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.

    Carter Mountain Orchard, Apple Picking, Crabtree

    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

    Most oaks hold their green color well into fall, then turn some shade of red, although the colors are not as bright as those of maples. Many areas of the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont have passed peak and their full transition should be complete by mid-November, with some species of oaks lagging a little bit. The Coastal Plain is transitioning away from green and expected to peak in mid-November. Fall color can be found on the Peninsula.
    This will be our last report for the 2013 Fall foliage season. Read more of the Virginia Department of Forestry Report.

     

    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
    Bridgewater Marina, Moneta

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    Scenic Motorcycle Drives to Try Out

    July 17, 2014

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    Enjoy Local Shopping in Virginia’s Historical Districts

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    30 Freshwater Swimming Holes

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    Summer calls for a dip in the water, and we have fresh mountain streams and rivers that you’ll find most refreshing on a hot day. Our ...

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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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