When you need a break from real life, a getaway offers the perfect way to decompress and recharge. These three Virginia vacation spots offer everything you need for a relaxing getaway.
If sitting in traffic isn’t doesn’t mesh with your vision of an idyllic getaway, you’ll love Wise in extreme Southwestern Virginia. You’ll find very few traffic lights in the small town or in the entire county.
The Inn at Wise serves as a convenient home base to explore the area. Built in 1910, the inn offers historic charm without skimping on modern amenities. Spacious rooms and suites include queen or king beds, flatscreen TVs, Oxygen toiletries and wireless Internet. With three restaurants and a bar/ lounge, you won’t have to walk very far for a filling breakfast or a few after-dinner drinks.
While you’re in Wise County, walk a few miles on the Virginia Coal Heritage Trail, take in the scenery at Natural Stone Bridge State Park, or see a performance of “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine” in Big Stone Gap. Other local activities and attractions include museums, shopping, vineyards, biking, birding, boating, golfing, fishing and ATV trails.
Williamsburg may not automatically appear at the top of your potential getaways list, particularly if you’ve chaperoned your share of class trips to the Colonial Williamsburg. Yet, the town is much more than just a tourist attraction.
In fact, you could devote an entire long weekend to exploring the area’s many museums, including the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, the Art Museum of Colonial Williamsburg or the Virginia Musical Museum.
Are you happiest when spending time outdoors? Bring your golf clubs and try out a few local courses, explore the area on a Segway, or rent a kayak at Waller Mill Park. If you’ll be in town on May 1, indulge your inner history nerd and buy a ticket to Mr. Jefferson’s Palace Garden Party, held at the Governor’s Palace. Guests wear 18th century costumes and enjoy a night of music and dancing.
The Williamsburg Inn provides a comfortable place to spend a few nights or a week and offers luxurious themed suites, fine dining, a spa and access to three golf courses.
The birthplace of country music legend Patsy Cline, Winchester is a short, 1 ½-hour drive from the NoVa area. During your visit, brush up on your Civil War knowledge with a visit to one of the local battlefields, enjoy a play at Winchester Little Theatre, or fish the Shenandoah River.
Do you enjoy local festivals? The United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Festival on April 25 is one of the most popular events of the year and kicks off the 93rd Apple Blossom Festival. After you sample the wines and beers, make a little time for shopping and a meal in quaint Old Town Winchester.
Indulge your taste for the finer things with a stay at the upscale George Washington Hotel in Winchester. The stately hotel offers an indoor pool, restaurant, dining, room, lounge, spa and guest rooms outfitted with WynRest bedding, Herman Miller ergonomic chairs, and fireplaces and soaking tubs in some room.
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