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.


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 highlights

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 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.

Where to stay near Central Virginia?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,182 holiday rentals near Central Virginia. From 329 Cabins to 1,250 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Central Virginia is on HomeAway.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • District of Columbia: 1,915 holiday rentals
  • Richmond: 106 holiday rentals
  • North Carolina: 23,086 holiday rentals
  • Arlington: 1,794 holiday rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 591 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Central Virginia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • District of Columbia: 1,915 holiday homes
  • Richmond: 106 holiday homes
  • Arlington: 1,794 holiday homes
  • Salem: 182 holiday homes
  • Burlington: 27 holiday homes

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 holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Central Virginia are:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 1,833 holiday houses
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): 203 holiday houses
  • Danville, VA (DAN-Danville Regional): 21 holiday houses

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

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