Posted on by Megan Wilson

We love to travel! How about you? Even though most of us just had a long weekend, we're still itching to visit somewhere for the day. You don't always have to hop on a plane to "travel." Often times there is a new experience waiting just a car ride away. Slip on some comfortable shoes and just do it!

Here are a few day tip ideas in our home state of Virginia: 

Hit the Outlets

outlet shopping

Who doesn't love shopping? Outlet malls are the best places to find new items for discounted prices. Most have discounts of 25-60%. The Williamsburg Premium Outlets and the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets are easily accessible from anywhere in the state. Stock up on your summer essentials!

Take a Hike

Virginia is home to some of the most beautiful views year round. From challenging mountain trails to easy strolls, the Commonwealth has it all. Here is a list of hiking trails in Virginia. Find one with a view or in close distance and grab a friend! 

Get Artsy Fartsy

If you're aching for some creative inspiration and a little culture, think about heading to an art museum. Virginia is home to an impressive list. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond always has a new and exciting exhibit. If you want an excuse to head to the beach, try the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Bonus: they are free!

Grab A Drink

Virginia's craft breweries and wineries are on point, and the state is also home to a handful of great cideries and distilleries. The best way to see the best of these offerings is along Route 151, which is a beautiful road to drive along. Here is a travel guide to the booze cruise of your dreams.