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Destination guide

Travel to lively Central Virginia

The area's live music and wineries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Central Virginia. Renowned for its university setting, sporting events and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Virginia Discovery Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or Children's Museum of Richmond. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Central Virginia

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Central Virginia has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Longwood Golf Course (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • The Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Spring Creek Wine Cellar (19.8 mi / 31.8 km)
  • Morefield Gem Mine (24.2 mi / 38.9 km)
  • Elk Island Winery (29.2 mi / 47 km)
  • Byrd Cellars Winery and Vineyard (29.2 mi / 47 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Central Virginia

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Central Virginia is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Bear Creek Lake State Park (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Twin Lakes State Park (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Holliday Lake State Park (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (24 mi / 38.7 km)
  • Nottoway Falls (24.9 mi / 40.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Central Virginia

The nearest airport is in Lynchburg, VA (LYH-Lynchburg Regional), located 46 mi (74 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle), which is 53.7 mi (86.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Lynchburg-Kemper Street Station, Charlottesville Station and Richmond Staples Mill Road Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday rentals are available around Central Virginia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,478 holiday lettings around Central Virginia. From 367 cabins to 1,366 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Central Virginia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Central Virginia. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Washington DC: 1,931 holiday homes
  • Le Droit Park: 215 holiday homes
  • North Carolina: 25,424 holiday homes
  • Fort Valley: 211 holiday homes
  • Wardensville: 67 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Central Virginia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Central Virginia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Central Virginia with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Washington DC: 1,931 holiday lettings
  • Fort Valley: 211 holiday lettings
  • Wardensville: 67 holiday lettings
  • Bethesda: 1,805 holiday lettings
  • Stanley: 507 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Central Virginia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Central Virginia are:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 2,020 self catering accommodations
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): 364 self catering accommodations
  • College Park, MD (CGS): 1,967 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Central Virginia?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Central Virginia. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • United States Navy Memorial: 2,034 holiday rentals
  • Cherry Hill Historic House and Farm: 2,115 holiday rentals
  • Mid-Lothian Mines Park: 176 holiday rentals
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 1,107 holiday rentals
  • L. Ron Hubbard House: 2,015 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Central Virginia listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Central Virginia

Washington DC
1,931 holiday rentals
Fort Valley
211 holiday rentals
Wardensville
67 holiday rentals
Bethesda
1,805 holiday rentals
Stanley
507 holiday rentals
Louisa
246 holiday rentals
Richmond
236 holiday rentals
Shenandoah
567 holiday rentals
Luray
337 holiday rentals
Warrenton
32 holiday rentals
White Sulphur Springs
64 holiday rentals
Toms Brook
31 holiday rentals
Bumpass
224 holiday rentals
Monterey
21 holiday rentals
Waynesboro
448 holiday rentals
Glen Allen
175 holiday rentals
Basye
57 holiday rentals
Reva
60 holiday rentals
Alexandria
1,796 holiday rentals
Harrisonburg
286 holiday rentals