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.

  • Fall Foliage Report

    From the Virginia Department of Forestry

    November 10, 2014. In the mountains of Virginia, fall’s colors have mellowed to shades of brown, and in many areas, leaves have already dropped. This is the time of year to really appreciate the deep greens of our native conifers against the gray trunks of our deciduous trees. Piedmont areas range from peak leaf season in the south to past peak in the north, with the landscape resembling a rich brocade fabric in tones of gold, rust and deep red. A drive east into the Coastal Plain still reveals a surprising intensity of color. Shades of gold are broken by occasional oranges and subdued reds for a nice contrast. Read more.

    Read the Shenandoah National Park Leaf Report (11/7/14)


    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.
  • Find a Fall Event or Activity

    Choose a topic below to find related Virginia Fall events. 

    Or choose an activity below to find some of the best things to do in Virginia this Fall.  
    Choose an Activity:    
    Zoom to a location:   
  • 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
    Two Mile Run Overlook

    Visiting Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway in Fall

    October 09, 2015

    It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a beautiful stretch of road for a Sunday drive or if the journey is the destination, ...

    Read More
    Antony Platt Photo.

    Big Stone Gap: Premier, Getaway, and Sweepstakes!

    October 08, 2015

    The much anticipated film, Big Stone Gap, premiers Friday, October 9, and will be greeted with much fanfare in its namesake town and film ...

    Read More
    Lake Anna State Park

    Autumn in Virginia’s State Parks

    October 07, 2015

    More than 500 miles of trails meander through Virginia’s 36 state parks totaling more than 120,000 acres. That means optimal leaf ...

    Read More
    The Richmond Folk Festival on Brown’s Island held in October.

    Virginia Music Festivals in October Worth Checking Out

    October 06, 2015

    October is ripe with music festivals across Virginia, but good luck choosing. Several occur at the same time, but offer quite different ...

    Read More
    Terroir and Merroir Tasting Event

    Fall Destinations for a Romantic Weekend Getaway

    October 05, 2015

    Autumn in Virginia is one of the most romantic times of year. The weather is crisp and cool and the fall foliage is breathtaking. Virginia ...

    Read More
  • Get the Virginia Travel Guide

    2015 Travel Guide promo

    Order your Free Virginia Travel Guide.

     Order now button 

  • VA Video

  • Travel Updates

    What's going on around Virginia? Subscribe to the Virginia eNews.

  • Fall Foliage Hotline

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

    Other Travel Resources

    Weather Forecasts

    511 Virginia