Posted on 1/15/2024 by K. Foster

Winter Escapes

Need something to look forward to this winter? Shake off those post-holiday blues by planning a trip to one of Virginia's scenic destinations where you can enjoy all that the winter season has to offer! Whether you're searching for thrilling winter adventures, or simply hope to relax in a warm, cozy atmosphere, you're guaranteed to find a destination that fits all of your needs. Read on to explore a few of our favorite ways to enjoy winter in Virginia!

Coastal Winter Wonderland

While the beach is often heavily associated with summer, there are plenty of reasons to visit during the off-season! The winter months at Virginia Beach bring affordable accommodations and fewer crowds, which means you can enjoy a more peaceful coastal experience. Start the day in a luxury high-rise condominium where you can witness a stunning sunrise above the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying a hot cup of coffee. You'll be just steps away from the oceanfront and Atlantic Avenue, both of which have plenty of activities to occupy the rest of your stay. Bundle up and take a leisurely stroll on the paved boardwalk, hunt for seashells along the empty shoreline, and discover the best shopping, dining, and entertainment options that Virginia Beach has to offer. If you're lucky, you may even be able to glimpse those sandy shores covered in snow!

Winter beachgoers can also experience one-of-a-kind attractions further inland. Step back in time by visiting nearby historical landmarks like Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement where you can get an authentic look at 17th and 18th-century life in Virginia. Then, on your way back to the coast, be sure to stop by the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center where you can witness exciting marine wildlife exhibits.

Ready to book your oceanfront condo? Check out The Colony at Virginia Beach!

Frozen Lakeside Retreat

Enjoy the excitement of a winter camping adventure at Wilderness Presidential Resort! This expansive lakeside property is located on the outskirts of Northern Virginia, just far enough from the city to feel like a true escape. Visitors can choose from a variety of warm, cozy cabins that provide the perfect space to unwind. Kick back and relax in the rustic interior, take a dip in a private hot tub, enjoy a glass of wine while overlooking the natural surroundings, or bundle up for an evening of roasting marshmallows by the warm campfire. Sound good so far?

Wilderness Presidential Resort may be known for scenic views and quality cabins, but there are also a host of exciting activities available to winter travelers! For classic winter fun, head over to the ice-skating rink which can be enjoyed year-round, no matter the temperature outside. The resort also boasts a heated indoor swimming pool, an escape room, tennis and pickleball courts, disc golf and so much more. 

Reserve your lakeside cabin at Wilderness Presidential Resort and let the adventure begin!

Snow-Covered Summits

Can you picture it yet? A blanket of white covering the ground, trees lined with glittering flakes, majestic ridges and valleys highlighted by a fresh layer of powder. When the forecast calls for snow, there's no better place to be than Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains where you can enjoy the magic of winter from the comfort of unique, private vacation home. Everyone will enjoy the change of scenery and you can plan to spend a day lounging by the warm fireplace or soaking in a hot tub as the flakes fall around you. 

Hoping to add a few winter adventures to your itinerary? The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to some of the very best cold-weather outdoor recreation around! Enjoy downhill thrills like skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing at Massanutten Resort and Wintergreen Resort, embark on a scenic drive or winter hike in Shenandoah National Park, or find the nearest ice-skating rink for a bit of frozen fun. 

Browse Mountain Accommodations in Bridgewater, Elkton, Luray, Massanutten Resort, Stanardsville, and Wintergreen, VA to start planning your winter visit!

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