Category Archives: Best of Virginia

12 Best Places for Apple Picking in Virginia (+ Orchard Map)

Apple picking in Virginia (Best VA orchards)

As a kid, I remember schools and families going apple picking in Virginia during the fall and I always thought it was one of the coolest seasonal activities! As an adult, I still agree! Virginia has a deep apple history and we even have a festival in Winchester that celebrates the famous fruit. In fact, […]

20 Beautiful Lakes in Virginia to Visit This Year

Sherando Lake

Something that many people don’t know is that there are only two lakes in Virginia that are naturally formed. However, it doesn’t make the others not worth visiting! This is a guide to the best lakes in Virginia – including ones spread all across the state! What are your favorite Virginia lakes? Let us know […]

15 Fun and Memorable Weekend Getaways in Virginia

Homestead Resort in Hot Springs

Virginia may be a small state considering its size, but it definitely doesn’t lack cool things to do! These are some of the best weekend getaways in Virginia! This list could truly include 100 different destinations in VA. However, we tried to cover some of the large cities, small towns, nature spots, and historical areas […]

The 22 National Parks in Virginia (Reasons to Visit Each + Tips)

Shenandoah National Park in Virginia

You will currently find a total of 22 National Parks in Virginia.  They vary from nature spots to Civil War monuments all are pretty easy to visit independently. This guide will take you through the Virginia National Parks and gives reasons for visiting each (and tips on how to do it!) While Shenandoah National Park […]

10 Can’t-Miss Virginia Bike Trails (Including Rails to Trails)

New River Trail State Park bike trail in Virginia in Draper, VA copy

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you will love the many Virginia bike trails that exist throughout the state.  The trails vary in level of difficulty and all have a different history behind them. These are the best bike trails in Virginia.  We have excluded mountain biking trails from this guide as we will create a […]

15 Small Towns in Virginia for a Relaxing Weekend Getaway

Middleburg

There are so many fantastic places to visit in Virginia. These are some of the best small towns in Virginia – ranging from small coastal towns to ones nestled in the mountains. We have selected Virginia small towns that cover different areas of the state and they are all ones I have personally been to […]