TRIP IDEAS

Steal away for a few-day getaway. You deserve an enjoyable scenic drive through the foliage, the opportunity to savor Virginia's culinary and beverage delights, and above all, the time to reconnect with your loved ones. Virginia clothed in autumn colors is a beautiful sight…

Isn’t it time for a getaway? Recharge all your senses with a relaxing escape to the Shenandoah Valley’s Rockingham County, where stunning vistas, savory dining, and global artistry will greet you around every turn!

48 Hours with the Family at BellThe whir of cars passing by, the click of keyboards, the buzzing of text messages, and sounds of sirens--these are the sounds of the daily bustle of your city life. Whether you live in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, or Richmond, you may love these…

Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™. The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with eight million lights, one of the largest light displays in North America. It's an experience that will fill you and your family with the holiday…

With the summer season coming to a close, we set our sights on what may be the best time of year to make a visit to Virginia Beach. With perfect weather and smaller crowds, there may be no better time to explore the diverse outdoor landscape of the coastal city.

King Street is beautifully decorated for the holiday season. So much so, HGTV named Alexandria a Top 10 Christmas Town! Fantastic shopping, traditional annual events like the Scottish Christmas Walk, and sweet brick-lined streets make this a trip you won't soon forget.

The Maury River is a summer playground for locals and visitors alike. From sunbathing on the rocks to fly-fishing with a guide to maneuvering the boulders through Goshen Pass on a kayak, it’s a river destination with many opportunities for adrenaline or relaxation.

Take this getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains, where you can enjoy hiking trails, horse trails, nature trails and a wine trail in the heart of Thomas Jefferson country!

Just south of the day-to-day buzz of our nation’s capital, Northern Virginia exudes its own historical charm and cherished character. To the west you’ll find scenic country sides dotted with wineries, craft breweries, and family friendly farms ready for your arrival…

Mountain explorations are especially refreshing in the fall. Take the scenic drive of Shenandoah National Park, but then park the car and become one with the sights, sounds and beauty of the mountains.

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, winding through the rugged, beautiful Appalachian Mountains, leads you to the major hotspots of bluegrass, old time and traditional American mountain music. This getaway will create memories you'll treasure for a…

Fishermen appreciate the undiscovered jewels along the shorelines of Virginia's tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean such as both freshwater and saltwater fish in the same river!

Framed by both ocean and bayside beaches, Virginia's Eastern Shore accommodates every beach vacationer. With the Bay's gentle waters, nature trails and more than 142 campsites as well as value hotels, this is an ideal vacation spot for families with small children. And…

Available in all seasons, cabins can accommodate girlfriend getaways, family reunions and motorcoach groups. From riverside to mountaintops we love sharing breathtaking views with visitors and encourage you to cozy up in our cabins.

The Nelson 151 Trail provides a convenient way to sample Nelson County's many wineries and breweries, all along scenic Rt. 151 – the destination for Virginia wine, craft beer, local food, and outdoor recreation lovers.

The historic Town of Washington, founded in 1799, serves as the county seat and is home to the five-star, five-diamond The Inn at Little Washington, America's most celebrated country inn and restaurant. Christmas is the perfect time to visit!

Thirteen cabins, three lodges and a multitude of camping options await you at Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin. The 4,500-acre lake is the crown jewel of the park with a beach swimming area and dive tower, plentiful fishing and four miles of hiking and biking trails.

Virginia's coastal regions are packed with so much to do. Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads, Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay regions are the go-to destination for fun!

Nothing says romance like chocolate! Begin with a chocolate and wine pairing at 8 Chains North, which features carefully crafted chocolates from a local artisan and delicious Virginia vino. Curl up by the fireplace or enjoy the outdoor patio overlooking the vineyards.

Let’s meet in the middle, Middleburg that is. Named because it is the halfway point between Winchester and Alexandria, Middleburg is a wonderful introduction to Loudoun County. Known as the Nation’s Horse and Hunt Capital, Middleburg is home to several boutique…

Explore the Northern Shenandoah Valley where you can kayak from the Shenandoah River Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. State Park, do a wine tasting at Valerie Hill Vineyard, shop Main Street in Woodstock, enjoy Dayton’s Farmers Market, and tour Civil War sites…

From parks (both natural and amusement) to education (history, arts and sciences), your children (and you too!) will have a blast this fall as you take in the scenery along the way.

