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Summer Events Along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia

In honor of the 75th anniver­sary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia’s small towns and com­mu­ni­ties along “America’s Favorite Drive,” are cel­e­brat­ing with spe­cial events and fes­ti­vals all sum­mer long.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is an iconic travel des­ti­na­tion, stretch­ing 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains. Reconnect with loved ones and nature in this pris­tine part of Virginia where music fes­ti­vals, arts and crafts fairs, and food and wine events show­case the tra­di­tions and hos­pi­tal­ity of Virginia’s Blue Ridge region.

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail Named a Distinctive Destination

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail one of its 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations. The Crooked Road was selected for blend­ing eco-tourism and small town charm with the Appalachian region’s musi­cal her­itage, pro­vid­ing vis­i­tors with a unique cul­tural expe­ri­ence that spans 300 miles across 19 towns. In the month of February, The Crooked Road will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the first-ever pub­lic online vot­ing con­test for the 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations Fan Favorite.

Win The Ultimate Family Road Trip With Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway Sweepstakes

The Virginia “Go Green on the Blue Ridge Parkway Sweepstakes” is the chance to win the ulti­mate fam­ily road trip. Visitors to can enter to win a seven-day, six-night vaca­tion for four, com­plete with air­fare, a hybrid rental car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and overnight stays at Virginia Green hotels, resorts and cab­ins. The sweep­stakes is open to U.S. res­i­dents 21 and older and runs through November 1, 2010.

Colonial Williamsburg’s Winter Stories Package Offers a Getaway From $299

Couples look­ing for tem­per­ate win­ter weather can enjoy Colonial Williamsburg’s Winter Stories Package at the Williamsburg Lodge. Guests can immerse them­selves and engage in the true sto­ries of America’s first cit­i­zens and the trades they prac­ticed; walk the streets of the Historic Area; visit the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, shop at Merchants Square, and be pam­pered at the Spa.

Reconnect with Family and Friends at Virginia’s Heartwarming “Togethering” Spots for Winter Getaways

Families and friends look­ing to recon­nect and relax on win­ter vaca­tions will love Virginia. Whether it’s just mom, dad and the kids, or grand­par­ents and all the cousins, Virginia’s cozy cab­ins, lodges, con­dos, and homes are ideal “togeth­er­ing” spots for heart­warm­ing getaways.