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Visiting South Hill

So Much Fun

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Virginia is for Lovers and South Hill is for doers!

man with Christmas lights around his neck and thumbs upWe have many things to do right here in our small town, including:

  • Farmers Market, operating from May through October.
  • The Colonial Center for Performing Arts - live performances and art showings at one of the few remaining vaudeville theatres of its era in Virginia, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Tobacco Farm Life Museum of Virginia - learn about the region's rich farming heritage.
  • Model Railroad Museum - A unique and panoramic display of model trains and authentic model scenery representing periods of the local history.
  • Great parks -
    • a state-of-the-art sports facility,
    • a multi-purpose park that includes an amphitheatre, tennis courts, and covered pavilions,
    • a 25-acre soccer complex,
    • and a park at an 18th century grist mill, featuring swimming, a canoe launch, and primitive campsites.

Located on I-85 and midway between the ocean and mountains on cross-state artery US 58, you can experience a wider variety of activities from South Hill than from most any place else!

Here are just a few of the things you can access by using South Hill as your vacation base:

man wearing helmet bicycling in South Hill VA

  • Two great lakes: minutes from both Buggs Island Lake (also called Kerr Lake), the state's largest and the source of 2 state records as of November 2018, and Lake Gaston.
    • kayaking, fishing, boating, skiing and other water sports
    • hiking
    • camping
    • tour John H. Kerr Dam
  • Just an hour away from Richmond, VA, and Raleigh-Durham, NC, where you can check out:
    • High end shopping
    • History, government, and the arts
    • Richmond International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport

    VA Beach is just 2 hours from South Hill

  • Just 2 hours from Virginia Beach and Norfolk, and the greater Hampton Roads area.
    • Surfing, swimming, fishing
    • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
    • Tour military installations and watch fighter jets and ships.
    • Great seafood
  • Just 2 hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
    • Hop on the Blue Ridge Parkway
    • Visit wineries
    • Go on an adventurous hike
  • Gateway to the southernmost and northernmost points of the East Coast!
    • 1/2 way from South Florida to Northern Maine
    • Hop on I-95 to travel the entire East Coast
    • Drive all the way to the West Coast by taking I-85 to I-40 in Durham, NC.

Have your most varied vacation ever!

Stay local or venture out to the beach and the mountains, all while saving money on accommodations by using South Hill as your base.

Christmas street festival in South Hill Virginia