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Virginia Family Reunions

Choose a theme to make your Virginia family reunion even more special at the Tides Inn, a Chesapeake Bay resort full of family reunion ideas:

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Set on its own waterfront peninsula in Virginia’s Northern Neck, the Tides Inn is a perfect destination for enjoying the natural beauty of the water.

  • Two-hour family sailing lesson
  • “Build your own boat” with just a few supplies and a design that can win a one-passenger regatta
  • Kayak and paddleboat excursions on Carters Creek
  • 3-hour use of a Duffy boat personalized with your family name for cruising the Carters Creek cove
  • Choice of an Oyster Roast or Barbecue on the beach, including s’mores
  • Polo shirts embroidered with the family name


Virginia’s historic background provides the ideal destination for discovering family roots.

  • Trip to Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library to research Virginia family genealogy
  • Family tree-making and scrapbooking class
  • Chef’s cooking demonstration and family recipe exchange
  • Scavenger hunt with clues and activities based on your family’s history
  • Customized family flower seeds packet or a tree seedling to keep reunion memories alive


With so many fun and challenging activities for the family, the Tides Inn is a perfect destination in Virginia for the sports enthused family.

  • Golf tournament at the Golden Eagle
  • Tennis round robin tournament
  • Croquet match
  • Family Sports Day in Virginia filled with 6-8 hours of swimming relays, foot races, soccer matches, volleyball games, paddleboat races and traditional family picnic games (including a Tides Inn picnic lunch in an insulated cooler bag)
  • Personalized short-sleeve polo shirt for everyone at the reunion


Show your family how much you care about each other, with a gathering focused on health and well-being.

  • Family Yoga session
  • Family Tai Chi session
  • Spa introduction and tour of the treatment rooms, plus your choice of a hand massage, foot massage or facial
  • Family Tarot reading or introductory astrology class
  • Private healthy cooking demonstration with the executive chef
  • 90-minute session of creating an Essential Oil for the family

Additional Family Reunion Ideas

  • The Family Room
    Enjoy keyed access to a private suite for a personal family room and private place to convene

  • Group Photo
    Choose one location—perhaps the croquet lawn with the water in the background, or under a picturesque tree—for a framed photo of the entire group that each family member can take home, or hire a photographer to document the entire family reunion in Virginia with a slideshow during the final night.

  • Special Touches
    Other options include:

    • Special food & beverage choices like a Virginia wine tasting, healthy snacks for the children, etc.
    • Kids-only events like storytelling or movie/game night
    • Sessions on Managing Your Money or Wealth Management

Virginia Family Reunion

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