With more than 15 million acres of foliage bursting into a spectacular canvas of fiery yellows, oranges and reds, Virginia really comes to life during fall or autumn.
Whether you decide to explore Virginia by taking in the scenic byways, getting the adrenaline pumping with a ‘trike’ flight high above the treetops or by adding a splash of red and white with a visit to one of the many wineries in the region – there simply isn’t a better time to visit.
To make planning a trip in fall easy visit www.fallinvirginia.org.
Explore Virginia in the fall: Foliage, fun activities & fabulous wines!
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America’s best scenic drives. Explore Virginia in the traditional way along the 2,500 miles of scenic drives including two of America’s best, The Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Devise an itinerary exploring these classic All American drives and experience the natural beauty of the fall colour, the small, unique towns, wine trails and plentiful historic sites.
Explore Virginia in a flying motorcycle! Never been a traditionalist but fancy exploring Virginia? Fear not: there are plenty of activities to get an adrenaline rush. Why not see the breathtaking fall foliage of the Blue Ridge Parkway as you glide through the air on a flying motorcycle! Make yourself comfortable aboard a two-seater ‘trike’ which is similar in size to a motorbike with a propeller and canopy wing attached. Relax as your own personal pilot navigates whilst you enjoy the surroundings from 500 feet above the ground.
Ziplining in the Shenandoah Valley. Try and take it all in as quickly as you can on the zip line at Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Valley. Travel along over 3,000 feet of cable over the ski slopes and through woods reaching speeds up to 40 miles per hour. For a more gentle approach head to the Wintergreen Resort that make good use of its ski lifts by offering fall foliage viewing rides.
October is Virginia Wine Month: A busy month with over 140 wineries in the region. This has become a celebrated tradition, drawing in visitors who share the love of wine and a passion for travel. There are 13 wine trails that stretch across the state from the Appalachian Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. Each wine trail has a unique theme, from history to music to regional interests, complete with wineries, local restaurants and great places to stay. To plan a visit for Virginia’s Wine Month please visit www.Virginia.org/wine for more.
Cycling epicurean tours: Epicureans who are keen to free-wheel from one delicious meal and winery tour to the next will love the cycling tours offered by Tour d’Epicure, featuring lodging, five-star dining and winery tours in the beauty of the Shenandoah National Park and beyond. The choice of two and four-night short breaks run until November 15th. For more info, go to: www.tourdepicure.com.
Virginia is for Lovers turns 40 with savings for travellers. There are great travel deals in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers with more than 200 hotels and attractions offering great savings. Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free at Hotel Floyd along Virginia’s Crooked Road in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hotel Floyd is a must for lovers of music, art and wineries, with 14 themed rooms. Visit Sunday to Thursday until 31 December to take advantage of this great offer. For a complete list of 40 anniversary deals visit www.virginia.org/40off.