Ever have those weekends where you really want to get out of 9-5 grind and have a lil jam sesh with Mother Nature? Of course, at first you think ok camping sounds amazing! Then you realize wait, I don’t have a tent. Then the thought of after a long week sleeping on the solid ground may not feel as appealing. Oh and not owning a camping grill or gear for the outdoors. This camping idea has really escalated quickly…forget it I will just Netflix all weekend, take 24 naps, and eat a sleeve of Oreos.
Does this cycle of having the idea of an amazing weekend happen to you, but the frustration of not knowing where to start sets in, and thennnnnn you just creep on back to your comfort zone sound familiar?! Well, my friends I have done the dirty work for you and have the BEST quick weekend getaway that has everything you need all in one place. Great accommodations, amazing food, and awesome adventures at River Riders Family Adventure Resort!
So my girl Dani, of Blonde in the District, and I hit the ol dusty trail and made our way to Harpers Ferry, WV! (Insert my awful singing rendition of Country Roads by John Denver…West Virginnnnnnia, mountain mamaaaaa, take me homeeeee, country roaaaaads) which is only a little over two hours outside of DC! We checked into the River Riders Family Adventure Resort, which like I mentioned literally has everything you need all in one place. First of all, the accommodations on site have rooms that are completely affordable and the staff is so attentive with their amazing customer service. Forget about driving around trying to find some grub since they have a pub right on the resort. We definitely got our groove on with some appetizers, which I totally suggest the chicken quesadillas or the Bavarian pretzels with delicious beer cheese. Oh and if you do not know what an Orange Crush is that should be the #1 thing you order from the drink menu, super refreshing!
Then after we had our stomachs full we were ready to hit the water for a bit of river tubing! No joke, we literally just walked down a path and BAM there is the facility to get geared up for the rafts. The staff there were super efficient and made you feel totally at ease with a very informative safety presentation, which you know I am all about safety first! Then we loaded up in these bright neon buses and made our way down to the water. Best of all we did not need to lug our tubes around it was really easy to get right into the water. Then it was time to start the maximum chilling as we floated along the river listening to all songs that were anything water related…Proud Mary, Born on the Bayou…ok that is the only songs I can think of that involve water…oh wait…Waterfalls by TLC!
The flat river tubing was super smooth and surpriseingly I didn’t fall in the water or lose anything valuable in the river, which is usually my routine on these kind of excursions. Also, it was super easy to find our endpoint of where to get off at with River Riders staff that loaded up our rafts and promptly got us back to the resort.
There is also such a variety of other activities you can do through the River Riders Family Adventure Resort too such as ziplining, white water rafting, aerial adventure park, and there is also free shuttles to the Hollywood Casino Charles Town! So if this all sounds snazzy, River Riders Family Adventure Resort is giving 5% off your purchase if you use code “TUBEULAR” via their website that can be used towards any activity in their adventure park. Now go get your tubing on my friends!
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