Warm Weather Weekends is a series of blogs about Summer destinations within driving distance of RounTrey.

Virginia is a beautiful place to be in the summer. Richmond days can get hot and humid, but luckily we’re only a drive away from beaches and mountains. Call the babysitter and sneak away for the weekend, or pack up the van and bring the whole family. This months’ edition of Warm Weather Weekends features destinations in Southern Virginia.

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The falls at Philpott Lake

Hop onto 95 south and keep driving—there are plenty of hidden gems in Southern Va. Philpott Lake, inside Bowens Creek Park is great for family picnics, boating, and sunbathing. Open May thru September! For more information: Bowens Creek Park

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Sunrise at Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston, close to the North Carolina border, is also a popular destination. There are stunning lakefront homes to rent, but you can also camp on the lake if you’re up for an adventure. Lake Gaston is known for its water sports, where you can water ski, wakeboard, swim, and go boating, but there are also lush golf courses and evening entertainment events. Visit their website.

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Primland resort at sunset

If you’re up for a drive, Primland is a luxurious and eco-conscious resort on a whopping 12,000 acres near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwestern Virginia. Primland is perfect for a romantic weekend and features an observatory for stargazing and multiple top-tier restaurants. Visit their website.

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Historic mansion in Danville

Southern Virginia is home to many historical districts including Danville’s Millionaires’ Row and Martinsville Historic District, to name a few. Soak up on your Civil War History and appreciate varying styles of architecture in these small southern towns. For the full list: Virginia Historic Sites

These are just a few things that Virginia has to offer, all within driving distance of our community! Next time’s Warm Weather Weekends will feature Eastern and Coastal Virginia destinations. Stay tuned!