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Time seems to fly by faster and faster. Before you know it, your kids are grown and starting families of their own. Don’t let opportunities to create special moments and memories pass you by. Let us help you plan the best family weekend getaways in VA.

We’ve listed some great suggestions to help you plan family weekend getaways in VA. For even more fun activities, download our free Vacation Guide! It’s chock full of awesome hiking spots, museums, historic sites, and restaurants. Planning your trip to Smith Mountain Lake is easy with our Vacation Guide.

Plan Family Weekend Getaways in VA

Visit a Museum or Historic Site

It should come to no surprise that Virginia is home to some fascinating museums and historic sites. Learn about one of our state’s most famous residents, Booker T. Washington at National Monument dedicated to him. This makes for a great day trip for families. It’s educational and also features some fun hiking trails that are worth exploring. The D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA, is another great historic site. This site pays tribute to those who died during the Normandy landings. It’s a wonderful way to teach children about the sacrifices made to protect our nation. If you’d prefer to see some incredible paintings or sculptures, visit the Taubman Museum of Art. Be sure to check the calendar before you visit, as the museum hosts many fantastic kid-friendly events.

Spend Time on Smith Mountain Lake

There’s nothing like spending a day on The Jewel of the Blue Ridge. The gorgeous Smith Mountain Lake is perfect for jet skiing, fishing, or simply relaxing on the waters. First thing’s first: if you’re not staying in a Premier Vacation Rentals property with a boat, you’ll need to rent one. Luckily, there are some fantastic Smith Mountain Lake boat rentals that are happy to provide you with one. We’ve partnered with SML Premier Boats to make renting a vessel convenient for our guests. Simply let us know upon booking that you would like to make a reservation for a boat rental and we’ll provide you with their number. Mention that you’re renting with Premier Vacation Rentals and you will receive a discount as well as pick-up and delivery of the boats. It’s really just that easy!

Take a Hike

With so many incredible trails leading through the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’d be a shame not to explore them! There are three awesome spots for hiking near Smith Mountain Lake: the nearby Smith Mountain Lake State Park, the famous McAfee Knob, and the Peaks of Otter. Any of these spots are perfect for a day in the sun!

Stay with Premier Vacation Rentals

When planning family weekend getaways in VA, you’ll want to make sure you’re staying in a beautiful and comfortable home with plenty of room and privacy for everyone. Plus, having a property right on the shore of the lake. Premier Vacation Rentals has a wide selection of properties, from smaller, two-bedroom condos and cabins to grand and luxurious homes. We even have a selection of dog-friendly properties so the whole family can join you on vacation!

Browse through the full list of our properties and book today! We look forward to having you.