatre. In 1933, when the country was in the middle of The Great Depression, spare money for a theatre ticket was not...

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Biltmore

Visit America's largest home, built by George Vanderbilt. Explore the beautiful grounds and grand estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC. The luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt is a marvel of elegance and charm, as...

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the nation’s first national seashore, was established in 1937 to preserve significant segments of unspoiled barrier islands along North Carolina’s stretch of the Atlantic Coast. Barrier islands are narrow, low-lying, dynamic landforms which parallel ocean coasts,...

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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site has been shaped by more than 400 years of history. Within this time, a variety of people have made their mark on not only Roanoke Island, but also the world. Come see the diverse history...

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its...

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Kings Dominion

Kings Dominion is an amusement park located in Doswell, Virginia, 20 miles north of Richmond and 75 miles south of Washington, D.C.. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair, the 400-acre park opened to the public on May 3, 1975, and features over 60 rides, shows and attractions including 12 roller...

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Lover’s Leap

Lover’s Leap is one of several spectacular views along your journey through Patrick County. In the 1600's, the Indians inhabited the Blue Ridge Mountains. White settlers started arriving and began clearing land to farm. Conflict arose between the Indians and...

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Luray Caverns

Discover Eastern America’s largest and most popular caverns, Luray Caverns, a U.S. Natural Landmark.  From well-lighted, paved walkways explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high, filled with towering stone columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools.  A feature on the...

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Massanutten

A breathtaking property, Massanutten Resort features 6,000 acres of mountain fun at its very best. Unique in both its size, variety of amenities, and outstanding condo and hotel accommodations, Massanutten has secured its spot as one of the premier all-seasons resort destinations on the East...

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Morehead Planetarium & Science Center

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is a unit of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The Morehead Building houses the GSK Fulldome Theater, as well as the Science Stage, exhibits, and Morehead classrooms. The UNC Visitors Center, Morehead-Cain...

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Nags Head

Nags Head is arguably one of the Outer Banks' most established tourism destinations, and the area remains popular with visitors today for its wealth of amenities, sprawling ocean and sound front views, and classic Outer Banks style. In Nags Head,...

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Natural Bridge State Park

Once owned by Thomas Jefferson and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek. The newest Virginia State Park is more than just the bridge. Beautiful...

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Sandy River Outdoor Adventures

Enjoy the great outdoors in so many ways at Sandy River Outdoor Adventures. Central Virginia's largest aerial adventure park offers over 60 high ropes obstacles & 20 zip-lines, suitable for ages 7 & up! Three hours of tree-top adventures awaits!...

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Shenandoah National Park

Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re-creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive, or picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of...

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Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Always free of charge and open 364 days a year, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is one of Washington D.C.’s, and the Smithsonian’s, most popular tourist destinations, with more than 2 million visitors from all over the world each year. The...

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Splash Valley

What is Splash Valley? - It's an outdoor aquatic facility featuring two 34-foot high slides, a current river, children's sprayground and more!  Operated by Roanoke County's department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, this facility provides a great place to cool off...

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The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs that drew our first guests over 235 years ago continue to lure visitors to our...

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is home to an aquatic playground of fun and adventure. Whether you sail above the coast on a parasailing excursion, drop in on a surfing session, or ride the currents with a variety of boating activities, getting on the water is never a problem....

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Washington DC

Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard. Plan your trip to the nation’s capital by checking out...

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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years of scientific experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights on December 17, 1903. With courage and perseverance, these self-taught...

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