Virginia Romantic Getaways
There's a reason why they say "Virginia is for Lovers." It's for beach-lovers, history-lovers, and fun-lovers. Perhaps most notable are Virginia's beaches. There are more than 5,000 miles of coastline here and plenty of sunshine to go with it. Virginia Beach, boasts miles of free beach with lifeguards on duty from May through September. Visitors can rent all sorts of beach accessories including beach chairs, surf boards, sun umbrellas, tandem bicycles, and roller blades. Click on the map to explore Eastern and Western Virginia getaway options.
1. Virginia Beach
The main attraction here is the Boardwalk. 3 miles of sprawling and beautiful beaches with many romantic hotels and restaurant offering great views of the Atlantic. On the Boardwalk there are often special events and festivals like Boardwark Art Show which are great for strolling hand-in-hand. Aside from the beaches there are other great attractions in like the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Waterpark, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum, and the Cape Henry Lighthouses. There are some lovely secluded beaches including the North End and Sandbridge, and these are great places to rent beachhouse for a long weekend.
West of Virginia Beach is Norfolk. Norfolk, VA offers many exceptional attractions that should not be missed. Ocean View Beach stretches along 8 miles of the Chesapeake Bay, and romantics will find free parking, jet-ski-kayak, padddleboat, and sailboat rentals. Also not to be missed are: Attucks Theater, Virginia Botanical Garden, Chrysler Hall, Chrysler Museum, Harbor Park, Harrison Opera House, MacArthur Memorial, The Virginia Zoo, Nauticus, the National Maritime Center (home to the USS Winsconsin), and Wells Theater.
Home to Buckroe Beach, a favorite with windsurfers, Hampton has 12 deep water marinas as well as well as other great attrations including the Virginia Air & Space Center, the Cousteau Society, Hampton University, and "Freedom's Fort".
4. Cape Charles & The Eastern Shore
Visitors to Cape Charles will find quiet serenity in the calm waters at Cape Charles Beach. Cape Charles is Virginia's Eastern Shore's southern-most town and offers a public beac, Town's Fun Pier, The Pavillion, and other great ares for strolling. Other areas along the Eastern Shore include two sister islands; Assateague and Chincoteague. What Chincoteague lacks in beachfront property, it makes up for in offering charming B&Bs, delicious restaurants, shops, boutiques, bicycle rentals, art galleries and museums. Assateague offers beautiful wide beaches and miles of hiking trails.
Virginia is a wonderful place to plan your romantic
getaway. With exciting cities like Charlottesville, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Winchester,
Arlington, Alexandria, Woodbridge, and Fredericksburg visitors can find an abundance
of places to stay, cuisines to eat, and romantic things to do.
Virginia romantic getaways can be found in ever region
of this great state. Richmond and Virginia Beach have thriving downtowns to offer
guests an exciting nightlife, regional cuisine, and all the conveniences
and entertainment of a big city. Additionally the beautiful natural
landscape of Virginia offers outdoor enthusiast opportunities for
fun and exploration. Learn all you need to know about
what Virginia has to offer. Find romantic accommodations, destinations,
special events, entertainment, adventures and activities available
for your Virginia getaway.
In all regions of Virginia lovers can find romantic
things to see and do at the wide variety of Virginia attractions.
The cities of Roanoke, Lynchburg, Big Stone Gap, Rural Retreat,
Richmond, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Yorktown are just a short
distance from romantic Virginia national parks and other attractions
like Charlottesville Historic District, Appalachian Trail, Skyline
Drive, Chincoteague Island, Village of Onancock, Historic Town of
Occoquan, Bedford Historic District, Downtown Salem, Blue Ridge
Parkway, Machipongo, 12 Historic Squares of High Street-Gardens,
and Fan District of Richmond. There are also great Virginia
wineries to visit and tour with plenty of romantic Hotels
and B&B's nearby as well. So whether you're looking to find
a secluded cabin rental in the great outdoors
or seeking thrills at a Virginia theme park, you can be confident
that Virginia can meet all your romance needs. And remember that
camping out under the stars in Virginia national parks can be a
getaway alternative to hotels. Many of Virginia's national parks
and lakes have cozy getaway cottage or
lakeside romantic cabins for rent. Additionally
depending on when you're planning your romantic Virginia getaway,
you can look for special events like Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
in Winchester in April, Seafood Festival in Chincoteague in May,
Whitetop Mountain Maple Festival in March and Clarksville Lake Country
Wine Festival in April. Events like these can offer romance seekers
opportunities to really experience the unique charms of Virginia,
even if you only have time for a quick weekend
getaway. Whatever your tastes, Virginia's attractions will help
make your romantic getaway extraordinary and memorable!
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For additional Virginia romantic travel information
contact the Virginia Tourism Corporation at 901 East Byrd
Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Telephone: 804-786-4484 or 800-248-4833.