If there has ever been a year that warranted a vacation, this is the year. With summer quickly slipping away, there is still time to plan a fun-filled staycation. Luckily, Northern Virginia residents have tons of choices for a local getaway. After suffering through a global pandemic, you deserve a staycation. We have found the best Northern Virginia staycations for couples and families.

Best Spots in Northern Virginia for Family Staycations

Salamander Resort & Spa: Something For Everyone

Nestled in the horse and wine country of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Salamander Resort & Spa is a Forbes Five-Star destination resort. 

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The resort offers countryside bike tours, equestrian programs, gourmet dining, luxurious Salamander Spa treatments, and elegant suites featuring scenic views.  

The 340-acre resort is situated within the historic town of Middleburg, Virginia. The quaint village is home to over 100 eccentric shops, beautiful restaurants, and neighboring wineries

Each weekend night, the resort hosts Kids Night Out, a night of games like glow-in-the-dark bocce ball, dinner, and splashing around in the pool. While the kids are having the time of their lives, stay on the property and enjoy dinner and drinks at the Gold Cup Wine Bar or get cozy in your PJs and order room service. 

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Create memories you will never forget zip-lining across 20-acres of the property. Glide from treetop to treetop across five different zip lines and two suspension bridges.

Located just 45 miles west of Washington DC, Salamander Resort & Spa's relaxed atmosphere will have you feeling thousands of miles away from your daily, hectic life.

Country Comfort Bed & Breakfast: A Lovers Getaway

Located minutes from historic Leesburg, Virginia, Country Comfort Bed & Breakfast is the perfect romantic getaway. 

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The serene countryside property provides private suites that include king beds, living and dining rooms, a mini-fridge, and wooden decks. Wake up, choose your breakfast, and have it delivered to the comfort of your bed.

While reserving your room, choose what goodies you would like your fridge stocked with for your late-night snacks. For surprise romantic getaways, the staff will sprinkle rose petals throughout your room with a bottle of wine and chocolates.

For couples looking to unplug from the world and tune in to one another, Comfort Bed & Breakfast is the perfect Northern Virginia staycation.

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Leesburg has plenty of things to do for those who want to engage in a little outdoor activity. Pack a picnic and visit family-owned Zephaniah Farm Vineyard. Or have afternoon tea and take a hike at Oatlands Historic House & Gardens.

End your evening sitting in a rocking chair with a glass of wine, enjoying the quiet life.  

Lansdowne Resort & Spa: Summertime is For Golf

Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, is the ideal Northern Virginia staycation if you are a golf enthusiast, outdoor adventurer, or wine lover.

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Lansdowne is one of the premier golf destinations in Northern Virginia, offering exceptional player experience.

Designed by two of the most respected golfers, Greg Norman and Robert Trent Jones Jr., the luxurious resort offers golf courses that provide mental and physical tests for all players. The strategic layouts will assess the skills of golfers on every playing level.

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Taking your Northern Virginia staycation at Lansdowne is genuinely a vacation within a vacation with a wide range of outdoor activities like footgolf, fantastic basketball facilities, three world-class golf courses, and various hiking and biking trails.

Indulge yourself in pure extravagance with a suite at Lansdowne Resort which includes a parlor and guest room. Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the mountains, countryside, and the serene Potomac River Valley from your private balcony.

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You won't need to leave the resort for anything. Take a spa day at the idyllic Spa Minerale. Work out at Lansdowne's state-of-the-art fitness center, and choose from the resort's various bars and restaurants. 

SplashDown Waterpark: A Cool Family Staycation

SplashDown Waterpark, Northern Virginia's largest waterpark, is located 25 miles from the nation's capital in Manassas, Virginia. 

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What could be better than a few days in the sun with the family? The waterpark sits on 13-acres of land and houses a lazy river that moves you and your tube at a leisurely 5 miles per hour.

Brave the four-story slides of the Pipeline Tower, test your balancing skills on the Log Walk, and gyrate through the Tropical Twister slide.

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Splashdown provides Kids Cove for the little ones, where gentle water fountains and pint-sized water slides are made just for them.

Play sand volleyball, rent a cabana and grab some chow at The Snack Shack or Paradise Pizza.

Tru by Hilton Manassas is just minutes from SplashDown Waterpark. Grab a complimentary breakfast before you head out for your afternoon of fun. Enjoy their 24-hour fitness center and shuffleboard, along with other games located in the lobby. 

Best Northern Virginia Staycations: Right in Your Backyard

Living in Northern Virginia means you don't need to travel too far for a vacation. Whether it's wine tasting, riding horses, golfing on the finest courses in the area, enjoying a comfy bed & breakfast, or bonding with the family on outrageous waterslides, Northern Virginia has a staycation for everyone. 

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