USA: Mid Atlantic, Family Reunions and Gatherings. Thinking of getting together with your family? We have assembled an assortment of family friendly places each geared to make creating a memorable family reunion just happen. From the sandy beaches of Virginia Beach and historical tourism and mountain vistas, the Mid Atlantic has great potential for reunions and gathers. We have discovered the best reunion spots to make your search easier.
Virginia: Virginia Beach. Without a doubt Virginia Beach meets the vacation needs of all ages. The signature oceanfront boardwalk and 35 miles of additional beach provide the base for creating the perfect carefree vacation experience. Premier sunrises introduce awesome beach days with plenty of interesting diversions. Friendly people, great restaurants and world-class entertainment combine with beautiful surroundings and one-of-a-kind museum programs to make vacation memories. Reunion benefit: When it is easy to plan it probably is going to happen. Jennifer Lynch coordinates the team that helps make reunions in Virginia Beach happen. In addition to answering questions and assisting with area connections, her seasoned team fills requests for destination information by sending a Virginia Beach Tour Planner, a guidebook containing the details about events, attractions, hotels, restaurants and all kinds of fun things to do. (Order a Virginia Beach Tour Planner online or by call 1-800-VA-BEACH (1-800-822-3224) or www.vbfun.com)
Virginia: Mountain Lake Hotel. Located high in the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia, the Hotel was made famous by the film Dirty Dancing. The area is ideal place for families who wish to enjoy, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating or golf. Onsite they have a 55-room lodge as well as more than a dozen cottages with more space is also available at the 16-room historic hotel. Reunion benefit: Mountain Lake Hotel invites families to contact them for help organizing a family reunion on site. (Mountain Lake Hotel, 115 Hotel Circle Pembroke, 24136. Toll-free 1-800-346-3334 or 1(540) 626-7172 or www.mtnlakehotel.com)
West Virginia: Harpers Ferry. With a wide array of kamping accommodations plus a reputation for being #1 For Good Clean Fun, the Harpers Ferry KOA is an ideal gathering place for family reunions. With a diverse selection of facilities and activities available, their group coordinator can help you plan a relaxing weekend or an event-filled week for kampers of all ages. Ask about including white water rafting or tubing in your group package. Catering services are also available to suit your needs from a continental breakfast to a full service formal dinner. Housing options run the gambit from 20 person bunkhouses to 2 room cabins and tent sites. The banquet hall seats up to 300 people, while both the pavilion and theatre seat 100 people – perfect for a family gathering of epic proportions. Other great on-site activities include an Olympic size swimming pool, a movie theatre, a Civil War museum (and an authentic Civil War trench), theme weekends, a pizzeria, watermelon feeds, basketball courts, volleyball courts, arts & crafts and kids activities. (343 Campground Road, Harpers Ferry 25425. 1-800-562-9497, 1-304-535-6895 or www.harpersferrykoa.com)
Virginia: Wintergreen Resort. Escape to the Blue Ridge Mountains and breathe a sigh of relief. Enjoy a slower pace, no official schedules, car pools or traffic jams. Walk along quiet forest pathways, cont stars at night, sip hot cocoa, take a sleigh ride, ski, board or just nestle up with your child and share a good book. Relax and engage in a peaceful mountain rhythm. Wintergreen Resort, the perfect family mountain retreat, spans 11,000 acres along the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers families a selection of more than 300 mountain style villas as well as spacious studio suites and vacation homes many with fireplaces. Bonus Point: Try the state's largest tubing park with different levels of excitement. Created for thrill seekers, the 900-foot “Plunge” provides a 10-lane high energy scream machine as it drops tubers more than 100 vertical feet at a fast pace. On the tamer side “The Slide” offers fun for the younger set. Reunion Benefit: Designed with activities everyone can enjoy, the resort’s year-round calendar includes family campfires and storytelling, hayrides, and craft workshops. Create a personalized gift with watercolors or ceramics during a craft workshop. Take turns putting at our 18-hole miniature golf course. Ride horseback through the sparkling Blue Ridge Mountains. Discovery: Staff members have the ability to organize a “Family Olympics” competition. (Route 664 Wintergreen, VA 22958. 1-800-926-3723 or www.wintergreen.com)
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