Explore the city for a weekend staycation full of adventure and relaxation. Enjoy the many hidden gems in our area without the need to travel that allow you to unwind and feel like you are on vacation right in your own city’s backyard. 

  1. River City Sportsplex


    Go fly a kite! Pack a lunch and bring the entire family. April 10, 1-4 p.m., River City Sportsplex.

  2. Falling Creek Ironworks Park


    Experience the history of America's first iron furnace, operating 1619 to 1622, at Falling Creek. Annual special event April 30. Falling Creek Ironworks Park.

  3. Pocahontas State Park


    Go camping without packing a tent. Stay in a Yurt at Pocahontas State Park or another state park.

  4. River Ridge on the James


    Stay at River Ridge on the James - a 26-acre private estate next to Upper Shirley Vineyard overlooking the Presquile National Wildlife Refuge.

  5. High Bridge Lodge and Cabins


    High Bridge Lodge and Cabins offers easy access to High Bridge Trails in Farmville. The trail permits biking, hiking, and horseback riding. 190 Vacation Dr., Farmville.

  6. Sandy River Outdoor Adventure


    Consider glamping in a luxury tipi that offers unique accommodations with the added luxury and privacy. All tipis are fully furnished.

  7. Bensley Community Building


    Explore Sustainable Landscaping by enrolling in a 4-H Extension class taught by a Master Gardner at Bensley Recreation Center.

  8. Estate At River Run


    Rent the pool and pool house for a day of fun at the Estate at River Run in Goochland.

  9. Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast


    Belle Grove Plantation B&B invites you to come, sit back, relax and allow them to show you what true Southern hospitality is really like.  

  10. Stay in a Hobbits’ dream home in Fairfield, Virginia! The adventure begins in reading the listing here and can continue to include workshops making brooms, pipes and wood-carving! Just above Lexington off I-81.