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Who's Got Cabin Fever? 7 Ideas for a Staycation!

You don't have to go far to enjoy a family getaway near Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania & Stafford!

February 25, 2021

Feel the need to get away but want to stay close to home because of the pandemic? We get it! So we've rounded up seven great "Staycation" and "Daycation" ideas for Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford, VA. Whether you want to get away overnight or just for a day trip here are seven ways to enjoy a family staycation within a short drive of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford, VA.  Plus, we've teamed up with CertifiKid to get you special deals on each of them!


1.  Pev's Paintball Park

Unplug and get out for some safe, non-contact fun at Pev’s Paintball Park, the #1 retailer and paintball park in the nation! Pev's offers a fun, thrilling, and exciting place to play paintball with those who love paintball, for beginners who want to try paintball for the first time, and for those experienced players who play every week. 

Pev’s Paintball Park is the first and only of its kind in the nation built from the ground up for paintball games. Forty-eight acres with 14 playing fields; a town with 25+ buildings and props; a fortress with 3 mega towers and 8 buildings; 2 man-made rock fields with caves; 6 spectator-friendly arena fields with inflatable obstacles, 2 artificial turf fields. Whether you like fast-paced style of play or prefer to sneak around your opponents, they have the right fields for you.

Pev's is about a 90 minute drive from Fredericksburg. 

Bonus: Use this link to save 60% on your All-Day admission and rental.


Pev’s Paintball Park All-Day Admission, Equipment Rental & Paintballs

2. Interactive Scavenger Hunt: Richmond, VA or Baltimore, MD

Urban Adventure Quest combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smartphone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

Use clues provided on your Smartphone to navigate the city, solving clues to find the location or solve challenges to continue. See the local sites, learn interesting facts and discover unique history while gaining game points for correct answers.  Compare your scores to others on the app or compete with friends.

Richmond, VA is about an hour drive from Fredericksburg. 

Baltimore, MD is about a 2-hour drive from Fredericksburg.

Bonus: Only $29.99 for up to 5 people when you use this link.




3. Williamsburg, VA - Stay and Play!

Williamsburg KOA 2-night Cabin Getaway

There's no better way to say hello to spring than with an overnight stay in the great outdoors. Magic happens outdoors. Electronics take a backseat to natural wonders, giggles fill the air, and memories are made.

Williamsburg KOA takes family fun beyond classic camping by offering lots of options to make your stay super comfy. Hook up your RV; pitch your tent on a site with water and electric; choose a cabin outfitted with a full bed, bunk-beds and electricity; or upgrade to your very own YURT*! (use this link to save 30%!)

Busch Gardens + Water Country

From heart-thumping roller coasters to state-of-the-art water rides, world-class dining and kid-friendly experiences, there's something for everyone at these two popular theme parks. 

Perfect for first-timers, Busch Gardens Williamsburg offers KIDsiderate ® (their word for kid-friendly) attractions, animal experiences and family-friendly entertainment. Even MORE fun, if you have a preschooler (age 3-5), your little tyke can get unlimited visits to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA all season with a free preschool pass! Registration and first visit must occur by May 31, 2021.

Williamsburg is about an hour and 45 minute drive from Fredericksburg.

Use this link to save up to 35% on tickets!

Williamsburg KOA 2-Night Cabin or Campsite Getaway
Busch Gardens Williamsburg + Water Country USA - Up to 35% Off Admission!


4. Treetop Zipline Tour at Salamander Resort & Spa

Thrill-seekers rejoice! An invigorating family-friendly eco-adventure awaits within the peaceful canopy of trees amplified by the exceptional views of the historic Virginia countryside.

Each eco-experience is guided by Empower Adventures professional staff to provide exceptional support and encouragement as you navigate through your adventure. Recommended for ages 4+

Middleburg, VA is about an hour and 30-minute drive from Fredericksburg.

Save up to 50% with this link!


Treetop Zipline Tour at Salamander Resort & Spa

5. Round Trip Bus to NYC!

Take the bus from Tyson, VA to NYC. With multiple safe and convenient stops, OurBus provides daily, direct service and a relaxing ride in new, clean buses with reclining seats, sanitized bathrooms, charging outlets, WiFi, and even bottled water for all passengers. Any time of year is magical in NYC - absorb the buzz-worthy atmosphere of Times Square, trace your roots on Ellis Island, have a Night at the Museum adventure at the Museum of Natural History, tour NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center, take in a Broadway show or experience world-class shopping and ethnic eats throughout the city.

While you're there you can go on an interactive Scavenger Hunt, Take in the Dude Perfect show or enjoy a family photo mini session.

Tyson is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Fredericksburg.

Use this link for one FREE child per adult rider.


OurBus Round Trip Fare Between NYC & Philly Area - KIDS RIDE FREE!


6. SeaQuest

Not your ordinary aquarium, SeaQuest brings animals and marine life out from behind the looking glass for up-close and personal experiences. Designed as a ‘Quest of Edutainment,’ visitors to SeaQuest enjoy realistically themed exhibits and connect with animals through various hands-on encounters. Feed sharks, touch stingrays and immerse yourself among the capybara, Asian small-clawed otters, giant sulcata tortoises, large exotic birds, and thousands of other creatures along the way. 

In search of a more daring experience? Enjoy walk-in aviaries, feeding caiman, or snorkeling in the premier swim tank, filled with reef sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of tropical fish. All SeaQuest exhibits and animals vary by location - check out the "Discover" section of the website for the location you plan to visit and learn more about the exhibits and animals you can expect to find.

Lynchburg is about a 2 hour drive from Fredericksburg

Use this link to save 30% on admission.


SeaQuest Land and Sea Adventures


7. Terrapin Adventures

Prepare to soar through the air, defy gravity, and feel the breeze through the trees at Terrapin Adventures! Get your fill of thrills as you climb, swing, jump, zip and traverse your way through the exhilarating elements. Experience Ropes Courses, Zip Line, Tree Swing, Rock Wall, Archery, River Tubing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Caving, backpacking and more!

Nestled in the trees along the Patuxent River, an invigorating family-friendly adventure awaits.

Use this link to save up to 45% off your adventure.

Up to 45% Off Terrapin Adventures - Aerial Ropes, Zip Line, Archery, River Tubing & More!
Up to 45% Off Terrapin Adventures - Aerial Ropes, Zip Line, Archery, River Tubing & More!
Up to 45% Off Terrapin Adventures - Aerial Ropes, Zip Line, Archery, River Tubing & More!


Please note: There may be travel restrictions in place due to the pandemic. Please check with local and state governments before traveling. Also, while we are doing our best to update closures and cancellations, please make sure to double-check with the attraction before heading out! 

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