I can’t believe that this is the last weekend in August already. When you are in the Parks business, the weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day are loaded with activities and there is so much to do you can barely catch your breath. Since my husband and I do not have children, it has made a lot of sense for us not to take vacations in the summer when my job is so chaotic.
But let me tell you a big secret – in Virginia September and even October have weather that in many ways beats the summer months! We usually vacation around September 17th since it’s my husband’s birthday and our anniversary (ladies, you see the testament that I am a clever woman combining those dates). This year, we are going a little earlier. But I will be blogging about my vacation plans later (naturally in a State Park).
This is when you need to start thinking about your cabin or camping getaway for the Fall.
For example, if you have tried to get camping and cabin reservations at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach this summer, you most likely have been disappointed or very lucky. But once Labor Day rolls around, you will find plenty of availability, especially during the week, and wonderful weather to enjoy Virginia Beach. Weekends may still be tough, but the longer in advance you can plan, the better.
Same goes for that fall foliage mountain trip you have always wanted to do. It may already be too late for a weekend cabin at Douthat State Park but there is plenty of availability during the week. Or try our new cabins at James River State Park.
Not sure where you want to go?Call our reservation center and have the resevation counselor check for availability for the type of site you are interested in and the dates. He/she can tell you what is available and what the amenities are at the park.
Our reservation center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 800-933-7275. Or you can search for availability and make reservations on line.