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Out & About First things first.

Charlottesville doesn’t lack in the area of entertainment and activities. Our Daytrips section includes overviews of over 50 tried and true, not-to-be-missed outings throughout Charlottesville and central Virginia. Packed with an assortment of activities for children of all ages—from parks and playgrounds to special seasonal attractions and funfilled festivals—families can enjoy a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains one day and a world-class theatrical performance or national music act the next. We introduce you to museums, historical sites, artsy galleries and workshops, outdoor adventures and much much more. This invaluable section also highlights some of our favorite quirky, off-the-beaten path attractions that are sure to surprise and delight you and your little ones! We won’t avert your attention any longer, but rather encourage you to jump right in to the fantastic and family-friendly daytrips your family should explore this year. Enjoy! Explore More Discovery

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Fan Mountain Observatory

Abingdon County

Frontier Culture Museum

Amazement Square

The Glass Palette

American Shakespeare Center &

Highlands Golf Park

Blackfriars Playhouse Bounce, Play-n-Create

Humpback Rocks & Mountain Farm Trail

Bryce Resort

International Spy Museum

C&O Railway Heritage Center

James Madison Museum

Carter Mountain Orchard

James Monroe Highland

Children’s Museum of

John C. Wells Planetarium

Richmond Chiles Peach Orchard Crabtree Falls

Leesburg Animal Park Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center

Dinosaur Land

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Dixie Caverns and Pottery Shop

Lucky Lake Gem and Mineral

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad 30


The 2016-2017 Ultimate Go-To-Guide

Mine of Virginia Luray Zoo

CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide 2016-17  
CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide 2016-17  

What you need to know for where you need to go!