Kids are major stakeholders in summer vacation, and there’s no better place to get their buy-in than Virginia. A state that caters to every conceivable interest and personality, this is heaven on earth for everyone from water babies to science nerds to adrenaline junkies.
The list goes on, but we’ve gotten it down to six archetypes—and come up with awesome adventures for each. The best part? You can mix and match to make everyone in the family happy, so there will be no shortage of content for those inevitable “What I did—and loved—this summer” essays.
And for something completely different, visit a river beach—specifically, the one voted Virginia’s best beach last year by USA Today: Colonial Beach, a peninsular town bounded by the Potomac and Monroe Bay. Beyond the wide, sandy shores, there’s a lovely boardwalk, an iconic municipal pier and—this being Virginia—history galore, not least, George Washington’s birthplace.
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