Virginia's Most Romantic Scenic Drives, Cabins, Oceanfront Hotels & more
“Virginia is for lovers” - find out why! Not too many states can boast an equally fantastic coastline and mountain range, but "Old Dominion" can. Were talking scenic drives, boat cruises, historic homes, mountain retreats, wineries, beaches and much more.
Best Time to Visit Virginia: In the hilly western part of the state, early October shows off autumn foliage at it's very best. Late spring to early summer is a good bet for coastal areas, but the peak of summer can bring crowds, heat and high humidity to beach areas.
Virginia winters can get quite cold and some attractions and accommodations close during those months.
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is lined with oceanfront hotels, resorts and restaurants. It's a fun place to spend a few nights, with the Atlantic breeze in your hair and a nice sandy beach across the street.
Top-Rated Virginia Beach Hotel - for romance and honeymoons, try The Breaker's Resort Inn, an oceanfront hotel on Atlantic avenue with anniversary packages, in-room hot tubs and more.
Honeymoon Hotels in Virginia Beach – if you’re considering taking your honeymoon in Virginia Beach and would love a romantic suite, the Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront/South with their 1 bedroom ocean view suites (with private balcony and HDTV) will do very nicely.
Romantic Restaurant in Virginia Beach - try one of the seafood restaurants on Atlantic Ave, or the 11th floor view of the beach at Orion’s restaurant at the Cavalier Hotel.
L'Auberge Provençale Bed and Breakfast - plan a unforgettably romantic weekend getaway in Virginia with a stay in this enchanting Shenandoah Valley B&B. Blend French country comfort, romance and luxury with a stay in this true Auberge just over the mountain from Washington DC. Superb French cuisine, an award winning wine list, and attentive, gracious service await.
The Homestead Resort - one of the most romantic resorts in VA, the Homestead is nestled deep in the Allegheny Mountains and has everything for a wonderful weekend getaway. There's luxury rooms, plus dining & music, shopping, movies, fishing, and romantic carriage rides. Homestead Spa has been described as “one of the most historic day spa resorts in Virginia”.
Virginia Wine Country - not just any collection of vineyards! Wine tasting and touring in Virginia can include exploring historic sites and ruins, kayaking, even sipping a "Painted Red" at Dave Mathews Blenheim Vineyards winery (that's right, from the Dave Mathews band!). See virginiawine.org for maps, tours etc.
Covered Bridges in Virginia – Turn-of-the-century bridges (only 8 left!) make for a great romantic picnic excursion!
Tall Ship Cruise in Norfolk – American Rover has cruises in a 19th-century schooner. Sunset and late-night dancing cruises available too.
Old Cape Henry Lighthouse tour at Fort Story.
Romantic Things to Do in the Shenandoah Valley - hiking, horseback riding, enjoying the color of the fall leaves, and some of the best scenic drives in Virginia, including Skyline Drive, with it’s astounding views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Afton Mountain Bed and Breakfast is located in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The town of Afton is only 20 miles from Charlottsville where you can take beautiful scenic drives and enjoy wineries and many cultural activities.
*ERV Rating for Couples: Excellent Romantic Vacations unique rating formula for hotels which includes: