Category Archives: Beyond Virginia

24 Fabulous Things to Do in Frankfort, KY (+ Nearby Attractions)

Best things to do in Frankfort KY

The capital of Kentucky, Frankfort, is not usually the first place you think of when planning a family trip to the South. However, it’s certainly not a city that you should ignore! Located right along the Kentucky River, you’ll find many things to do in Frankfort KY, from museums to parks and memorials to distilleries. […]

12 Must-Visit National Parks in Tennessee (+ Historic Sites!)

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site - National parks in Tennessee

The gorgeous state of Tennessee has 12 national designated parks and historical sites worth visiting! This guide details all national parks in Tennessee, including national battlefields and the most visited national park in the US – Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Which Tennessee national park is your favorite? Let us know in the comments! Historical […]

10 Best Hikes near Charlotte, NC for All Levels (+ Map!)

Hiking trails near Charlotte North Carolina

I sometimes forget about how much nature surrounds Charlotte and how it is the perfect base for nature opportunities. These are the best hikes near Charlotte NC for all skill levels. I grew up in an area of the United States (Richmond, VA) where mountains were not my backyard and I always envied those that […]

20 Best Things to Do in Ocean City MD (+ Attractions Nearby!)

Ocean City in summer - Eliyahu Yosef Parypa - Shutterstock.com

When most people think of Maryland, they often think of Ocean City, the world-famous resort town on the Atlantic! This is a guide of the best things to do in Ocean City MD (for first-time visitors)! Located between the Isle of Wright Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City boasts a boardwalk full of attractions, […]