by Casey | 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.
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.
- Mill Mountain Zoo
- Center in the Square - Newly renovated; includes 8 attractions, plus a butterfly habitat and aquariums
- Taubman Museum of Art
- 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”
- Comfort Inn Airport
- Sheraton Roanoke Hotel - $139/night for two (Book Now)
- Hotel Roanoke - $180/night for two (Book Now)
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.
- Great Falls National Park
- Claude Moore Colonial Farm National Park
- George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
- Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
- Vienna Inn
- Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. – 1 of 17 Virginia BBQ Joints You’re Going to LOVE
- Hilton McLean Tysons Corner - Weekend Wine Up Package (Book Now)
- Comfort Inn Gunston Corner
- Crown Plaza Tysons Corner
~ Tides of History ~
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.
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