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Your Guide to the Most Romantic Things To Do in Virginia

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It’s widely known that “Virginia Is For Lovers”. From the peaks of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the sandy shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia’s natural beauty provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate escape. Couples from near and far flock to VA to enjoy recreation, relaxation, and, of course, romance! Here are some of the most romantic things to do in Virginia to help you ignite that spark.

3 OF THE MOST ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN VIRGINIA

1. WALK HAND-IN-HAND ON THE SAND

Virginia Beach in southeastern VA lies where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Its soft, sandy shoreline is a wonderful place to stroll at sunset. A three-mile boardwalk stretches along the oceanfront and offers romantic restaurants, gift shops, and nightly entertainment in the summertime. During the holidays, visitors can drive their cars on the boardwalk and admire spectacular sandcastles and light displays on the beach. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

The Beach Spa Bed & Breakfast is an award-winning beach cottage just steps from the sand. Noted by Southern Living for its cozy atmosphere, this inn is ideal for romantic weekend getaways. Each guest room is beautifully decorated with antique furnishings and luxurious amenities. There’s even an onsite spa with ocean views and a heated outdoor pool. Whether you visit in the spring or fall, a trip to Virginia Beach will leave you with lasting memories.

2. SIP SOME VINO AT A WINERY

Sitting on 14 wooded acres and a vineyard of 300 grape vines, Arcady Vineyard B&B offers a peaceful getaway surrounded by nature. Let a local vineyard owner help craft your getaway to the Historic Virginia Wine Country! For the outdoor lover, you'll find a hammock for two just steps from our newly built expansive deck.  Additionally, there is a walking trail through the property's woods, which border the World Heritage site, Monticello.  A romantic stroll through the vineyard may bring you face to face with our family of deer who frequently roam the grounds.

The Dog and Oyster Vineyard in Irvington, VA, is another great place to explore. It’s part of the Hope and Glory Inn, a stylish boutique hotel that was named “One of the World’s Most Romantic Hotels, Inns and Places” by romanticplaces.com. The vineyard is just a short walk or bike ride from the inn and offers wine tastings, a pool, and kayak docks. After a wonderful day with your loved one, head back to your peaceful, cozy room for some R&R.

3. VISIT HISTORIC TOWNS & SITES

Virginia is a state steeped in history. Many couples love looking into the past and learning more about its rich heritage. Be sure to visit Colonial Williamsburg, the battlefields of Yorktown or Fredericksburg, and America’s first settlement, Jamestown. Each has countless historic sites to explore. You can also enjoy browsing a variety of antique stores, art galleries, and restaurants.

Set in the heart of historic Fredericksburg, the Richard Johnston Inn provides travelers with relaxing accommodations minutes from local battlefields and historic landmarks.  When you stay at the Richard Johnston Inn, it's like stepping back in time. This award-winning inn was built in 1770 by John Taylow, one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence. In the 1880s, it was the residence of the city's mayor, Richard Johnston. The home even weathered the American Civil War, which destroyed most of Downtown Fredericksburg!

The 1890 Caroline House was built in 1890 and has since been refurbished to its original grandeur. No doubt a historic gem, the 1890 Caroline House offers you all of the modern comfort and amenities just steps from where major Civil War events took place. With only two rooms and one suite, the 1890 Caroline House exudes romantic charm in an intimate atmosphere. It's the perfect getaway for couples and newlyweds who'd like to learn more about the nation's past.