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    Get your outdoor #zen on with #yoga in the #stables at Salamander #Resort. You might even be joined by the #barn #cat, Pumpkin! #loveva #virginia #earthday #vaoutdoors #repost #photooftheday#pet #stable @salamanderresort
    Happy Earth Day, Virginians! Strive to get out of the office today, experience #nature, appreciate her beauty and offerings, and make a commitment to preserving her health (and ultimately ours). For we are all one with nature. #virginia #loveva #earthday #repost #sunrise #goodmorning #visitvirginia #earth #conservation #vais4lovers Photo compliments to @dadofash. Virginia is for nature lovers 🌾🌸🌿
    #Bacon wrapped #porktenderloin at Helen's for #Restaurant Week: country sausage-apple stuffing, baked black lentils, cabbage-bell pepper and #Virginia #barbecue glaze. #heaven #dinner #rva #rvadine #loveva #vafood #eatlocal #restaurantweek #yummy @rvanews @rvais4lovers
    @hope_alexandraa spotted two #hotairballons #flying over the Charlottesville #downtown mall earlier this month. Great capture! Hope everyone's Monday has been stellar ❤️ #loveva #repost #cville #visitvirginia #virginia #onlyinva #spring #balloon #fly @charlottesvilleva @ilovecville
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    Get ready for a Tax-Free weekend!

    by Mary | Posted on July 28th, 2011

    It’s that time of year again when children trade in their water balloons for art supplies and pack away their swim suits for school uniforms. Usually, the thought of returning to school in September is dreaded by the youngsters and the price tag that accompanies becomes the burden of the parents. Thankfully, our great state of Virginia offers a special Tax Free Holiday to help shoppers save money statewide.

    Tax-Free ShoppingAugust 5-7 is 2011’s designated three-day weekend for tax-free savings at hundreds retailers across Virginia. However, there are a few exceptions to the tax exemption so get all the details here.

    Get the best deals on school uniforms and be sure to find matching shoes for great prices!  Individual businesses have begun lowering prices on school supplies and clothing in preparation for this anticipated retail holiday, so get those sales ads and supply lists ready to make the most of Virginia’s Tax Free weekend!



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    End of Summer Deals

    by Casey | Posted on July 26th, 2011

    Shenandoah River Outfiiters, LuraySummer has flown by and if you’ve just realized that you have yet to take a vacation, fear not. Sometimes it pays to wait.

    Check out our deals to see what suits your fancy. From beach elopements to mountain escapes complete with water adventures, we’ve got quite a selection. Don’t overlook the Blue Star Museum programs (can you say “free admission”?), and the excellent military discounts just waiting to be utilized.

    VIRGINIA DEALS



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    Celebrating the Fourth in Virginia

    by Casey | Posted on June 28th, 2011

    Independence Day is one of the most awaited holidays of the year. It’s the centerpiece of summer, a long weekend, a time of delight for children, and the cornerstone of many vacations. Why not celebrate America’s 235 years of independence from Great Britain in the state where America’s history begins?

    Fireworks over Busch Gardens by Scott K. Brown

    Fireworks over Busch Gardens

    Independence Day and Virginia

    • The Declaration of Independence was proposed by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia in June 1776.
    • Thomas Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. His home was Monticello in Charlottesville, VA. Jefferson’s secluded retreat, Poplar Forest, is the venue for an Independence Day Celebration that includes a reading of the Declaration.
    • Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826 – the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
    • Visit Independence, Virginia, a small town that celebrates in an old-fashioned way.

