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Getaway to Charlottesville Area Wineries

Make your escape with the grapes! Travel to the beautiful Virginia Piedmont region between Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains and get right down to business with an afternoon tour and tasting.   Read More

 

Leaf Peeping on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

Skyline Drive – a National Scenic Byway – traverses 105 miles in Shenandoah National Park and affords outstanding vistas from 75 overlooks.  Come discover the fall colors on a hiking trail, a guided horseback ride or at nearby attractions.   Read More

Shared Trips

Created by Frazier April 06, 2014 Birthday Winery Trip

Featured Attractions: Keswick Vineyards, Trump Winery, Jefferson Vineyards Tasting Room, Albemarle CiderWorks, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards ...

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Created by Casey October 01, 2013 Charlottesville Viognier Cab Franc

Featured Attractions: Barboursville Vineyards, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Keswick Vineyards, Jefferson Vineyards Tasting Room, Pollak Vineyards

1 Day Trip. All within driving distance, these wineries are recognized as leaders in producing the best Virginia Viognier and Cabernet Franc. Read More

Created by Tom September 24, 2013 VaGreen Hike, Beer and B n B in Afton

Featured Attractions: Blue Mountain Brewery and Restaurant, Humpback Rocks

1 Day Trip. Read More

Created by Casey August 15, 2013 Howlers and Growlers

Featured Attractions: Wild Wolf Brewing Company Restaurant/Sports Bar/Shopping Village, Wolf Hills Brewing Co., Blue Lab Brewing Company, Beer Hound Brewery, BadWolf Brewing Company

3 Day Trip. Read More

Created by Casey July 19, 2013 Abingdon Weekend

Featured Attractions: Potomac Mills Mall, Virginia Creeper Trail Guide, Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop, James River Brewing, Wolf Hills Brewing Co.

3 Day Trip. There's so much we want to do in Abingdon. I hope we can get all of this in in a weekend. Read More

Created by Casey June 14, 2013 Shenandoah Valley LOVEworks Trip

Featured Attractions: Sherando Lake, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery, Crabtree Falls Trail, Explore More Discovery Museum ...

3 Day Trip. Discover the LOVEworks of Harrisonburg, Waynesboro and over the mountain in Afton on this trip loaded with family fun and good food. Read More

Created by Drew February 15, 2013 Trip #1

Featured Attractions: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection and Study Center, Sage Moon Gallery LLC

1 Day Trip. Read More

Created by Libby November 08, 2012 Birthday Wine Trip

Featured Attractions: Barboursville Vineyards, Horton Vineyards and Winery, Blenheim Vineyards, Burnley Vineyards & Daniel Cellars, Trump Winery ...

3 Day Trip. starr hill doesn't open until 1pm & it so far away from everything else so it is not on my list anymore. Read More

Created by Daniel June 09, 2012 Trip #1 Bear Fence Trail May 31, 2012

Featured Attractions: Bearface Hiking Trail, Whiteoak Canyon

2 Day Trip. Tougher than I thought but then again it was my first hike. I enjoyed the rock climbing and the views were amazing. Wish I had taken a camera, instead, I took pictures with my phone. ... Read More

Created by Casey May 23, 2012 Camping in the Valley

Featured Attractions: Sherando Lake, Route 11 Potato Chip Factory, Valley Ballooning, Luray Caverns, Historic Meems Bottom Covered Bridge ...

4 Day Trip. Great outdoors trip for the family. When you map this, drag the route over onto Skyline Drive and take the scenic route from Rockfish Gap to Thornton Gap. Read More

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