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Glorious Fall Getaways — Easy, Affordable and Guilt-Free in Virginia



Fall in Virginia

Fall in Virginia

Fall is a glorious time to visit Virginia as 15 million acres of foliage burst into color, pumpkins start to glow and wineries celebrate the harvest.  To make fall escapes easier and more affordable, Virginia has launched new 48-Hour Guilt-Free Getaways .

Destinations across the state have created dozens of two-night, three-day trip suggestions perfect for people looking to sneak away and savor the best of fall.  The 48-Hour Guilt-Free Getaways help travelers create a customized experience, with recommendations for scenic drives, wine travel, festivals, natural beauty and other seasonal favorites.  Each trip idea offers suggestions for sight-seeing, lodging, dining and must-see stops along the way.

These fall getaways, combined with travel savings at more than 200 destinations through Virginia’s 40 Off Travel Deals, put fall escapes in reach and budgets, schedules and “to do lists” out of mind - at least for a while.

Below are just a few of the 48-Hour Guilt-Free Getaways to entice visitors to make the most of fall in Virginia:

New Kent Winery

New Kent Winery

Autumn Wine Getaway in Northern Virginia

Wine lovers should follow this itinerary to experience the diversity and excellence of several wineries in the Northern Virginia region, complete with visits to farm restaurants, quaint towns and antique shops.

Foliage Along the Creeper Trail Getaway

Bike through the fall colors on the Virginia Creeper Trail in Southwest Virginia, with stops at the Abingdon Farmers Market, the Cave Craft House and a trek through the town of Damascus.

Natural Weekend Getaway in Chesapeake

Enjoy Virginia’s natural beauty paddling through 111,200 acres of wetland forest in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Wild fruits such as pawpaw, blackgum, devil’s walking stick and wild grapes are abundant. Hike the park’s Canal Trail and work up an appetite for the many neighboring restaurants.

Autumn Getaway to the Cabin Capital of Virginia

Roanoke Star

Roanoke Star

Cozy up in one of the hundreds of cabins in Luray/Page County and visit nearby attractions including Luray Caverns and Shenandoah National Park.  Enjoy the dazzling foliage, area restaurants and even a speakeasy bar at the Mimslyn Inn.

Art-Filled Historic Getaway in Roanoke

Spend 48-hours exploring the arts and culture of historic downtown Roanoke, with a new shining star in the Taubman Museum of Art.  Food abounds on this itinerary, with dozens of local restaurants to choose from and Virginia’s oldest, year-round growers market.

Getaway to Richmond History

Richmond Fan District

Richmond Fan District

Add history to brilliant fall foliage on this visit to the Richmond area, complete with historic plantation tours along scenic Route 5, the natural wonders of Maymont Park and tudor-style grander of Agecroft Hall.  Richmond’s culinary scene will not disappoint with dozens of local restaurants.

Visit www.Virginia.org/fall to plan a fall escape with trip ideas, festival listings, travel savings and lodging booking all online. Additional trip planning resources, including a free Virginia is for Lovers – Live Passionately travel guide, are available by calling 1-800-VISITVA.


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