Winter sends locals inside to nest. Spring marks the beginning of tourist season. Summer is synonymous with trips to the nearby DC National Mall. But fall ... fall is when you'll find Fairfax County, Virginia and the surrounding area at its authentic best.

Escape to the historic town of Purcellville, which is considered, “everybody's home town." Named after the town store in the early 1800’s, this town carries a history spanning the Quakers, African Americans, Civil War, transportation and more. 

The beauty we can’t hide it - it surrounds us, consumes us - especially during the fall season. Our valley location provides viewing for “leaf peepers" from the highest peaks of Skyline Drive to the lower banks along the Shenandoah River.

Take Rt. 11 into Woodstock to enjoy the fall foliage and sprawling fields before stopping for dinner at The Other Place where you can enjoy great burgers and brats and unwind over their great selection of craft brews.

For wine lovers, fall is the perfect time for a long weekend because it's harvest season! Savor the best of Virginia's wine during Wine Month in October, or anytime throughout autumn.

Stop at Bold Rock Hard Cider, located just 20 minutes from Wintergreen, in Nellysford. Spend the afternoon sipping a crisp, refreshing and flavorful taste of the region while gazing out upon the mountains slowly transforming into a kaleidoscope of red, orange, yellow and green.

Begin your fun family trip with a bit of friendly competition at TopGolf.  This entertainment center features a unique twist on the classic game as you hit microchipped golf balls onto a large target. Order lunch from their extensive menu or relax on the roof deck.

The family will have all kinds of fun in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge.  With an outstanding selection of museums, attractions, events, and outdoor activities, the entire family will be excited about getting to spend a Blue Ridge Day together!

This two day itinerary takes you on a search for LOVE in the Virginia Mountains. Visiting the Virginia's Blue Ridge area includes a wide variety of outdoor recreation, amazing museums and some of the best scenery in Virginia.

Called the Playground of the Potomac since 1892, Colonial Beach & Montross offer eclectic shops, unique restaurants, museums and relaxed beaches all with an hour’s drive of Fredericksburg and Washington D.C. Small towns hidden in coves and creeks, the Northern Neck…

This two day trip includes a LOVEwork itinerary for finding the LOVE in the Blue Ridge Highlands. Visiting the Blue Ridge Highlands area includes a wide variety of outdoor recreation, great music and some of the best scenery in Virginia.

This LOVE-filled road trip will take you from the Atlantic coastline in Virginia Beach to Richmond, Virginia’s capital city. Enjoy sun and surf, kayaking, parks, murals, museums, craft beer, unique neighborhoods, and a wide variety of wonderful dining options on this…

Right in the center of Virginia is the state’s capitol. Along with it being a thriving financial district and center for government, Richmond has a vast array of historical sites, restaurants, shopping malls, and places to simply hang out with friends. 

Start your day in Bassett, VA and begin to explore the history, moonshining and motorsports in Martinsville-Henry County. Begin with a visit to the Bassett Historical Center. 

Enjoy a two night getaway in Coastal Virginia! With over 22 miles of wave- and wind-free water, locals and visitors consider Chesapeake Waterways one of the best kayaking spots in the country. An exceptional hiking experience awaits you at Northwest River Park with 763 acres of…

Seeing as how Virginia is for lovers, it’s only fitting that lovers of all kinds come spend some quality time in a Virginia town with a profusion of heart- Bristol. This romantic southern getaway will provide you and your partner with a nice balance of adventure and…

Enjoy every watersport imaginable at Buggs Island Lake - Virginia's largest lake and the location of the world record blue Catfish catch! It also is home to John H. Kerr Dam.

With many accommodations in downtown Richmond, visitors can walk up and down the cobblestone streets to lively restaurants, historic sites and shops. There is so much to do on foot that you may need to come back again!

It’s time to experience ultimate romance “Southern” style. Grab your hiking boots, life jacket, and sense of adventure as you explore Southern Virginia through scenic drives, visiting our local wineries, incredible eateries, fall foliage on nature hikes, and…

This exciting getaway for families includes hands-on exploration at a children's museum, fresh air and mountain views, fun on the farm, and two classic retro attractions that parents will love too!

More major Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than any other state. The war divided the nation and transformed Richmond into the Capital of the Confederacy. Trace the course of the conflict that changed our nation.

