Virginia is indeed for lovers. Famous for its long Atlantic coastline, it’s slowly becoming a favorite destination for couples all over the world. Rich in culture and delicious dishes, here are four exciting activities that couples should try when visiting the state.
Wine and dine like locals
Nothing is more romantic than sharing a glass of wine with your loved one. With more than 280 vineyards, Virginia is a wonderful place to experience great-tasting wine. Take a sip of Petit Verdot or Viognier at the Foothills Scenic Wine Trail in Etlan or 50West Vineyard in Middleburg. For food, try out delicious tacos and burritos in a famous Mexican restaurant in Virginia. Don’t forget about Rappahannock Oysters, too.
Explore the Shenandoah Caverns
Looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure? Take a hike to the Shenandoah Caverns, a stretch of caves and tunnels located in Quicksburg. With more than seventeen chambers, lovers can explore different cave formations, such as the Rainbow Lake, the Capital Dome, and the Diamond Cascade. Don’t forget to hire a tour guide to learn more about the cave’s history and astounding formation.
Visit landmarks of famous authors
Couples keen on literature should head to Richmond and visit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, an exhibit devoted to the novelist’s works and memorabilia. Found furniture, manuscripts, and correspondence will let you into Poe’s life. If you or your partner or both are fans of Shakespeare, the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton will give you a glimpse of the Blackfriars Theater in London, a theater built by Shakespeare in the 1940s.
Enjoy the scenery at Wolf Trap
Located in Fairfax County, the Wolf Trap is the only national park in Virginia dedicated to the performing arts. Catch world-class concerts and musicals regularly held in both indoor and outdoor venues. For a simple yet sweet occasion, pack a picnic basket and enjoy the park’s stunning scenery. Kids will enjoy playing in its well-maintained fields as well.
Enjoy the lovely views and one-of-a-kind experiences Virginia can offer. Plan an itinerary and don’t forget to take pictures.