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Where is your favorite place in Va or west Va?

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St. Louis Mo
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Where is your favorite place in Va or west Va?

I fell in love with the Virginia's on our last drives through the states. Would like to go back for a week and really enjoy the scenery.The most important thing is where we stay must have a great view, be close to nature, and have interesting things to do. We are seniors so mountain climbing is out, but I love mountain views. Some mild river rafting would be fun. Wineries area a plus. Mostly Location and the view! Where are your favorite places? Thanks, Isla

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1. Re: Where is your favorite place in Va or west Va?

Virginia is a beautiful place and there are lots of scenic areas to enjoy. Here are a couple of my favorites: Shenandoah Natl Park (www.nps.gov/shen), 2 nice lodges, campgrounds, lovely 105 mile Skyline Drive with many breathtaking overlooks, and there are hikes for all abilities (check visitors center for short, easy walks). Another favorite is the Blue Ridge Parkway, begins in Waynesboro and runs through many interesting towns in southwest Va; at milepost 86 is The Peaks of Otter Lodge on a lake and surrounded by the 3 Peaks of Otter...quite beautiful, and nearby is the town of Bedford for additional activities.

If you type "mountain views" or other description in the blank box at the top of your post, you will get many travel ideas from previous posts (type it in the Virginia forum search box, not the Luray search box, that way you'll search the entire state). Happy trails.

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2. Re: Where is your favorite place in Va or west Va?

Hi, Isla, glad you're coming back! So many options. Any of those cabins near Luray and the National Park are good. Another idea might be to stay at the following...including pix of rooms, etc.

http://www.brierleyhill.com/

It's got the most fantastic views. It's around Lexington so tour that beautiful quaint historic area. Cross over to Charlottesville for Monticello, Montpelier, Jefferson's UVA; the historic downtown mall with over 100 shops and dozens of restaurants, an ice skating rink in a historic building, Virginia Discovery Museum, The pavilion for outdoor concerts, the Paramount which is a historic theater operating with some great shows.

There are more than 100 wineries in Va. Monticello Wine Trail constitutes about 20 vineyards, from producers of over 30,000 cases to those producing only a few thousand cases. The tour is divided into five regions so that you can stay in whatever area you like. Here you'll find out all about them: monticellowinetrail.com/sections/winetrails.…

And this will give you in a nutshell the vineyards of the Shenanhoah Valley: virginiawines.org/wineries/r-shenandoah.html

Everybody has favorites so you can ask questions as you fine tune your trip.

There are wonderful natural areas in Virginia Beach for kayaking, hiking, bicycling and seeing all the flaua and fauna. Lots of festivals or quiet too depending on what you would like. You can stay on a higher floor oceanfront for a fantastic view of sunrise over the ocean...sometimes blood red....jumping fish, sea birds, freighters in the distance, parasailers, etc.

More to come.

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3. Re: Where is your favorite place in Va or west Va?

Try the Lexington, Staunton, Charlottesville areas. All have great natural beauty, charming towns, tons of history, good winerys and fantastic restaurants. You could easily spend a great deal of time in these ares and the space in between.

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4. Re: Where is your favorite place in Va or west Va?

Thanks for all the great ideas. I'm going to have to get busy and plan a trip! I'll let you know what I come up with. take care, Isla

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