    Ways to Celebrate

    • Festivals - From Revolutionary reenactments in Yorktown and fireworks choreographed to the 1812 Overture in Fairfax, to free birthday cake at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, an Independence Day festival is near you and way cool.
    • Parades – Such an occasion as independence requires pomp and circumstance. Line the streets for parades across the Commonwealth!
    • Sip Wine – Relax with a glass of vino, patio scenes, and a refreshing dinner at a nearby winery. Virginia has around 200, so you shouldn’t have to look far.
    • FIREWORKS – They’re statewide and plentiful, so just look up! User our Fireworks Finder to locate the sparks closest to you.
    • Day Time Fun – Check out July Jubilee at Wintergreen Resort – chairlift rides, movies under the stars, and lots of family fun. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond offers free admission! A waterplay area is just the beginning of the fun your kids can have. (see more)
    • Get Away!
      • Save 10% when you book a villa in Warm Springs. Lake Moomaw and Douthat State Park are nearby.
      • Save 20% at Point Plaza Suites in Newport News – so many attractions, so little time.
      • Our military personnel deserve a break and huge thanks. Check out the many discounts available and plan a freedom-filled weekend of family fun!



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    The “Most Beautiful” is in Virginia

    by Casey | Posted on May 2nd, 2011

    We’re pretty biased about Virginia’s beauty, but we’ll have you know that there are others who have caught the bug, too!

    Busch Gardens' AlpengeistFor the 21st consecutive year Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA has been named “World’s Most Beautiful Amusement Park” by the National Amusement Park Historical Association’s annual survey.

    See for yourself why Busch Gardens in consistently top-ranked among amusement park enthusiasts when you book a vacation package.

    • Spring Forward: Two-day admission for the price of a single day ticket, hotel, and a dining certificate for each ticket holder. $128 per person for a family of four with a three-night stay. Valid through May 26th.
    • Blasts of Summer Fun: Discovery ticket to both Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, hotel, and a dining certificate for each ticket holder. From $178 per person for family of four with a three-night stay. Valid May 27 – September 5.

    Learn more about the Williamsburg area and request your free Virginia is for Lovers Travel Guide.

    Corrected 5/3/11 – This is 21 years in a row for Busch Gardens to receive this honor, not the sixth, according to their blog. We apologize for the incorrect information we received and passed on to our viewers.



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    Last Offers from Like! to LOVE Virginia!

    by Casey | Posted on April 25th, 2011

    There are just a few days left to take advantage of amazing savings from Virginia’s new Like! to LOVE Virginia campaign which has offered daily travel deals via the Virginia is for Lovers facebook page throughout April.

    Here’s a sneak peek of the upcoming deals for this final week!  They will be posted around 9 a.m. on their scheduled date and open on a first come, first serve basis.  To book the daily travel deals go to www.facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers and choose “like” now through April 30.

    Tuesday April 26:

    • Experience the finest in luxury at one of the premier Virginia Beach hotels with this stay 2 nights, get the third FREE deal from The Founders Inn and Spa. Centrally located to all the attractions of Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Williamsburg, it is the perfect location for vacation getaways or a luxurious escape. This Hampton Roads retreat features elegant restaurants, guest rooms, a resort spa, nearby golf and a variety of leisure activities set on 26 beautifully landscaped acres.
    • Enjoy private boardwalk dining with this buy one Sunday brunch and get the second for 50% off deal from Rockfish Boardwalk Bar & Sea Grill. 

    Wednesday April 27:

    • Enjoy a romantic 4-course gourmet meal and wine pairing for two for just $40 with this exclusive offer from the Southern Inn Restaurant in Lexington.
    • Buffalo Creek in Lexington is offering a stay 2 nights, get the 3rd night free deal, including $20 certificate for breakfast or $40 for dinner at House Mountain Inn. This classic Shenandoah Valley farmhouse was built in the late 1900’s and is surrounded by almost 4 acres of woods. Relax while you can sit on the front porch and listen to the sounds of North Buffalo Creek.

    Thursday April 28:

    • Receive 25% off Segway of Richmond’s Micro Church Hill Tour or Micro Landmark Tour and learn about the history of Richmond on two wheels. The Micro Tour is a one-hour guided segway tour that’s low on time, but big on fun. 

    Friday April 29:

    • Experience charm, grace, and hospitality at half the price with this buy one night and get the second night FREE special offer from the Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast. Guests enjoy rooms furnished with antiques and/or reproduction period furniture from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, delicious 3-course breakfasts and an on-site spa, all within walking distance of historic downtown Lynchburg.Like! to LOVE Virginia



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