Great Virginia Getaways to Spice Up Your Summer

June 26, 2019

Looking for a weekend getaway to help make a long summer feel a bit more interesting?  There's always something to do in Virginia!  This beautiful state has a long and fascinating history and remains a vital source of trade and entertainment even today.  Whether you're only going for a day or two, or planning an extended bus trip from Washington, DC, to Virginia, you've got plenty of things to see and do.

Thanks to BestBus, you can travel in luxury with ticket prices starting at only $17.  At those sorts of prices, there's no reason not to see Virginia for yourself.  Along the way, you could see...

The Freedom Museum - Virginia was at the center of both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, giving it a level of authentic American history, you can't find many other places.  The Freedom Museum in Manassas is a wonderful tribute to this history, full of documents and artifacts from the last four hundred years.

Lake Accotink - There's plenty of beautiful nature sights to see in Virginia, but Lake Accotink (near Springfield) has a little bit of everything.  From boating on the lake, itself, to exploring the lovely nature trails on foot or bike, to riding a picturesque old-time carousel, this is a truly memorable getaway.

The Meadowlark Botanical Garden - This Vienna attraction is a must-see, filled with local flowers and plenty of local colors.  It's a great place for a quiet getaway, away from the noise of the cities.  Also, don't forget to come back at Christmas time - they cover their trees with lights, and it's absolutely spectacular.

SplashDown Water Park - Located in Manassas, this terrific water park is one of the best ways you could spend a day cooling off in the hot summer.  Whether you check out the awesome waterslides, or just chill in the lazy river, there's fun here for the whole family.

Springfield Town Center - Of course, you don't want to spend all your time outdoors.  The Springfield Town Center is one of the best indoor malls and recreation facilities you're likely to see.  In particular, if you don't have kids with you, make a point to catch a movie at the Regal Theater - it's got a liquor license.  

Bus from Washington, DC, to Virginia in Style

BestBus maintains several convenient stops in Virginia, including Springfield, Manassas, and Vienna.  With super-comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and even free power for your devices, there's no question you should travel with us.