Mar 21, 2024 - Things to Do

3 top family-friendly destinations in the country are near Richmond

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Looking for a family-friendly escape? Three destinations within an easy drive from Richmond were named some of the best in the U.S.

Driving the news: Yelp revealed its Top 10 Family Friendly Travel Destinations in the U.S. this week, and Charlottesville, Virginia Beach and OBX's Kill Devil Hills were among the winners.

  • Apple picking and hiking trips to nearby Shenandoah National Park make C-ville great for families.
  • And, you guessed it, ocean play and watersports — plus nearby attractions like the Virginia Aquarium and Wright Brothers Memorial — landed KDH and VB on the list.

What they did: Yelp created the list by narrowing down the places where searches for "family friendly" saw significant increases.

Zoom out: Other spots on the list include Fredericksburg, Texas (we know! We didn't know it existed either), Napa, Ithaca and Burlington, Vermont.

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