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Experience the LOVE of Virginia

Families Who'd "LOVE to Go There" Can Get There for Free in Virginia

-New "I'd LOVE to Go There" Sweepstakes Offers Four Fantastic Prize Trips-

RICHMOND, Va. (February 1, 2013) - For anyone who has ever said "Oh, I'd love to go there", now's the chance to get there, with the family, for free. Virginia has just launched the "I'd LOVE to Go There" Vacation Sweepstakes, offering families the chance to get to places they've always wanted to visit - Virginia Beach, the Shenandoah Valley, the Blue Ridge Mountains and historic Northern Virginia.  

Virginia is giving away four fantastic prize trips that are all about "only in Virginia" experiences - dancing along The Crooked Road, strolling America's longest beachfront boardwalk, visiting the home of America's first president or hiking through one of America's favorite national parks.  It's all in Virginia, waiting for lucky families to take advantage of it and come discover why they say that LOVE is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. 

The Virginia "I'd LOVE to Go There" Vacation Sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents 21 and older by entering at www.Virginia.org/sweeps.  Each prize trips include airfare, rental car, 4-5 nights at hotels, inns and resorts, dining and passes to exciting vacation experiences for a family of four.

Highlights of the "I'd LOVE to Go There" prize trips are below, with more information and trip inspiration at www.Virginia.org/Sweeps:

Virginia Beachfront Fun and Food
Enjoy four nights at the beautiful Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront complete with $100 in dining at local restaurants and take in the sand, sun, surf and tastes at the following destinations:

  • Choice of the Harbor Seal Splash at the Virginia Aquarium or a behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium, including behind the scenes Harbor Seal Experience
  • Dolphin or Whale Watching Boat Tour
  • Taste of the Market Experience at Virginia Beach Farmers Market
  • Stand Up Paddle Lessons with Surf and Adventure

Shenandoah Valley Virginia Vacation
Spend four nights at Skyline Hideaway surrounded by stunning outdoor beauty and enjoy the following perks and experiences:

  • A seven-day pass on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, with a $100 dining credit for lunch or dinner in the park
  • Explore the natural beauty of Luray Caverns
  • Two-hour rafting trip for four with Shenandoah River Outfitters
  • Sightseeing cruise with Captain Bo Rodgers of Shenandoah River Cruises
  • Horseback trail ride with Fort Valley Ranch
  • Dining credit of $150 for dinner at the Mimslyn Inn
  • $30 gift certificate to Shenandoah Moon
  • Dining credit of $50 for lunch or dinner with West Main Market and Deli
  • Dining credit of $50 for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Brookside Restaurant
  • ‘Triple Crown Feast' Barbecue meal from Triple Crown BBQ

Music and Mountains of Southwest Virginia
Relax in the beauty of Southwest Virginia with one night at Primland Resort, one at Hotel Floyd and two nights at Creeper's End in Abingdon (breakfast included) and enjoy the following vacation and dining experiences:

  • Bike rental and ride along the Virginia Creeper Trail
  • Four passes to the Floyd Country Store Friday Night Jamboree
  • Choice of two rounds of golf, an ATV ride for four, or 50 rounds of sporting clays at Primland Resort
  • Tickets to a show at the Barter Theatre
  • Guided hike up Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve or private family pottery/art class
  • Museum Pass around Abingdon includes- William King Museum, Medical Museum, Star Museum, Muster Grounds and Fields-Penn House Museum
  • Ghost Tour through downtown Abingdon
  • $100 dinner certificate at Abingdon Restaurant
  • $50 certificate for shopping and dining at Heartwood Artisan Center

Taste of History in Northern Virginia
Explore the history and excitement of Northern Virginia and make these hotels home base with one night at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, two nights at Homewood Suites in Fredericksburg and one night at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Manassas and enjoy the following:

  • Tour George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Old Town Alexandria Food Tour with DC Metro Food Tours
  • Four tickets to the Riverside Dinner Theater
  • "Fredericksburg Timeless Tickets" to nine different historic museums and attractions, such as the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and George Washington's Ferry Farm
  • Free tour and tea at the Weems-Botts Museum in Manassas
  • A family "Potomac Riverboat Tour" of the Alexandria Waterfront
  • Private cooking class for four in downtown Fredericksburg
  • Free family admission to the Manassas Museum and 10 percent off in the museum store
  • Tickets to the White Oak Civil War Museum
  • Tickets to the Trolley Tour of Fredericksburg
  • Visit 4 major Civil War Battlefields, with a Carriage Ride through our Colonial Downtown
  • Canoe Trip on the Rappahannock with Clore Bros. Outfitters
  • Lunch for 4 at Castiglia's Italian Restaurant
  • Lunch for 4 at Goolrick's - the longest running soda fountain/pharmacy in America
  • Dinner for 4 at one of the restaurants at the Spotsylvania Towne Center
  • Lunch at The Mount Vernon Inn

Love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation.  Go to www.Virginia.org/sweeps to enter to win the I'd LOVE to Go There Vacation Sweepstakes and for complete rules and trip details. 

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