Things To Do In Norfolk, Virginia; Norfolk Botanical Garden

As we travel, we enjoy botanical gardens of all shapes and sizes but at home, we are lucky enough to have Norfolk Botanical Garden on our back doorstep where we can enjoy beautiful flowers all spring and summer and a spectacular holiday light display in the winter.  This family-friendly spot is a great place to host a wedding or just spend an afternoon. 

Visiting Historical Virginia; Berkley Plantation

Berkley Plantation is a family friendly and a history buff's bonanza!  It is not in the center of the Williamsburg tourist attractions, which is a plus for us and we thought it was worth the short drive to visit.  The plantation is peaceful and beautifully situated high above the James River. 

Virginia State Parks, Campground Series: Chippokes Plantation State Park

Just under an hour from home, Chippokes Plantation State Park is one of the closest parks and best known to us of all the parks.  When we bought our RV in March, we took it straight to Chippokes for our very first camping trip and despite the Pandemic interrupting our fun, we have restarted our camping adventures at Chippokes again this month.  With Chippokes being so close to home, it has been a great spot for us to test our camping ability in our new equipment before venturing too far.  My husband has called these our "Shake down" trips.