Southern Virginia

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Antique and Art Lovers Adore Martinsville

Martinsville may be known for fast speeds with NASCAR drivers visiting twice each year to race one of the oldest tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit, but you can run a slower pace, hunting for treasures and a picture-perfect, winning weekend.   Read More

 

Much Ado About Staunton

Staunton's historic downtown delights visitors with its vibrant arts scene and great restaurants. The amazing architecture and compact downtown make for great walking and exploring opportunities.   Read More

 

Reconnect in Southern Virginia

With all this talk of disconnecting ... Take a few days to REconnect - with your loved one; with your warm and friendly Virginia neighbors; with nature.   Read More

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