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5 Fun Day Trips from Midlothian

The whirlwind of the holidays has ended, and everything is beginning to settle. However, after the holidays, it’s easy to fall into a winter slump! If you need something to stray from the ordinary, perhaps you can take a day trip or a weekend getaway! Midlothian is conveniently located about an hour each way to either the ocean or the mountains. Whether you need an escape or simply want something fun to do, check out these fun day trips from Midlothian!

Virginia Beach

About 2 hours east of Richmond, you’ll find Virginia Beach. A straight shot down I-64, the drive is relatively simple and well worth it. Although it is winter, Virginia Beach still has plenty to offer. Walk down the boardwalk on a sunny day, or explore their culinary scene. If you’re feeling adventurous, go camping on the beach or book a tour to go whale watching! Virginia Beach is perfect for both a day trip or a weekend getaway.


If you head in the opposite direction on I-64, you’ll come across the beautiful city of Charlottesville. Nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville has lots to offer, from views to brews. With tons of local wineries, breweries, and cideries, spend the day on a hunt for your new favorite local beverage. On the other hand, you can visit Downtown Charlottesville to browse local boutiques and restaurants. For an active adventure, take a stroll around the University of Virginia’s beautiful campus, or hike on one of the many local trails. 

Washington, D.C.

About 2 hours north, you’ll find yourself at the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.! From the plethora of museums and monuments to shopping and dining, you will never run out of things to do. Explore the Georgetown Waterfront or drink and dine on the water at The Wharf. While you’re there, discover the National Harbor, featuring various shops, restaurants, and other attractions. No matter what you’re looking for, you are sure to find it around Washington, D.C.!


Rich with history, Williamsburg is about an hour from Midlothian. Here you’ll find the quaint Colonial Williamsburg, the beautiful college of William & Mary, and the popular theme park, Busch Gardens. Dive into history at the Jamestown settlement or Colonial Williamsburg, or explore historic shops. If you need a refreshment, stop for a drink at Aleworks Brewing Company or Brass Cannon Brewing. Transport yourself back in time as you learn about the stories and history of Williamsburg.

Shenandoah National Park

Are you looking to spend some time in the great outdoors? Look no further than Shenandoah National Park! Cruise through Skyline Drive, experiencing breathtaking views of Shenandoah and beyond. Discover hiking trails that offer sweeping views of the land below, or surround yourself with the trees in a waterfall hike. Regardless of the time of year, the views at Shenandoah National Park are absolutely stunning.

From the city’s hustle and bustle to the serenity of the ocean or the mountains, there are many different day trips from Midlothian worth exploring. If you’re in search of a change in scenery, pack up your car and hit the road!

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