How to Plan a Trip from Virginia Beach to Natural Bridge

You don’t have to spend a lot of time, money, or energy to plan an epic vacation. You’d be surprised at how many amazing vacation spots there are just few hours away from home! Consider a getaway from Virginia Beach to Natural Bridge! Our quiet town is nestled in the heart of Rockbridge County, where you can enjoy outdoor adventures, amazing hotels, and so much more. It’s a great place for a last-minute weekend getaway with the family!  

When you’re ready to start planning your road trip, request our free Natural Bridge Vacation Guide. This online guide is filled with local recommendations on what to do during your trip to Natural Bridge, VA. 

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Steps to Plan the Ultimate Road Trip from Virginia Beach to Natural Bridge 

Driving Distance 

There are 255 miles between Virginia Beach and Natural Bridge, VA. The distance between the two cities yields a drive time of just under four hours, which is the perfect distance for a weekend-long Blue Ridge Mountains vacation. The route passes through Richmond, VA, at about the halfway point, so it’s a great place to stop for food and/or gas! 

What to Do 

Natural Bridge, VA, is a perfect destination for family getaways. No matter what your group’s interests are, there’s an activity for everyone! There are many family-friendly things to do in Natural Bridge. Explore underground at the Caverns at Natural Bridge or view wildlife at the Virginia Safari Park 

Of course, we can’t forget about the Natural Bridge State Park! This local attraction features miles of hiking trails and spectacular 215-foot-high natural bridge. Guests can visit the park from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. The visitors center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., where you can find trail maps and other resources.  

Enhance your family vacation with our Natural Bridge vacation packages. These special offers are a great way to get more out of your trip, like the Family Fun Outdoor Package. This package includes overnight accommodations, two adult’s and two children’s tickets to the Natural Bridge State Park and the Caverns at Natural Bridge, breakfast-for-four, and a basket full of sweet treats!  

Stay at the Natural Bridge Hotel  

Deluxe Queen Main Hotel


Make the Natural Bridge Hotel your homestead during your trip. Our historic hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the area’s most popular attractions, which makes it easy to check off each item on your itinerary! After a day of exploring, head back to your room at the Natural Bridge Hotel. Our hotel in Natural Bridge, VA, boasts four unique accommodation types including Main Inn RoomsPremium Second-Floor Balcony RoomsGuest Rooms on Cottage Hill, and Veranda Room. During your stay, enjoy our hotel’s complimentary amenities. 

Check our availability to start planning your trip from Virginia Beach to Natural Bridge!