Category Archives: Best of Virginia

10 Gorgeous Arboretums and Botanical Gardens in Virginia

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Virginia

Do you love getting lost in the flora and wonder of a beautiful garden? These are the best botanical gardens in Virginia (and Washington DC)! Be sure to stop by them if you’re in any of the cities they are located in! One of my favorite things about Virginia is that we have some unusually […]

15 Places for Strawberry Picking in Virginia (+ U-Pick Farms)

Self-pick strawberry farms in Virginia - The Old Major - Shutterstock

Are you looking for the best places to go strawberry picking in Virginia? This guide covers the best u-pick strawberry farms in Virginia and more! Let us know if we missed any amazing Virginia strawberry farms near you! Thanks! When is Strawberry Season in Virginia? Strawberry season tends to be a bit over a month […]

14 Festive & Top-Rated Christmas Tree Farms in Virginia

Virginia Christmas tree farms

Are you on the hunt for the perfect tree for your family this holiday season? These are some of the top-rated Christmas tree farms in Virginia, including ones where you’ll find festive activities (and more)! These Virginia Christmas tree farms are diverse—some are more affordable than others, some have community initiatives, and some offer year-round […]

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, […]

15 Small Towns in Virginia for a Relaxing Weekend Getaway


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 […]

9 Caverns in Virginia That You Can Visit (Practical Info + Map)

10 Caverns in Virginia That You Can Visit (Practical Info + Map) - Luray Caverns Virginia

Growing up in Virginia, one thing I quickly noticed about my state was the sheer amount of caverns that exist throughout the western regions. Visiting caverns in Virginia is a very popular activity for both the solo traveler and families, especially during the scorching summers. This is a guide to the best caverns in Virginia […]