• Best Experiences for Shopping Lovers in Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    Think outside of the big box stores and online giants this holiday season to seek out the perfect gift offered by a small, locally-owned business in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. There are great upcycled gifts, quirky items you won’t find on the shelves of national retailers, delicious flavors ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-12-13
  • Where To Try Hard Cider in Virginia
    While Virginia’s craft beer, wine, and spirits scenes have been booming for years, hard cider has slowly started gaining traction in the Commonwealth. With orchards covering thousands of acres from the Shenandoah Valley to the rural plains of Central Virginia, cideries in the Commonwealth have been able to use locally-grown ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-11-06
  • “Eat. Drink. Love.” in the Virginia Mountains
    As I recently traveled through Virginia’s Mountain region in the western portion of the state, I was met with surprise around every corner. While I know there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had, there was so much more to do. I ate, I drank and I loved every ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-10-24
  • Your Guide To Dining In Roanoke 
    Roanoke – also known as the Star City for the illuminated star that sits atop Mill Mountain – shines in more ways than one. The small city in the Blue Ridge Mountains is surrounded with beautiful vistas and green space, and delicious dining options are aplenty. Old standbys like Texas ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-10-24
  • Best Experiences for Fishing Lovers in Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    Fishing can be a thrilling sport as much as it can be a lazy way to while away an afternoon. In Virginia’s Blue Ridge, we’re thankful our fishing opportunities serve both ends of the spectrum. From huge biters in our vast lakes to tricky trout in our ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-10-23
  • Explore Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ at These Historic Spots in Virginia
    Virginia had an integral role in the history of country music, as evidenced in Ken Burns’ eight-part PBS documentary “Country Music.” From the Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol to the countless musicians who call Virginia home, the options for exploring the history, hometowns, and attractions of Virginia’s country music ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2019-10-11
  • Explore Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ at These Historic Spots in Virginia
    Virginia had an integral role in the history of country music, as evidenced in Ken Burns’ eight-part PBS documentary “Country Music.” From the Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol to the countless musicians who call Virginia home, the options for exploring the history, hometowns, and attractions of Virginia’s country music ... read more
    Source: Heart of AppalachiaPublished on 2019-10-11
  • Hiking Trails Near Wineries in Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    Fall in Virginia offers many fun activity combinations, but one of our favorites is hiking and wine. October is Virginia Wine Month, which makes it the perfect time to sample fine vintages during the grape harvest and also experience the colorful canopies shading some of our favorite ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-09-26
  • A Three-Day Vacation Guide to Blacksburg
    Blacksburg Farmers Market Located in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwest Virginia, Blacksburg is known as the home of the Virginia Tech Hokies, but this mountain town and the surrounding communities ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2019-07-26
  • A Three-Day Vacation Guide to Blacksburg
    Blacksburg Farmers Market Located in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwest Virginia, Blacksburg is known as the home of the Virginia Tech Hokies, but this mountain town and the surrounding communities ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-07-26
  • 20+ Things to do in and Around Lynchburg during the State Games of America
    Co-written by Krista Boothby, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator with the Lynchburg Office of Economic Development & Tourism The State Games of America will be coming to Lynchburg July 31 – August 4, 2019. Once the competition is over, it is time for more fun! Check out the list below ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-07-23
  • 20 Experiences for Hiking Lovers in Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    Attention #Trailsetters: We have an essential list for your outdoor explorations in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. These 20 experiences for hiking lovers are a mix of our most well-known trails, lesser-known trails, and exciting points of interest along the way. From endurance testers to easy paths for families ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-06-25
  • Beyond FloydFest: Your Three Day Guide to Floyd
    If you are anything like me, when you think of Floyd County, you think of FloydFest or “that place where my uncle was born.” FloydFest is amazing and epic and truly something every single person should experience at least one time.  But beyond that, Floyd is a surprising, magical small ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2019-06-06
  • Virginia’s Small Towns: A Three-Day Vacation Guide to Lynchburg
    Scenic beauty of Lynchburg Just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg is about two hours from Richmond and ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-05-23
  • Top 10 Mini-Vacations in Southwest Virginia
    Featuring a landscape dappled with mammoth swaths of wilderness, laced with free-flowing rivers, and crowned by high peaks—including the loftiest summit in the state, 5,728-foot Mount Rogers—Southwest Virginia is like no place else in the state. For outdoor lovers, this ruggedly wild corner of the state is not to ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2019-03-12