Make your trip to the Old Dominion State more enjoyable than ever in one of our Cruise America Richmond RV rentals. Richmond, VA, is one of the region`s most historic cities. From a trip to Henricus, the second English settlement in America, to a day with the kids at Paramount`s Kings Dominion amusement park, which features more than 200 rides and a 19-acre water park, your trip to the Richmond area is sure to please. Plus, with Cruise America, you can feel free to travel all across the state of Virginia. Here are a few suggestions for daytrips from Richmond in your rental motorhome:
Many are surprised to learn that there are nearly 200 wineries in Virginia. This makes it the fifth largest producer of wine in the U.S. Just an hour and a half west of Richmond lies the Monticello Wine Trail. This winery-covered area features some of the best wines on the market. Monticello is often referred to as the "birthplace of wine" due to the fact that it was Thomas Jefferson`s vision to have award-winning vineyards within view of his home. This inspired many wineries to offer breathtaking views, tastings that are affordable and many new wines to discover. There are also a great number of places to park your RV for the night, should you choose to do that. Some of the favorite wineries to visit in the area are Veritas Vineyard and Winery, Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards and King Family Vineyards. The city of Charlottesville is nearby, and offers arts, shopping, music and a special charm. To get to the wine trail from Richmond, Take I-64 W about 80 miles, then take exit 107 for US-250 toward Crozet/Yancey Mills. Turn left onto US-250 W for approximately 7 miles, then turn right onto State Rte 631. Turn left on Vineyard Lane and you`ll find the trail.
The Luray Caverns were discovered in 1878, and have been operating for 132 years. There are paved and well-lit pathways through the 10-story high caves that are thought to be millions of years old. The general admission to the caverns also buys your way into the Luray Valley Museum and a self-guided tour of the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. One highlight of the visit is the "Stalacpipe Organ." It`s the largest musical instrument in the world. The music is produced by an organ console that send signals to specially chosen stalactites that are tapped with rubber-tipped mallets, creating a series of symphonic tones. To get to the Luray Caverns from Richmond, take the I-64 W and the US-33 W. The trip takes about two hours and 10 minutes.
Motorhome rentals are a great way to see the countryside, discover new places and stay in comfort the whole time. Every motorhome in our fleet is professionally maintained, carefully cleaned and ready for your next great American vacation. Visit today to book your next RV rental in Richmond, VA!