Virginia is for Lovers

LOVE

LOVEwork in Chincoteague Island

LOVEwork at the Damascus Old Mill Inn

LOVEwork in Farmville

LOVEwork at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Center

LOVEwork at Lynchburg College

LOVEwork in Lynchburg

LOVEwork in Culpeper

LOVEworks Around Virginia

We’re sharing the love in Virginia with more than 150 public "LOVE" artworks across the state. The LOVEworks represent our communities and provide fun photo ops at Welcome Centers and special events throughout the year.

Share what you love, as you follow our LOVEwork Trip Ideas through Virginia’s small towns and cities from the Chesapeake Bay to the Blue Ridge Mountains - and beyond!

Follow a LOVE Trip Itinerary

  • Latisha and Jaithyn Boone
    Latisha and Jaithyn Boone

    Mother and daughter duo, Latisha and Jaithyn Boone, have been on a mission to share their love of Virginia since 2017. The Boones have visited every region in the state, using Virginia’s LOVEworks as their guide. Although their busy work and school schedules limit their free time, the Boones pride themselves on taking weekend family roadtrips around the state. These roadtrips have given them opportunity to marvel at breathtaking mountain and valley views, drive through extensive miles of tranquil forests near waterfalls, and relax on the shoreline of many exquisite beaches. In their #LoveVA journey of seeing over 250 LOVEworks, the duo has also made friends with other LOVEwork travelers, business owners, officials, and residents all over the state. They share these exciting road trips (nicknamed Love Tours) on social media, with hope that they inspire other small families to take a chance on LOVE, and experience the many adventures Virginia has to offer.

    On June 30th through July 5th, the Boones will be celebrating #50YearsofLove by revisiting several regions in Virginia. Their itinerary includes visiting more than 30 loveworks in the Southern, SWVA Highlands, SWVA Blue Ridge, Virginia Mountains and Central regions. Follow their journey of sharing the LOVE on Instagram at @theboonesloveva.

    Visit Southwest Virginia

    Social Media accounts: Instagram

  • Julie and Charles McCool
    Julie and Charles McCool

    Julie and Charles McCool are avid travelers, long time Virginia residents, and co-owners of two popular travel blogs. On Fun in Fairfax Va, the McCools share destinations, activities, events, and travel in and from the Virginia and Washington DC region. On McCool Travel, they share cool, fun, and happy travel strategies and destinations around the globe. Readers can count on the McCools to discover hidden gems and fun things to do wherever they travel.

    On July 9-12, Charles and Julie are setting out on a 3-day LOVEwork road trip along Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Follow them that week and virtually tag along as they explore all there is to LOVE from Cape Charles to Chincoteague Island.

    Visit Virginia's Eastern Shore

    Julie McCool Social Media accounts: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram
    Charles McCool Social Media accounts: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

  • Alli and Bobby Talley
    Alli and Bobby Talley

    Alli and Bobby Talley, AKA The Traveling Newlyweds, are travel and lifestyle writers living in Southern California with their Bernedoodle, Sally. Their aim is to inspire couples to explore the beautiful world that we live in, even if that means starting in your own backyard! From road tripping around North America (with Sally in tow), to exploring exotic locations around the globe, they strive to share how traveling is healthy for your relationship and attainable for anyone! Follow along on their adventures via @Traveling_Newlyweds or on their website!

    The Traveling Newlyweds and their pup, Sally, will show some LOVE for the Shenandoah Valley from June 21-23. Follow along to see what they loved most about Waynesboro, Staunton, Luray, and Shenandoah National Park.

    Visit the Shenandoah Valley

    Alli and Bobby Talley Social Media Accounts: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

  • The Traveling Nelsons
    Those Crazy Nelsons

    Those Crazy Nelsons inspire busy families to travel. They can be found around Nashville, TN, chatting about the benefits of family travel and encourage families to avoid waiting for retirement before living an engaged life. In 2014, they traded their mortgage for memories, selling their home and reducing their belongings to one carry-on each. With one child in college and the other two being homeschooled, they hit the road for a year, moving every 30 days to a new location. Now, they write travel stories for families, highlighting destinations for their audience and inspiring families to reconnect one road trip at a time. You can find their travel articles at ThoseCrazyNelsons.

