27 Delightful Day Trips from Richmond, Virginia

From historical sites and outdoor adventures to unique attractions, there are plenty of places to see within a reasonable driving distance from Richmond.

So grab your car keys, pack a bag full of snacks, and let’s get going on our adventure around this amazing state!

As the biggest living history museum in the world, Colonial Williamsburg is one of the great Virginia day trips.

Colonial Williamsburg

Out of this small settlement in North America eventually emerged a nation whose history is full of both triumph and tragedy.


The park actually manages four battlefields over several counties, the nearest to Richmond being Spotsylvania.

Spotsylvania National Military Park

Historic Yorktown was the site of the last major battle of the American Revolution, and it’s perfect for a historical day trip from Richmond, Virginia.

Yorktown, Virginia

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