Nine Itineraries for Experiencing Spring in Virginia

by Stephanie Kenney | Posted: Mar 7, 2015 | Updated: Mar 6, 2017

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Plan your next girlfriend getaway, family reunion, company outing or group tour in Virginia this spring. From beautiful blooms to gorgeous gardens, there is sure to be something for everyone!

Abingdon Does the OutdoorsAbingdon
Rent a bike and ride 34 scenic miles on The Virginia Creeper Trail. Enjoy a day fly fishing on one of Virginia’s largest and most beautiful wild trout streams. Or take a hike on The Appalachian Trail to the Mount Rogers National Recreational Area, often called the “rooftop of Virginia.”

Gardens, Grandeur and GlamourRichmond
A variety of lush gardens, architectural styles and elaborate decor are on view year-round in the Richmond Region’s beautifully preserved homes and gardens. From 15th century Tudor homes to the largest conservatory in Virginia, awaken your senses with spectacular sights and surroundings.

– Agecroft Hall –

Breathtaking Mountains and MusicDickenson County
Enjoy a myriad of outdoor adventures from hiking, biking, horseback riding to fishing, whitewater rafting, camping plus many others. Take in breathtaking mountain views and experience bluegrass music, unique museums and good food.

Bulbs, Blooms and BlossomsGreater Williamsburg
Williamsburg is filled with the colors and scents of flowers and herbs blooming throughout the entire Historic Triangle – and beyond!  This tour highlights the area’s most beautiful gardens – from Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens to Berkeley Plantation and the Yorktown Victory Center!

– Colonial Williamsburg –

Springtime in Coastal VirginiaNewport News, Virginia Beach
From beautifully restored homes to interactive nature tours, this tour has it all. There is even an international flair if paired with experiencing the Virginia International Tattoo performance, enjoying sights and sounds you are sure to remember.

Garden and Homes TourNorfolk
Explore three downtown Norfolk historical homes. Relax along a tree-lined riverbank. Take a fun-filled boat ride at Norfolk Botanical Garden and explore the waterways or stroll the gardens and discover a variety of plants from the cultivated to the wild.

– Norfolk Botanical Garden –

Fairfax County’s Secret Garden TourFairfax
A collection of gardens groomed by master horticulturalists tell the story of the history and natural beauty of Virginia. Visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens and learn how the “Father of our Country” was a meticulous gardener who oversaw the growth of two distinct gardens.

Slip Away for Spring BreakPrince William/Manassas
Prince William & Manassas offer a wide variety of activities that are perfect for spring break family getaways. With a mixture of historic museums and main streets, outdoor adventures, unique shopping and dining and kid-friendly attractions, there is bound to be something to please children of all ages.

– Occoquan River –

Virginia Spring KaleidoscopeNorfolk, Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Richmond, Charlottesville
Every spring Virginia’s gardens and roadways blossom in a riot of flowering bulbs, dogwood, redbud, azalea, and a multitude of other flowering trees and plants. Amidst the splendor of this beauty is a proud history that helped define and shape the America we know today.

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