48 Hour Fall Getaways in Virginia, Part 5 of 8

by Casey Higgins | Posted on September 16th, 2013

Let’s go for a scenic drive across Virginia, and take our time doing it. You game? Here, in part 5 of the 48 Hour Fall Getaways in Virginia series, we’ll take a look at a few options that include some of Virginia’s most beautiful scenic drives.

 

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway and the Star City of the South ~

Roanoke is often called the “Star City of the South,” thanks, in large part, to the 100-foot-tall lighted beacon on Mill Mountain. The view from up there – just one of hundreds of scenic sites along the Blue Ridge Parkway – is one that might just leave you breathless. In fact, it’s the site of many marriage proposals, if you have something romantic in mind.

See:

Mill Mountain Zoo
Center in the Square - Newly renovated; includes eight attractions, plus a butterfly habitat and aquariums
Taubman Museum of Art

Eat:

The Roanoker Restaurant - 1 of 22 Great Breakfast Spots in Virginia
Texas Tavern - 1 of 22 Places to Eat Like a Local
Macado’s - A local award winner; “Best Sandwiches;” “Best Inexpensive Dates”

Stay:

Comfort Inn Airport
Sheraton Roanoke Hotel
Hotel Roanoke

 

 

Fall in Fairfax County ~

Meadowlark Botanical Garden

Meadowlark Botanical Garden

If you’ve never driven the George Washington Memorial Parkway, you must. There are so many beautiful stops along the way, not the least of which is the gorgeous Potomac River and our nation’s capital across the way.

See:

Great Falls National Park
Claude Moore Colonial Farm National Park
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Eat:

Clyde’s
Vienna Inn
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. – 1 of 17 Virginia BBQ Joints You’re Going to LOVE

Stay:

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
Comfort Inn Gunston Corner
Crown Plaza Tysons Corner

 

 

Tides of History ~

Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne

Colonial Parkway is the way to travel the Historic Triangle. From the 1607 landing at Jamestown to the colonial seat of government in Colonial Williamsburg, and on to Revolutionary War victory in Yorktown, there’s so much beauty and so much history along this one stretch or road.

See:

Jamestown Settlement
DeWitt Wallace Gallery
Williamsburg Charter Sails

Eat:

Huzzah! BBQ Grill
Chowning’s Tavern
Duke of York Restaurant

Stay:

The Cedars
Fife & Drum Inn
Marl Inn

 

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One Comment

Timmy Wright says:

George Washington national Forest through Front Royal Va.is beautiful

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