weekend getaways near charlottesville

Weekend Getaways Near Charlottesville

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Share the love!

Although there’s certainly a lot to love about Charlottesville, it’s still fun to explore new places with a weekend getaway. The great thing about just going away for the weekend rather than an entire week is that if you work a typical Monday through Friday job, you won’t have to take any vacation days. You can head out after work on Friday and come back Sunday evening for a short trip away.

Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend with your significant other, a weekend getaway with family, or prefer traveling solo, there are some great weekend getaways near Charlottesville! When you go away for the weekend, you don’t want to spend a lot of time driving since you only have a few days to spend there. All of these vacation spots are within a few hours driving distance to luxury apartment complex Beacon on 5th.


Richmond is gaining national attention for its hopping beer scene, controversial history, outdoor activities, and friendly atmosphere. Explore trails by the James River, find your new favorite work of art at the VMFA, and try new foods. Feeling fancy? Enjoy tea time at the historic Jefferson hotel! There’s so much to learn and see in this incredible city.

Colonial Williamsburg

For history lovers, Colonial Williamsburg is a must-see! With authentic colonial costumes and historic buildings, you’ll feel as if you stepped back in time to 18th-century America. Colonial Williamsburg is also beautiful during the Christmas season, with twinkling lights, greenery, and holiday decor adding to the charm of the community. For reservations, why not stay at one of the many historical hotels in the area?

Washington, D.C.

One great thing about living in Charlottesville is the close proximity to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.! There’s so much to do in the city with museums, monuments, the White House, Smithsonian’s National Zoo, and the National Mall. With so much history and culture in the city, it’s the perfect weekend getaway. Be sure to check out the great nightlife and restaurant scene during your visit.

Smith Mountain Lake

Just over a two-hour drive away is Smith Mountain Lake, the perfect summer vacation spot.  With over 500 miles of shoreline, Smith Mountain Lake is great for boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking, or paddle boarding. Rent a lakefront property for the best views and easy access to the water! If you’re all sunned-out by the end of the day, check out the nearby vineyards and breweries to unwind and relax.

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway near Charlottesville, those are a few ideas for you. Traveling gives us the opportunity to explore more of the world and leads way to new experiences. Next time you have a free weekend, why not take a few days and go somewhere you’ve never been? Safe travels!

Located in the beautiful mountains of Charlottesville, VA, Beacon on 5th Apartment Homes offers residents the ultimate luxury and convenience. You can choose from our studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom luxury apartments. Schedule a tour today with one of our leasing professionals to start living your dreams at Beacon on 5th!

Share the love!