Virginia Travel Guide

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.

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

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

Owned and tended by the same family for nearly 200 years, Stribling was one of the first PYO orchards in the Shenandoah Valley.

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 winery makes a jammy Petit Verdot.

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 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.

Chrysalis Vineyards, located outside Washington, D.C. near Middleburg, Va., encompasses 71 acres on which 20 grape varieties are grown. Production focuses on the Norton, a grape native to Virginia, as well as an assortment of Spanish and French varietals.

The music scene was fertile here B.D.M.B.—that is, before the Dave Matthews Band, which formed in Charlottesville in the early 1990s. These days, alternative rock, country, and reggae acts—as well as, of course, jam bands—get crowds moving at the Charlottesville Pavilion.