Discover the best things to do in and around King George County

Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of King George County, the Country Inn & Suites in Dahlgren makes a great launchpad for forest hikes, bird-watching, and a host of things to do on the Potomac River. Take your family to spot bald eagles in Caledon State Park or for a day by the shore at Colonial Beach. You can also rent kayaks and canoes at places like Machodoc Creek Marina, about five minutes from the hotel. To discover the area’s rich history, explore former estates like the birthplace of George Washington, or learn about the storied past of the local naval facility at the Dahlgren Heritage Museum. Planning a romantic weekend in Virginia's Northern Neck? Enjoy a tasting at one of several nearby wineries, which also makes a delightful group activity if you’re hosting a gathering at our hotel.

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Caledon State Park

4.78 mi / 7.7 km from the hotel
Take your fun outdoors at this state park, where you can picnic, hike, and watch for wildlife. Stop by the visitor center to view bald eagle exhibits.

Colonial Beach

8.23 mi / 13.24 km from the hotel
Enjoy sunbathing, boating, and fishing at this lively beach town along the Potomac River. A half-mile boardwalk at the downtown beach offers outdoor dining and specialty shops.

Dahlgren Heritage Museum

2.29 mi / 3.68 km from the hotel
Learn more about the surrounding naval community when you browse the standing and revolving exhibits at this museum, dedicated to preserving the history of the Naval Support Facility in Dahlgren.

George Washington Birthplace

13.48 mi / 21.69 km from the hotel
A visit to Virginia’s Northern Neck isn’t complete without a stop at the birthplace of the nation's first president. The 550-acre site along the Potomac River includes a colonial-style house museum and garden, a family cemetery, and hiking trails.

Ingleside Vineyards

13.73 mi / 22.1 km from the hotel
The oldest winery on the Northern Neck of Virginia, Ingleside offers tours, wine sampling, and events throughout the year.

Maryland International Raceway

12.77 mi / 20.55 km from the hotel
If fast cars and screaming engines get you pumped, then a trip to this drag strip is in order. In addition to weekend races, the track hosts car shows.

Riverboat on the Potomac

8.33 mi / 13.41 km from the hotel
Entertaining for all ages, this attraction on the Potomac River features an off-track betting parlor, waterfront dining, and special events such as comedy acts.

Stratford Hall

17.94 mi / 28.88 km from the hotel
The birthplace of Robert E. Lee, this restored great house features 18th-century furnishings and art, history exhibits, and a collection of family documents. Explore a restored gristmill and almost three miles of nature trails on the grounds.

Westmoreland State Park

16.13 mi / 25.95 km from the hotel
For family fun, head to this Northern Neck park with a fishing pier and boat rentals, a playground, a snack bar, and six miles of trails. The park is also a great location for spotting American bald eagles, green herons, ospreys, and other birdlife.