• Distilleries in SWVA
    Virginia, which has a long and fascinating history regarding distilled drinks, produced the first batch of whiskey on American soil way back in 1620. A rich tradition has followed, with numerous distilleries and tasting rooms now open all across the Commonwealth, including several in Southwest Virginia. Each has its own ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2019-01-23
  • Three Memorable Virginia Vacations for 2019
      Although the year has just begun, we have already started thinking about our travel plans for 2019. While planning vacations can easily become an overwhelming task, we have three suggestions based off of the 2019 Virginia is for Lovers Travel Guide covers to help you get started!   —CONQUER ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-01-15
  • Beautiful Southwest Virginia Is Home to 11 State Parks
    Southwest Virginia is within a day’s drive of more than half of the United States population, giving plenty of folks the opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful state parks in the country.   At roughly the same size of Rhode Island, scenic Southwest Virginia, which sits among the ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2019-01-09
  • Friends of Southwest Virginia Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week with Free Biscuit Friday at Heartwood
    Contact: Jenna Wagner PR & Marketing Director Friends of Southwest Virginia Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (276) 492-2422 jwagner@myswva.org FRIENDS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA CELEBRATES NATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM WEEK WITH FINAL ‘SPRING BREAK BLITZ’ PRESENTATION & LAUNCH OF FREE BISCUIT FRIDAY AT ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2018-12-03
  • Friends of SWVA and Winze Company Team Up for New Merchandise Program
    Contact: Jenna Wagner PR & Marketing Director Friends of Southwest Virginia Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (276) 492-2422 jwagner@myswva.org FRIENDS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BUSINESS, WINZE COMPANY, TEAM UP FOR NEW MERCHANDISE PROGRAM  ABINGDON, VA – The Friends of Southwest Virginia ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2018-12-03
  • All Aboard for a Fall City Walking Tour in Virginia!
    **This post is written in partnership with Amtrak Virginia and Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation.**   Virginia’s cities are thriving – and Amtrak takes you right to the heart of them. So put on some comfortable shoes, take in the crisp fall air, and experience one of these ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-11-09
  • Your Dining Guide to Southwest Virginia, Part 2
    When traveling through Southwest Virginia, you can’t help but be in awe of the picturesque landscape of the mountainous region, but in addition to being a stunningly beautiful backdrop, the land also provides fertile grounds for farming. This lends to a rich culinary scene in Southwest Virginia, where chefs ... read more
    Source: Heart of AppalachiaPublished on 2018-10-12
  • Your Dining Guide to Southwest Virginia, Part 1
      Southwest Virginia is known for its mountainous terrain and scenic rural landscapes, but due to the rolling pastures and bucolic farmland, you’ll find that fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients are always on the table at restaurants in Southwest Virginia. Containing 18 counties and dozens of hidden foodie gems, ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2018-08-31
  • 7 Things to do in Clifton Forge
    Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains at the southern tip of the Shenandoah Valley and west of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Virginia’s Mountain Region, Clifton Forge allows visitors to step away from the hustle and bustle of a hectic life, celebrate the arts, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Visit today ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-08-17
  • 6 Things to Do in Blacksburg
    Located in Montgomery County in the Blue Ridge Highlands region of Virginia, Blacksburg is a university town rooted in rich history but also home to the quirky, the inventive, the creative and the sustainable. The home of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg has a certain vibe that’s equally attractive to young professionals, ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-08-15
  • Crush Friday: Your Mini-Vacation Guide to Bristol & Abingdon
      Millennials have a serious problem, and it’s not spending all their money on avocado toast: they aren’t taking their paid vacation days. In 2017 alone, American workers forfeited 206 million paid vacation days, which adds up to a hefty chunk of change–$66.4 billion in benefits, to be exact. That ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2018-08-10
  • 7 Charming Bed and Breakfasts in the Virginia Mountains
    West of Staunton, there’s more to soak in than beautiful natural scenery and gorgeous wildlife. Here, you’ll find hip food and stately architecture, cooking classes and aerial flight tours. The area, known for its mountains, water and exceptional greenery, is a natural home for hiking, fishing and other outdoorsy pastimes. ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-07-03
  • Crush Friday: Your Mini-Vacation Guide to Roanoke and Virginia’s Blue Ridge
      Burnout in the workplace is at an all-time high for employees in America, with the workforce giving up over 662 million paid vacation days in 2016 alone. This equates to about $66.4 BILLION in benefits not taken by the American workforce, or roughly $604 out of your own personal ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-06-22
  • CRUSH FRIDAY in Southwest Virginia
    Virginia Tourism Corporation, along with our industry partners, is launching a year-long campaign aimed at getting Millennials to take the time they need. Our focus will be convincing them to dip their toe in the vacation pool in a way that’s low cost and low risk, but hugely rewarding. If ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2018-05-31
  • CRUSH FRIDAY in Southwest Virginia
    Virginia Tourism Corporation, along with our industry partners, is launching a year-long campaign aimed at getting Millennials to take the time they need. Our focus will be convincing them to dip their toe in the vacation pool in a way that’s low cost and low risk, but hugely rewarding. If ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2018-05-31