Romantic Destinations in Virginia

Virginia is for Lovers, so why not take your sweetheart for a romantic getaway? No matter what you enjoy most, you’ll find that there are many fabulous places to love in Virginia.

Virginia Beach

Take a stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. There is more to this area than the beach. Fine restaurants and luxury hotels make this the place to go for simple sun and fun.

Wine Country

Virginia is known for its award winning vineyards and wineries, most of which lie in the Piedmont region. Many of these establishments offer tours and even bed-and – breakfast accommodations. Winery tours are available that take couples on a tasting gourmet journey from winery to winery. History buff pairs can also enjoy a tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate, becoming inspired with the patriotic spirit after having imbibing some of the world’s premier wine.

Smithfield

This small town in Isle of Wight County offers “Hams, History, Hospitality, and Heart.” Share history here with your loved one while making memories of your own. The town is home to the famous Smithfield country ham, a culinary delight that is not to be experienced anywhere else. Plenty of bed-and breakfast establishments are available. Eat, drink and be merry together!

Busch Gardens

Thrill seeking couples will love this Williamsburg theme park. Styled to resemble famous European sites and concepts, there is something of interest for everyone. Rides range from coasters to bumper cars. There are many animals that call the park home including wolves, eagles, exotic birds, and horses. Dining choices offered included standard fair food such as funnel cakes, along with European inspired pubs, grilles, meat smokers, sausage houses and more. You and your sweetie will enjoy the desserts offered such as German waffle cone sundaes. When you’re tired, enjoy one of the many daily showcases of European music, dance, and theater. Some favorites include “Celtic Fyre” and “This is Octoberfest.”

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Located at James Madison University in Harrisburg, this experience is not purely academic. The beautiful and unique flora and fauna set the stage for a delightful evening. Horse drawn carriage rides are a highlight of the experience here. They are offered during the day or night.

Roanoake

The best way to get to this city is by taking a leisurely ride on the scenic Skyline Drive. Lovers will never forget the breathtaking view of the Shenandoah valley and Piedmont Mountains. Roanoke is famous for its history, and Victorian architecture that is still celebrated here today. For the ultimate in luxury, make plans to stay at the opulent Hotel Roanoke. The best places to visit while here include the City Market and Center in the Square, a showcase of art, theater, and history.

Breaks Interstate Park

Tread the same ground as Daniel Boone and get a splendid view of the “Grand Canon of the South.” Gaze upon the starlit sky with no city lights to diminish the awe-inspiring view. At times, it will seem like just the two of you in the whole world.

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Couples can sate their tastes for both natural beauty and culture by visiting Wolf Trap. This performing arts venue is unique because it is the only one located in a National Park. Shows are held at several stage locations and include musicals, opera, plays, jazz, country musicians, and rock acts. Delicious food is abundant here. Couples can indulge in a professional or self packed picnic while watching the show. They may select a buffet style meal at the Ovations Restaurant or tasty gourmet sandwiches at The Barns, which also features a full stocked bar.

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