Patricia Anderson, Content Manager at Virginia Tourism Corporation
Patricia Keppel Anderson

Patricia Anderson is the Content Manager for the Virginia is for Lovers marketing team, and her passion for travel continuously inspires her to write about the great experiences found in Virginia. After more than eight years working at Virginia Tourism as the head writer, she has visited countless destinations and communities and found something to love in each and every one, but her favorite type of vacation would always include hiking a quiet trail in the mountains followed by a leisurely outing to a nearby winery or brewery.

Your Guide to Visiting Virginia in January

January is a great time to visit Virginia’s winter resorts, as the conditions are suitable for making fluffy snow that allows for ideal ski, snowboard, and tubing conditions. And with the temperatures often at their lowest of the year, January is also your best chance for catching some parts of the…

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Your Guide to Visiting Virginia in December

December brings the holiday season to the Commonwealth, with everywhere from the smallest charming towns to the largest cities decked out in their finest decor. From parades and seasonal events like “Breakfast with Santa” to festive hotels and brilliant lights tours, this is a magical time to visit…

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Your Guide to Visiting Virginia in November

Planning a trip to Virginia this November? You’ll always find plenty to do in Virginia’s cities, such as Richmond, Alexandria, and Charlottesville, but this is an excellent time to explore the smaller coastal towns and sample one of Virginia’s most unique (and delicious) draws: the oyster. And as…

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Your Guide to Visiting Virginia in August

As summer weather reaches its peak in August, traveling west in Virginia towards higher elevations can lower temperatures by ten degrees or more. And with kids still out on summer break, you may want a destination that offers fun yet educational opportunities to keep them learning year-round…

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Your Guide to Visiting Virginia in July

Summer may have arrived in June, but by the time July in Virginia comes around, the season is in full swing. Many people opt for a beach, lake, or bayfront vacation during the summertime, but an underrated destination is Virginia’s mountains. With temps often about ten degrees cooler than in the…

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Your Guide to Visiting Virginia in June

Welcome summer with a trip to Virginia in June! Not sure where to go? As temperatures begin to heat up, a great way to cool down is a waterfront getaway. And while beaches are always a popular choice for summer retreats, Virginia’s lakes provide a different coastal vibe. Enjoy a peaceful retreat…

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