Fall in Virginia

  • Virginia is brilliant for fall getaways as 15 million acres of foliage burst into spectacular color.

    Your 48-hour fall getaway will be one for the memory books. Experience farms transformed into playgrounds with apple picking, harvest festivals, corn mazes, and hay rides through pumpkin patches. Or perhaps fall leads you to the coast, where migrating fowl are the only crowd you'll find. Whatever you choose, Virginia’s scenic roadways will show off the striking natural beauty along the way. 

     

  • Blue Ridge Parkway near Roanoke

    Skip town for a great scenic drive this fall. From the mountains of the Blue Ridge to the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia's natural beauty is unmatched. See what you're missing.

    Fall Coastal - Eastern Shore

    love the calm of the coast in fall. It's a beautiful season for a coastal getaway. Plan today

    Fall in Albemarle County

    Step into an autumn paradise where every Sunday drive is beautiful, every bottle of wine is a handcrafted treasure, and every moment shared together is irreplacable. Put love at the heart of your fall getaway.

    Apples on a Ladder

    Apples are abundant in Virginia. Find an orchard to pick them fresh or a festival to taste renowned Virginia recipes.

    Sherando Lake Family Fishing

    Getaway with your family to a beautiful fall destination like Sherando Lake. Discover ways to enjoy each other and the natural beauty that surrounds you. More suggestions.

    biking in fall foliage

    As the leaves change this year, come see the Old Dominion decked out in autumn glory. Find places to hike and bike.

    Fall Main Street

    Virginia's Main Street communities are some of America's most beautiful. Explore the locally-owned shops, then take a taste of the town in a nearby cafe. Learn more.

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  • Fall Foliage Report

    From the Virginia Department of Forestry

    The forest color palette is changing quickly this week, especially in the mountains. At higher elevations in southwest Virginia, red and yellow patches are becoming evident as maples, hickories, and yellow-poplars begin to turn. Some areas are showing more than 25% change already. In the Shenandoah Valley, the color line is slowly descending down the mountains, but still concentrated above 1500 feet in elevation. In central and eastern Virginia, color change is evident in many roadside and yard trees, but green is still the dominant hue.  Read more..

    Read the Shenandoah National Park Leaf Report (10/10/14)

     

    Where are the Leaves Turning?

     

    48 Hour Getaways


    Fall foliage in Lynchburg

    Scenic Fall Drives

    Enjoy photogenic foliage opportunities, great eats, and other hidden treasures.
    Loudoun Winery

    Wine Getaways

    For wine lovers, fall is the perfect time for a long weekend because it's harvest season!
    Haunts of Lexington Tour

    Family Getaways

    From parks to education, your children will have a blast this fall as you take in the scenery along the way.
    Couple walking

    A Romantic Fall

    Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, local arts and music, wine, and sweet downtown communities.
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  • Fall Experiences

    Couple at Legacy Museum, Lynchburg

    Couples' Getaways

    Fall is a romantic season in Virginia. Take a nice drive, a crisp walk, and enjoy your time together. LOVE lives in Virginia.

    Couples' Getaways
    King Family Vineyards

    Wine Getaways

    From the mountains to the shore you'll find the perfect wine-themed getaway. Virginia's wineries number nearly 200, and they're all great!

    Wine Getaways
    Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company and Restaurant

    Virginia’s Award-Winning Craft Beverages

    October 23, 2014

    The wine, craft beer and spirit industries continue to swell in Virginia, and with so many offerings, how do you know where to start? ...

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    Early Mountain Vineyards

    23 Favorite Virginia Wine Tasting Rooms

    October 22, 2014

    There is a Virginia winery for everyone – couples, families, those with fantastic patio views, and of course, those with tasting ...

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    Looking for something different? Try out these Adrenaline Adventures!

    October 21, 2014

    This is definitely not for the faint of heart. But for those who dare, these extreme and not-so-typical sporting adventures will get the ...

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    Mount Rogers Aerial. Photo by CameronDavidson@CameronDavidson.com.

    Virginia’s Five Highest Peaks

    October 20, 2014

    Perfect peaks for photography, proposals, or maybe picnics! Whatever your purpose for a perfect peak, these are those. Set out on an ...

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    Tangier Island

    Virginia Seafood? It’s fin-tastic

    October 19, 2014

    The abundance of seafood has been a culinary hallmark of Virginia since people began cooking there. From the Atlantic Ocean to the ...

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  • Fall Foliage Hotline

    For an up-to-date report on fall color, call the Fall Foliage Hotline:
    1-800-424-LOVE

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