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Plan a weekend getaway with the whole family. Virginia’s River Realm is filled with family fun for all ages!

Where Is Virginia's River Realm?

Full of delightful surprises, hidden gems, and friendly, small-town spirit. The 465 miles of shoreline, eight great small towns, and hundreds of unique attractions invite visitors to enjoy the wonder of a perfect oyster, the promise of a back road or secret cove and the pleasure of sharing a table with friends. A place where you can catch your breath, calm your mind and live your dreams.
Where Is Virginia's River Realm?

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Go Crabbin’

Great news for anyone who loves fresh crab meat! According to a 2019 survey, nearly 600 million blue crabs live in the Chesapeake Bay. That’s

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Family Fun, Kid-Friendly Destination

Fun for the whole family at Compass Entertainment

Compass Entertainment in Irvington offers fun activities for the whole family, including the area’s only multi-screen luxury boutique movie theatre, plus nine exciting attractions: an arcade, indoor adventure course, climbing walls, go-karts, miniature golf, and Meridian full-service restaurant and bar

Kilmarnock's Town Centre Park

Kilmarnock’s Town Centre Park is OPEN DAILY from Dawn until Dusk! Inside this park, you’ll find every child’s favorite: the Waterworks Splash Pad! The Park has a number of family-friendly events throughout the year, including the Music On The Half Shell concert series. Pups are even welcome at the Scottie Yard Dog Park.

Take An Eco Tour with our watermen

Join one of the Captains from Virginia Watermen Heritage Tours for the Bay’s best hands-on tours. Experience the Chesapeake Bay with an authentic working waterman as your personal guide. From learning about the Bay to how the oyster industry has returned to watching wildlife, this is as personal as it gets.

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Favorite Dining Spots

Frontporch coffee & Gathering Place

Grab a cup of coffee or an ice cream with the kids. Their relaxed atmosphere and casual gathering area make a perfect place to take a quick lunch break during a big day in the River Realm.

Family-friendly dining & doughnuts

Chesapeake Doughnut Company

Sweet smiles are in surplus at Chesapeake Doughnut Company! Their freshly made, organic doughnuts are an ideal sweet treat for the kids (& grown-ups). 

Mini Golf & Ice Cream in Urbanna, Virginia

Bethpage Miniature Golf & Ice-Creamery

Play 18 holes in the wildly fun world of COWTOPIA and enjoy 20 delicious flavors of hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream! COWTOPIA is an artfully designed miniature golf course with whimsical cows around every corner.

Stevie's Ice Cream in Kilmarnock

Stevie's Ice Cream

No trip to Virginia’s River Realm is complete without a stop at Stevie’s Ice Cream! Their Fresh soft served ice cream is made hourly. Fuzzy Kids are welcome, too! Bring your dog for a pup cup!

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Ways To Stay

Bethpage & Grey's Point Campground | RV Campgrounds in Virginia

Bethpage campground

Stay and play by the Chesapeake Bay! Visit Virginia’s highest rated waterfront RV resort, twice named best RV resort in the nation! Incredible water park, full hook up sites, modern cottages, waterfront indoor reception facility, pavilion, daily activities, theme weekends, live entertainment, playgrounds, marina, boat ramp, storage, charter boat, pools, sandy beach, water trampoline, and more! Pets welcome.

Camping Areas in Virginia's River Realm


With so many AirBnbs throughout the River Realm, Group & Family-Friendly lodging is easy to find. These vacation rentals offer an ideal home-away-from-home experience for the whole family with beautiful views and privacy.


If you love the outdoors you’ll love Grey’s Point! Enjoy their huge water park with slides, multiple pools and the splash point kid’s area. Bring your boat to the ramp and hit the Rappahannock River for some of the best fishing in Virginia. Hop in one of their paddle boats, kayaks or canoes and take in the scenery along the river. Or relax on the long sandy beach by the river! There’s something for everyone!


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Discover Your Perfect River Realm Adventure!

Are you the type that loves an outdoor adventure? Or are you looking to spend quality time with your loved ones splashing along our shorelines?

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