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Where to Stop on a Virginia Road Trip

by Holly Riddle

Sep 26, 2023

© Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Destinations / North America

While planning a road trip inspires grand dreams of driving coast to coast or down or up one side of the country, you don’t need to travel thousands of miles in order to enjoy a road trip. In fact, planning a smaller-scale road trip, like one focusing on just one state, can prove even more enjoyable and easier to accomplish within a shorter amount of time.



Iron Mine Hollow Overlook © Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge

For example, consider taking a road trip through Virginia. Over the course of a few days or a week, you can explore the state’s ample history, outdoor attractions and fantastic food and beverage scene. You have plenty of options for stops along the way, including:


Richmond, Virginia

The capital city offers an amazing dining scene, so be sure to come hungry. The city is also a great spot for road-tripping families, with its wealth of family-friendly museums.



Mabry Mill © Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Williamsburg, Virginia

For a dose of history, visit Colonial Williamsburg, but then get out in nature with a trip to Shenandoah National Park.


Virginia Beach

Don’t forget Virginia’s beautiful shoreline. Enjoy Virginia Beach’s lively waterfront and boardwalk, as well as its craft beer scene.



Saint Andrews Catholic Church © Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge


Lastly, head to the mountains and Roanoke, where you can easily access the Blue Ridge Mountains and The George Washington National Forest.


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