Eco-Friendly Vacations in Virginia

Virginia is committed to sustainable tourism practices and welcomes travelers who care about the environment. The statewide Virginia Green initiative encourages eco-friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia’s tourism industry, with hundreds of green-certified partners statewide. 

From modest eco-lodges to LEED-certified hotels and resorts, Virginia’s diverse lodging options offer a variety of eco-friendly accommodations for travelers looking to plan a sustainable vacation. Foodies can eat and drink responsibly at Virginia’s farm-to-table restaurants, organic farms, and sustainable wineries and breweries. Travelers limiting their carbon footprint have several route options via Amtrak to navigate the state via train, and dozens of walkable cities and towns where no car is needed. 

Plan your eco-friendly vacation below by exploring Virginia’s sustainable destinations, attractions, hotels, restaurants, tasting rooms, and more below. 


Amtrak Virginia

Take the train for comfort, convenience and picture-perfect Virginia views around every bend.

Leave No Trace in Virginia's Public Lands 

Responsible outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hikingbikingpaddling, and camping in Virginia’s abundant public lands. Low-impact eco-tours and tours with park rangers at Virginia state parks and national parks offer active ways to learn how to conserve and protect Virginia’s natural resources, habitats, and biodiversity.

When visiting our public lands and natural areas, just a few small changes can make a big environmental impact, preserving Virginia’s parks, roadways, and stunning outdoor treasures for future generations to come. Follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles while vacationing in Virginia, then use these eco-friendly travel ideas to ensure an environmentally responsible getaway.