Virginia

Virginia Travel Guide

Park and walk this 1.8-mile round trip path, a wildlife-rich hike with educational signs along the way.

Slumber in good conscience at the certified-green B&B, tucked in the hills near Floyd. The homey farmhouse has views of the garden and the rolling landscape beyond.

Occasional signs read CROOKED ROAD, referring to the many historic bluegrass and country music sights that dot this lonely road, most famously the Carter Family Fold, a music center run by the dynasty that produces June Carter, wife of Johnny Cash.

Visit the grand plantation home of George Washington's sister Betty, just across the Rappahannock River from Ferry Farms, Washington's boyhood home. (One $11 ticket lets you visit both sites.)

Located on the Potomac River, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is an expansive complex comprised of the Alexandria Archeology Museum, six art galleries, innumerable art studios, and two workshops.

The shop spikes its ganache bonbons with ancho chile and candied ginger.

The most festive time to visit Virginia's horse country is during Gold Cup race weekends, which happen in October and May every year.

With more than 20 years of experience, Atlanta-based travel agent Ellen LeCompte is often called upon by national publications, including The New York Times and Travel Agent Magazine, for her expert knowledge.

Cross Country International, which plans deluxe horseback adventures in Ireland, Peru, and beyond, recently introduced its first trip in Virginia: the three- to four-day Hunt Country Trail Ride.

Chosen by Food & Wine as one of the nation’s top five wine schools, this nonprofit organization provides 

The red-roofed log-cabin store sits on the crest of a steep hill. Its porch (in the Fall) is strewn with pumpkins and features a cider press. Elsewhere on the property apple butter boils in a copper kettle hung over a wood fire.

The winery makes a jammy Petit Verdot.

The Tarara Winery opened in 1989 and was founded by Whitie and Margaret Hubert. The winery sits on a 475-acre farm and is dedicated to promoting local Virginia vineyards. A tasting room is open daily, and wines can be sampled alongside cheese, charcuterie, or chocolate.

A horseracing tradition for almost a century, this annual steeplechase event takes place during the third weekend in April at the Glenwood Park Racecourse.