From my home it is 10 minutes to Old Town Petersburg; 20 minutes to Pocohontas State Park; 25 minutes to downtown Richmond; 45 minutes to Kings Dominion Amusement Park; 1.5 hours to Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Charlottesville, Busch Gardens Amusement Park; and 2 hours to Virginia Beach, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park and all the amenities (hiking, boating, river rafting, etc.) in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are micro breweries, winerys and ciderys surrounding this area, as close as 15 minutes away and extending all the way into the mountain areas (too many to name). This area, especially Richmond, has become reknowned for its organic and new restaurants. Its a food lovers paradise.