We are looking to fly into Washington DC in early August in order to meet up for a vacation with a family that lives in Chapel Hill NC. Any recommendations on a central, fun place to stay for 4 adults and 6 kids (5 and under).. we were thinking the Blue Ridge Highlands, but don't know where exactly we should be targeting. Any ideas or recommendations would be much appreciated!
You might want to aim east of that region since that is about a 5 hour drive from DC. Check around the Lynchburg area if you want mountains, maybe as far as Roanoke. Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia Beaches would be my suggestion. I've heard that the Jamestown Colony is much more fun for kids, but we've not been yet. Richmond, Petersburg and Fredericksburg are also short drives from both CH and DC.