6 Road Trips Around Virginia
Roll down your windows, because it’s time to blast your favourite songs and hit the highway. Whether you’re just off for a long drive or a few days on the road, we have put together a list of six of our favorite road trip destinations around Virginia. Adventure awaits, and amazing destinations are a lot closer than you think. Check out our recommendations below!
Road Trip #1: Roanoke, Virginia
Roanoke, otherwise known as “Star City”, got it’s name for the 88-foot-high Mill Mountain Star, shining since 1949. Don’t stop your journey at that sight, though. Roanoke offers amazing food and art galleries, such as the Taubman Museum and other spectacular old time exhibits.
ROAD TRIP #2: Eastern Shore of Virginia
As you drive across Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, you’ll definitely start to feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The Eastern Shore of Virginia is famously known for its antique farmhouses, retro restaurants and roadside markets. Since you’re already there, be sure to check out Cape Charles to watch a breathtaking sunset.
ROAD TRIP #3: Farmville & The High Bridge
In Farmville you’ll find the High Bridge Trail State Park, which follows a former railroad line. This park is full of beautiful short hikes. But make sure you stop and see the actual High Bridge. It is almost a half-mile long, and it overlooks a spectacular private valley in the Appomattox River.
ROAD TRIP #4: Charlottesville, VIRGINIA
Charlottesville is a place where you’ll want to book a night. Home to many amazing wineries, you undoubtedly want to indulge in a fantastic selection of food and wine. The next morning you can travel to the outskirts of town and visit Monticello, the legendary home of president Thomas Jefferson. Once you are done there, you can either visit the home campus of the University of Virginia or stop for another night and soak up the last of the summer nights.
ROAD TRIP #5: Lake Anna, VIRGINIA
Open since 1983, you can try your hand at panning for gold, cuddle up in a cabin, or you can go fishing all day long. Your options are endless! This destination is summer favourite in Virginia, and attracts over 250,000 people a year – so try to visit during the week if you aren’t a fan of crowds. In addition, Lake Anna also has a sandy beach open in the summer that is equipped with lifeguards.
ROAD TRIP #6: Outer Banks of North Carolina
If you want to see an abundance of lighthouses, you need to visit the shoreline of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Famous for its fishing and picturesque views, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is the perfect weekend road trip.
Wherever the road takes you, make sure you have all your roadside necessities and that you have prepped your car for the long haul! If you need a tune-up or small fix to get your vehicle ready for the trip, bring your car into Warrenton Auto Service and we will be happy to help you. Otherwise, have a safe and happy adventure and remember to make as many memories as you can.