National Plan for Vacation Day Deals

National Plan for Vacation Day is here. January 31st is a day set aside to encourage Americans to plan their vacation throughout the year at the start of the year. Taking time off is associated with higher productivity, performance, more positive attitude towards work and in improved mental and physical health. Yet less than half (49%) of households set aside time to plan the use of their vacation time each year. Now is the time to plan those vacations and put those days to good use.

We have compiled a few Virginia travel discounts and specials to help you plan and entice you to book your travel plans early. While some of these deals are available to book throughout the spring season, a few are flash deals that expire in 24 hours, so book as soon as possible to ensure you get the best prices!



24 Hour Sale for Landsdowne Resort & Spa—Leesburg

Landsdowne Resort

24 hour sale today only! (1/31/17) Save 25% on your vacation at Landsdowne Resort & Spa for spring, summer or winter get away with code: PLANYOURVACATION *Available for stays February 12 – March 3, June – August, and November 15 – December 30th, 2017. Black-out dates apply. Not applicable for existing reservations. Only bookable online. Must book on January 31, 2017. Learn More, or Book Now


5% off for Shadow Mountain Escape—Luray

Shadow Mountain Escape

5% discount for reservations at Shadow Mountain Escape through March 31st with discount code: VACATION. Romantic couple’s getaway in authentic timber frame cabins bordering the Shenandoah National Park. Learn More, or Book Now


Incredible Packages at Graduate Hotel—Charlottesville

Packages available for spring vacations at the vintage style, collegiate inspired Graduate Hotel. Packages vary based on holiday and local happenings and can include discounts to local attractions. Learn More, or Book Now


20% off Virginia State Park Cabin Rentals

Shenandoah River State Park

Virginia State Parks is offering an additional 20% off our already discounted week cabin stays for summer reservations booked between Jan. 31 and April 25, 2017. Week cabin stays already rent for the price of 6 nights and this special, good for stays from June 2 to Aug. 27, 2017, brings the week cost down to under the equivalent of 5 nights. Details including the discount code for booking can be found here.



Free Taste of Arlington Tickets—Arlington

Two FREE Taste of Arlington tickets when you book two or more hotel nights in Arlington the weekend of Taste of Arlington (May 21, 2017) via The annual Taste of Arlington is a delicious street festival in Arlington, Va. featuring food from more than 40 restaurants, live entertainment, a beer and wine garden, a Kidzone and a farmer’s market. Learn More


$10 Tickets for Annual East Coast She Crab Soup Classic—Virginia Beach

This VB culinary staple is one of the region’s most popular dishes and has landed on almost every seafood-centric menu throughout Virginia Beach. Restaurants will serve their individual recipes and compete for the top prize, voted on by both those in attendance and a panel of critics. Pre-sale tickets through Ticketmaster go quickly for this one, so make sure to plan your trip soon! The first 30 tickets purchased using the code VBCRAB are only $10 each. Learn More, or Buy Tickets Now



Two Park Pass for Busch Gardens & Water Country USA—Williamsburg

Busch Garden Rides

Pay for Busch Gardens and get Water Country USA FREE. Available Online-Only. Offer expires March 31, 2017. Learn More, or Book Now

Busch Gardens

Unlimited admission to two great parks – Busch Gardens & Water Country USA with the 2 Park Preschool pass for children age 3-5. Must present certified birth certificate or travel passport. Offer Expires May 31, 2017. Learn More, or Book Now 


Discounted Tickets for Spring Excursions on 611 Steam Locomotive—Roanoke

Take a ride behind the Norfolk and Western Class J #611 steam locomotive and make memories with the family that will last a life time.  Spring excursion tickets on sale now, pre-plan your visit and book now at before they sell out.  

J Class 611 Spring 2017 Roanoke Excursions

April 22 & 23 2017 – The Roanoker, Greensboro, N.C. to Roanoke, Va.

May 27, 28 & 29, 2017 – The Powhatan Arrow, Roanoke, Va., to Lynchburg, Va.

May 27, 28 & 29 2017 – The Pocahontas, Roanoke, Va., to Walton (Radford), Va.

May 29, 2017 – The Powhatan Arrow, Roanoke, Va., to Lynchburg, Va.


15% off Registration for Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon—Roanoke

Cheer on the marathoner in the family at America’s Toughest Road Marathon Saturday April 21, 2017. Receive 15% off registration for any race distances by using the code: VISITVBR17 through online registration (no expiration; unlimited; excludes family 1 miler). Also enjoy a special discounted stay for a weekend of fun in Virginia’s Blue Ridge by booking your stay at a Blue Ridge Marathon partner hotel. Learn More, or Book Now



Discounted Entry to Monticello—Charlottesville


Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson, is offering Online discount on select tours and discount pricing on their Behind the Scenes Tour through February ($48 instead of the usual $60). Learn More


1865 Foundation Weekend Package—Appomattox

This special, discounted Civil War package includes: Accommodations for two nights at the brand new Appomattox Inn and Suites Hotel on Friday and Saturday, April 8 & 9, 2016. Civil War Ball on Friday night at the hotel, Tour of The Appomattox Station Battlefield, A visit to the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, a Tour of The American Civil War “Museum of the Confederacy- Appomattox”, a Civil War Era Dinner on Saturday night at the hotel, and a luminary program at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park on Saturday night after dinner. Learn More, or Book Now



January 31 ONLY: $3 off Entry to Birthplace of Country Music Museum—Bristol

Birthplace of County Music Museum

Visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 and mention this promotion, and receive $3.00 off museum admission. In addition, in honor of Ground Hog Day, visit the Museum any Tuesday and Thursday in February and buy one museum admission and get the second museum admission free. Learn More


VIP Seats for the Patriotic Festival: A Celebration of Our Military—Virginia Beach

Patriotic Festival celebrates the Military at The Virginia Beach Oceanfront for three days of National Touring Artists Concerts, Military Expos and Displays. The Concerts will be at 5th Street and Oceanfront Friday and Saturday Evening and Sunday Afternoon. Featuring Old Dominion, Darius Rucker and Jake Owen. General admission is free, however, limited VIP seating is on sale now. Learn More

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