Five Heartwarming Destinations for Your Holidays

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Nov 6, 2013 | Updated: Nov 27, 2018

Comments: 22 Comments

As the season of holidays creeps ever closer, find ways to make the most of your time together and make it memorable. Why not consider an overnight or two in a Virginia destination known for its merriment and cheer?


Spend the holidays in Abingdon! This picturesque small town will fill your heart with holiday joy. World class art venues, cultural events and historical sites are all wrapped up in Christmas lights.


– Barter Theatre, Abingdon –


Capture the memories as you indulge your senses and rejuvenate your soul in Newport News, the heart of Coastal Virginia, this holiday season.

  • Stay: Newport News Marriott at City Center, Boxwood Inn, The Pequod Inn
  • Dine: Crab Shack on the James, The Lunch Bell
  • Visit: Virginia Living Museum, Miles of Lights, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion
  • See the Entire Getaway


Escape to a cozy winter weekend in Harrisonburg, where holiday events on Main Street highlight the beauty of the season.


– Clementine Cafe, Harrisonburg –

  • Stay: Joshua Wilton House, By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages
  • Dine: Shank’s Bakery, Clementine Cafe, Corgans’ Publick House
  • Visit: You Made It!, Winter Farmers’ Market, Forbes Center for Performing Arts
  • See the Entire Getaway


Enjoy the spirit of a classic Virginia Main Street when you and the girls make it a shopping weekend in Culpeper.


  • Stay: Thyme Inn, Suites at 249, Hazel River Inn B&B
  • Dine: Hazel River Inn Restaurant & Pub, Raven’s Nest Coffee House, Foti’s
  • Visit: Mount Pony Theatre, Belmont Farm Distillery, Old House Vineyards
  • See the Entire Getaway


From charming King Street in Old Town Alexandria to Mount Vernon, the area presents lively, entertaining holiday opportunities for the whole family.


– Old Towne Alexandria –

  • Stay: Morrison House, Lorien Hotel and Spa, Hotel Monaco
  • Dine: Fish Market Restaurant, Waterfront Market, Virtue Feed and Grain
  • Visit: Torpedo Factory Art Center, Woodlawn, Gadsby’s Tavern, Alexandria Black History Museum
  • See the Entire Getaway


Looking for more great holiday getaways? This is the first in a series! Be sure to subscribe to our posts so you don’t miss the next edition. In the mean time, leave a comment to tell us your favorite Virginia destination for the holidays.

* Updated Nov. 27, 2018


Leave a Reply

12 Comment threads
10 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
15 Comment authors
Melissa BarrettCasey HigginsJoey McGheejoanne wunderlyGranny Recent comment authors
Notify of
Melissa Barrett

Come to “A Trial Town Christmas” in lovely Damascus! December 6th in the park, 11a.m. till 7 p.m.

Joey McGhee
Joey McGhee

Downtown Roanoke Va. Stay at the Hotel Roanoke, Go to Dickens of a Christmas within walking distance! Great places to eat, horse drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts. What better way to celebrate Christmas with your family!!