Bungee jumping in Virginia Beach
Vienna, Virginia, is suburb of Washington, D.C. in Fairfax County, Virginia. Though it's only about a half-hour from Washington, Fairfax prides itself on maintaining a small-town, traditional feel. The town is a destination for shoppers, offering high-end boutiques such as Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton. While you won't find bungee-jumping attractions in town, you will find some if you explore the state of Virginia.
The closest bungee-jumping attraction to Vienna isn't actually a theme park or destination, it's a rental company. Mid-Atlantic Adventures (mid-atlanticadventures.com) services the area, offering adventure equipment rentals. The company's Extreme Air Bungee is a trampoline-style bungee that allows jumpers strapped to bungee cords to jump up to 20 feet off an inflated trampoline, which Mid-Atlantic claims is their most popular rental. Jumpers can perform flips and tricks in the air. Mid-Atlantic is in Arlington, Virginia, about 12 miles from Vienna. If you prefer to try air bungee without renting, consider visiting XtremeFest (waynesboro.va.us/pr-xtremefest) in Waynesboro, Virginia, an annual event that offers various adventures, including air bungee trampolines.
Kings Dominion (kingsdominion.com) is an amusement park in Doswell, Virginia, just under two hours south of Vienna off Interstate 95. The park's Xtreme Skyfler is a swing-style ride that offers the same weightless freefall sensation as bungee jumping or skydiving, followed by a fast, stomach-sinking swing through the air at speeds up to 70 mph. Kings Dominion offers a full selection of roller coasters, water rides and other attractions.
Wintergreen Resort (wintergreenresort.com) is a ski and summer resort that offers a variety of attractions for the entire family. The Discovery Ridge Adventure Center features the Extreme Air Bungee, the center's bungee trampoline that allows jumpers to soar to new heights while attached to bungee straps to heights of up to 25 feet. In addition to the trampoline, Discovery Ridge has a 25-foot climbing wall, zip-line, snow-tubing park and myriad other facilities for kids and adults. Wintergreen is about three hours west of Vienna.
The beach destination of Ocean City, Maryland, is approximately three hours east of Vienna. Here you'll find all kinds of fun-in-the-sun attractions, including the Jolly Roger at the Pier (jollyrogersparks.com) amusement park, where you can try The Slingshot, a reverse-bungee ride that shoots you skyward from the ground. You're attached to poles via two bungee cords, so when you reach your apex, you freefall back to the ground and experience a bouncing sensation just like a traditional bungee jump.