A visit to Charlottesville can suit just about anyone’s taste, with Blue Ridge Mountain views, historic homes, hiking, and vineyard-hopping all easily accessible. And the culinary scene will please just about any palate with from charming eateries to southern comfort food.
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Discover Virginia’s tastiest towns, from our charming main streets to vibrant urban centers. Meet our acclaimed, award-winning chefs (who might teach you a thing or two in the kitchen). Uncover hidden gems and local love (you know you want to find the place with the best apple pie, right?). Set your weekend plans and hit up all the hot spots, from restaurants to wineries to craft breweries. Virginia is a foodie destination.
Food and drink options from around the globe, specialty desserts and world-renowned chefs make for a truly memorable culinary experience in Alexandria and Arlington.
Due to the rolling pastures and bucolic farmland, you’ll find that fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients are always on the table at restaurants in Southwest Virginia.
Virginia's Appalachia region in the southwest corner has a rich culinary scene where chefs utilize locally sourced ingredients to craft historically-rooted Appalachian cuisine.
Northern Virginia has about 60 craft breweries along five beer trails, offering several distinct day trips for those looking to discover what Virginia’s craft beer scene is all about.
With over 280 wineries and more than 400 years of history, Virginia’s wine product is as vast as its roots are deep. From the Appalachian Mountains to the coastal plains, the Commonwealth is decorated by more than 3,800 acres of sweeping vineyard views. Pick a wine trail and get…
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.
Whether you prefer it neat, on the rocks, or blended into a traditional cocktail like an Old Fashioned or a Mint Julep, Virginia’s bourbon and whiskey distilleries have what you need to make a world-class drink.