Whether you love history, shopping or seasonal events, we're bringing on the cheer and adding extra glitz to make a winter getaway well worth your while. Here are just a few of the treasures you'll find when you stay in Fairfax County.

Don’t throw away your shot at a fantastic Hamilton-themed getaway in Arlington and Northern Virginia! Using Arlington as your central home base, this is your chance for you to explore a little of the true Hamilton story while being ‘in the room where it happens…

As your taste buds will discover, "farm-to-table" is more than a culinary buzzword in Lexington. Dozens of small farms dot the surrounding countryside, along with wineries and micro-breweries. Micro-seasons keep the local produce selection fresh and diverse year-round…

Virginia is home to some of the most talented makers, farmers, artisans, restraunteurs and small business owners in the country. Enjoy a taste of Virginia with these local farm and foodie getaways.

Southern Virginia, once rich in the tobacco industry, is now home to quaint and historic communities. The eight counties offer a number of attractions and history including speedways and raceways, historic trails, nature trails, scenic byways, and a number of waterways. 

Come experience Tazewell County's rich heritage with beautiful scenery. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia, Tazewell County lies on the Alleghany Plateau and is characterized by its mountainous terrain. 

Mountain LOVEworks are inspired by history, culture and nature! Included are the Wytheville, VA LOVEwork, Beagle Ridge Herb Farm LOVEwork and the Big Walker Lookout and Wolf Creek Indian Village LOVEworks.

Tour the scenic backroads of the Shenandoah Valley to seek out our LOVEworks. Take country roads, over rolling hills of farmland and through towns large and small to see how different places interpret the word "LOVE".

Explore the far west territories of Virginia on a three-day “Western Front” LOVEwork road trip. This diverse topographic region features the beginning edge of the Cumberland Plateau as well as the western range of the Alleghenies.

This LOVEwork road trip will take you through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley - one of the most popular getaway destinations in Virginia - alive with history, culture, farms, wineries, and exceptional opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, viewing wildlife or taking scenic…

The Central Shenandoah Valley is the perfect spot to experience a full range of rails-to-trails activities, all within easy access to spectacular outdoor recreation, a thriving local food movement and rich small town cultural offerings.

A vacation is one that celebrates our freedom – an experience that is truly American. As Veterans’ Day approaches, reflect on freedom and its many sacrifices with a trip to Stafford – less than an hour from Washington, DC and Richmond.

Escape, just the two of you, to Virginia's fall splendor. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, local arts and music, wine, and sweet downtown communities. 

Southern and Central Virginia are both known for their rich history and beautiful landscapes. Southern Virginia was once booming in the tobacco industry and is now full of quaint and historic communities.

Journey to Southern Virginia for fun on the farm. From offering farm tours to leading riding lessons, Southern Virginia locals are proud of their agriculture and enjoy sharing what they do with you.

Colonial Parkway delivers you from the settlement of 1607 to the decisive 1781 Revolutionary War battle. The York River offers a unique perspective to history.

Explore the coast of two Chesapeake Bay towns (Gloucester and Mathews Counties) on the Middle Peninsula by kayak, charter and stand-up paddle board (SUP)! Taste the best of the peninsula’s seafood in-between waterway tours.

Explore Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s Wine Country® with visits to three of our 40 wineries, dine at some of our farm-to-table restaurants, stroll through a few of our historic small towns, and experience the beauty of the county along our scenic byways.

Set Chesapeake as your affordable hub and go on a wine-filled adventure! Explore a winery for the ages, and then make-your-own at a unique new winery. Take time to shop among historic sites along the way. This is a getaway you won’t want to miss!

While visiting the biggest city in Virginia, make sure to experience the LOVE that surrounds you! Virginia Beach is a unique and dynamic destination for locals and tourists alike, offering miles of beautiful coastline, delicious dining, and exciting activities.

Virginia's Historic Triangle is full of living history and fun for the whole family. Located in Coastal Virginia between the James and York rivers – Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg together are named the Historic Triangle for their historical significance and…

Plan a getaway weekend to coastal Virginia during the off-season for an affordable vacation, stay at a winter resort to hit the slopes, or spend a romantic weekend cozied up in front of a fire with your special someone at a luxury resort.

Experience the fun of winter sports while surrounded by the sites and sounds of fall ... or spring ... or summer! Discover a place where you can ice-skate, snow-ski, snowboard, tube downhill AND snuggle up with your "snow bunny" year 'round ... discover Lynchburg!