Travel Guides

Travel Guides for Southwest Virginia

In Southwest Virginia, it’s all about the journey… and the destination. You will never have to worry about finding something here that will keep you moving. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, the number of experiences available are limitless. If you’re a music lover, you’ve come to the right place because we’re all about country, bluegrass, and much more! And if you simply want to enjoy the views, take it slow and easy and enjoy the beauty of Southwest Virginia, we don’t blame you a bit!


Take a look at our travel guides and learn more about Southwest Virginia’s stories, music and crafts.

Passport to Southwest Virginia

Get your Passport at Heartwood, our Artisan Gateway near I-81 in Abingdon – or download one here. Then fill your passport with stamps from the best sites for the arts, history, outdoor recreation, music and more all across beautiful Southwest Virginia.

‘Round the Mountain Artisan Trails

Partnering with ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network, communities have created artisan trails featuring artisan studios, craft shops, farms, wineries, unique restaurants, accommodations and points of interest. Travel scenic mountain tops and green river valleys as you explore these trails.

Learn more about ‘Round the Mountain Artisan Trails

The Crooked Road

A driving tour stretching 333 miles through the scenic mountains of Southwest Virginia, The Crooked Road connects major heritage music venues and a thriving network of jams, festivals and concerts in gracious communities all along the way. Here you will find roots of American music that travel deep and wide.

The Crooked Road E-Guide