The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond rolled out their first of “60 Films in 60 Days” on November 29 to coincide with their beautiful new exhibit, Hollywood Costume, on display through February 17. At a very reasonable $5 per person, seeing a film every now and again is an easy and affordable way to entertain guests into the New Year.
With titles like The Birds, The Matrix, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Chicago, Moulin Rouge, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Titanic, and Twilight Saga: New Moon, there’s certainly a film to appeal to most everyone.
Films are shown at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and 1:30 p.m. the other days of the week.
Prior to the movie, take your ticket stub to Amuse for a discount on lunch or dinner. Additionally, your receipt from Amuse will get you $1 off another film. Just take it to the Visitor Services desk for redemption.
Fall is for pumpkin-spiced everything, so why should Virginia’s craft breweries not get in on the action? If you have yet to sample the seasonal concoctions of the Commonwealth, consider this your invitation.
There is no shortage of great wine in Virginia with more than 230 wineries. Here are a few ideas to help you kick off your Virginia Wine Month adventure.
Sip the signature Virginia Viognier and Cabernet Franc from the leaders in its production – Barboursville, Keswick, Jefferson, Pollak, and Veritas – all in the greater Charlottesville area. Within easy driving distance of one another, you can easily make it a two-day excursion or spread it out to three. MAP
Why not pay a visit to recent recipients of the “Best of Readers’ Choice Awards” by Virginia Wine Lover Magazine to see which wines and wineries Virginians love most?
Best Sparkling Wine – Chateau Morrisette – Star Dog 2008
Best White Wine – Chateau Morrisette – Our Dog Blue
Finally, stretch your legs for a few days with a Virginia 48-Hour Fall Getaway that is riddled with wineries and great food. Our two examples include wineries in Northern Virginia (Berryville to Delaplane) and Coastal Virginia (Eastern Shore to Williamsburg and beyond).
These are just a few ideas to get you started, but we have a handy-dandy wine map that might generate a few more ideas. Check it out, and use our other friendly tool, the Trip Planner, to make your own custom weekend complete with driving directions.
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Beautiful wineries, apple orchards, riverside vantage points … there are so many places to fall in love with Virginia’s fall foliage as you move east across the state. If you can’t travel as much as you’d like to this fall, you’ll certainly have plenty of items to mark off of next year’s list.
Centered around Charlottesville, this is 48 hours you’ll likely want to extend. On the docket around this esteemed university and law school town are the 30 wineries of the Monticello Wine Trail - Birthplace of American Wine. Here you will find some of the most renowned names in Virginia wine, including Gabriele Rausse, often called “The Father of the Modern Virginia Wine Industry.”
Clarksville is a quiet lake town in Southern Virginia with beautiful foliage, sunrises and sunsets. Here, tranquility reigns supreme. Center yourself in an accommodation that feels most comfortable. Is it a luxurious bed and breakfast like Cooper’s Landing Inn, or perhaps a cozy cabin at Occoneechee State Park?
These 48 hours are easily spent enjoying the beautiful outdoors on nature trails around Kerr Lake or on a boat from Clarksville Marina. Or you can venture out for some history, scenic views and great food.
Spend 48 hours hitting some of the best stops the Eastern Shore of Virginia has to offer, starting at the southern tip and Kiptopeke State Park – a premier stop for migratory birds traveling the Atlantic Flyway.