Situated along the James River, Richmond, VA provides its nearly 5 million annual visitors with easy access to the ocean, mountains, and Washington D.C. The city the state’s Capitol and is flush with history, architecture and a wealth of cultural opportunities from theater to museums, many of which are free to the public. Take advantage of the following free attractions, all of which are appropriate for children ages 5 and older.
With 14 miles of free beach available to the public, Virginia Beach, VA is a haven for sun worshippers. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and plays host to such beach events as the East Coast Surfing Championship and the North-American Sand Soccer Championship. Summers are hot and humid with warm evenings.
The Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, Virginia, celebrates history in everything it does, from July 4th fireworks to its Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Here are 10 FREE things to do there on your next family vacation.