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Open seven days a week, Seashore Bikes & Fitness caters to a cyclist's every whim. Rows upon rows of mountain, hybrid, BMX, and children's bikes await to grace walkers with newfound mobility, with models from brands such as Jamis and Free Agent. For those who are already married to the cycle of their dreams, the shop ensures no anniversary is forgotten by stocking shelves with a wide range of cycling parts and accessories, ranging from replacement seats to UVA- and UVB-blocking shades from Serfas. They also provide expert tune-up services to help keep bikes in top working condition and singing on key.

2268 Seashore Shoppes
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Families have no shortage of things to do at KOA Campground Williamsburg: Children can frolic among water fountains beside a heated pool or bounce through the air from two inflatable jumping pads. Families can even work together to pan for gems in an old-fashioned mining sluice for an additional fee.

Three generations of the same family have worked for more than 40 years to build this 180-acre wooded campground. It has the classic camping experience mixed in with plenty of modern updates: campers can enjoy a picnic in the communal pavilion, or let their animals socialize in one of the pet playgrounds. Around the park, there's a network of nature trails accessible on-foot or by a raccoon-drawn sled. Throughout the year, the campground also hosts events ranging from outdoor movie screenings to themed weekend parties.

At the end of the day, guests can retire to cabins outfitted with bunk-beds or enjoy the tent and RV sites with full hook-ups. Bridging the gap between wilderness and civilization are amenities such as complimentary cable and wireless internet. There's also plenty to see beyond the woods, too: the campground lies in close proximity to attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens.

4000 Newman Road
Williamsburg,
VA
US

Riverside Outfitters works to get Richmond-ers out on the water, up into the trees, and out on the trails with a variety of natural outdoor excursions. The staff helps locals and visitors engage with the area's rich landscape, guiding fleets of rafts, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and innertubes down the James River, which the Daily Press described as having "the only urban whitewater rafting experience available in the country." High ropes courses and climbing seminars teach first-timers how to nimbly break from gravity's embrace, while outdoor summer camps teach kids to engage wildlife without the scratchy fingers that come from texting with tree bark.

6836 Old Westham Rd.
Richmond,
VA
US