    The Nelson Family will be road-tripping in Southwest Virginia the week of July 8th. Follow along as they explore the beautiful scenery, outdoor recreation, and incredible music in Scott, Dickenson, and Tazewell counties.

    Visit the Heart of Appalachia

    Social Media Accounts: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

  • Matt Long
    Matt Long

    An experiential luxury traveler at heart, Matt Long shares his adventures with thousands of readers every day through his award winning site LandLopers.com. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Based in Washington, DC, Matt has been to more than 95 countries and all 7 continents. Matt is also the host of the weekly Explore the World Travel Podcast. Be sure to follow his adventures at https://landlopers.com/

    Matt will be taking his LOVE-filled road trip from the Atlantic coastline in Virginia Beach to Richmond, Virginia’s capital city on July 23-26. Tag along online to see the fun of sun and surf, kayaking, parks, murals, museums, craft beer and so much more.

    Visit Richmond to Virginia Beach

    Social Media Accounts: Instagram | Twitter | iTunes

  • Marc and Julie Bennett
    Marc and Julie Bennett

    Marc and Julie Bennett are best known as "RVLove" and have been living, working and traveling full-time in their RV for 5 years, while exploring North America and the world! They have visited all 50 USA states (48 by RV), Canada, Mexico and Australia. They love showing others how they can live and love the RV life and travel even more, through their blog, YouTube channel, and bestselling book “Living the RV Life - Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road”. Marc and Julie will be exploring northern Virginia and doing some amazing scenic drives, exploring the local sights, and seeking out LOVEworks along the way. Follow their adventures at their website RVLove.com and on YouTube

    Find the LOVE RV Style

    Social Media accounts: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

More LOVE Trip Ideas

Find the LOVE in the Regions of Virginia

Check out our list below of places where you can add more LOVE to your vacation. Be sure to share your pictures on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or by tagging @VisitVirginia on Instagram and Twitter and using the hashtag #LOVEVA

Check out our LOVEworks Google map for directions and to find the closest LOVEwork to you right now. 

Southwest Virginia - Blue Ridge Highlands LOVEworks

Central Virginia LOVEworks

Chesapeake Bay LOVEworks

Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore Loveworks

Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads LOVEworks

Southern Virginia LOVEworks

Northern Virginia LOVEworks

Southwest Virginia - Heart of Appalachia LOVEworks

Virginia Mountains LOVEworks

Shenandoah Valley LOVEworks

LOVE Hits the Road

Come see the Virginia is for Lovers traveling LOVEwork at these upcoming events and destinations.

JUNE 2019

June 19, 2019
Pride on the Peninsula
Hampton, VA

June 21-22, 2019
Musical Soul Food Fest
Chesapeake, VA

June 21-22, 2019
Williamsburg Live
Williamsburg, VA

June 22, 2019
Hampton PrideFest
Norfolk, VA

June 25-28, 2019 - Pride Month
Governor’s Mansion
Richmond, VA

June 28-29, 2019
Mount Airy Blue Grass Festival
Warsaw, VA

June 29, 2019
The Love Bug movie screening and VW Car Rally
Walker Pavillion, Lovettsville, VA

June 29, 2019
Winchester Pride
Winchester, VA

June 30-July 4, 2019
Lansdowne Resort
Leesburg, VA

JULY 2019

July 2-4, 2019
Red, White, and Lights 50th Anniversary LOVEwork
Dorey Park, Henrico County, VA

July 12-July 14, 2019
Red Wing Roots Music Festival 50th Anniversary LOVEwork
Natural Chimneys Park, Mt. Solon, VA

July 17-July 20, 2019
Wayside Blue Grass Festival 50th Anniversary LOVEwork
Wayside Park Stuart, VA

July 18-July 21, 2019
Black Pride Fest
Richmond, VA

July 20 – July 25, 2019
Augusta Expo Center, Fisherville, VA

July 24- July 25, 2019
Chincoteague island Pony Swim and Auction
Chincoteague Island, VA

July 24-July 28, 2019
Floyd Fest 19 Voyage Home
Blue Cow Pavilion, Floyd, VA

July 24-August 11, 2019
Redskins Training Camp
Bon Secours Virginia Training Center, Richmond, VA

 

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