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Plan A Romantic Fall Getaway With New Virginia Travel Site
Virginia.Org/Fall Puts Wineries, Scenic Drives and Festivals at Your Fingertips

Virginia has just launched www.Virginia.org/fall, the new fall getaway site that features romantic trips for two, with wineries, scenic drives, historic inns and picturesque small towns to discover. Travel in the fall is getting more popular with couples, especially baby boomers, according to a recent survey conducted for Travel Guard North America, making Virginia's new site a convenient and timely resource for trip planning.

There is a lot to love about fall in Virginia. Lush colors and beautiful landscape make the state an ideal destination to completely connect with loved ones and soak in the season. Virginia's location, within a day's drive or less of 60 percent of the U.S. population helps visitors spend less time traveling and more time enjoying the sights and sounds of autumn. The new fall site highlights some of Virginia's most popular getaways including:

Wineries, Vineyards and Festivals – Virginia is becoming known as a top wine travel destination. The state boasts 160 wineries, 16 wine trails, and celebrates Virginia Wine Month every October with dozens of festivals and special events. For travelers who love trying new wine and experiencing unique tasting rooms and beautiful scenery, Virginia is a top pick for fall.

Scenic Drives – Combine Virginia's 15 million acres of foliage with more than 2,500 miles of scenic drives for a beautiful fall trip. The scenic drive section of Virignia.org/fall showcases nearly 20 various routes, including legends such as the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive that traverse over rolling countryside, mountain vistas and coastal waterways.

Couples Getaways – Couples looking for a weekend retreat have a lot to discover in Virginia. The site's romantic getaway ideas revolve around harvest festivals, annual food festivals and picturesque small towns with quaint B&Bs, locally-owned restaurants and boutique shops.

Leaf Peeping and Outdoor Beauty – Use Virginia's fall travel site to check on fall colors before taking a trip. The site's weekly Fall Foliage Report gives regular updates on where colors are peaking at parks, vistas and overlooks across the state. Fall is one of the best times to enjoy the great outdoors in Virginia as the temperatures cool and the colors burst into view. Hiking, biking and kayaking getaways abound in Virginia's award-winning state and national parks. Active travelers can connect with reliable outdoor outfitters for bike, canoes, kayaks and more on Virginia.org/fall.

Make the most of one of Virginia's most beautiful seasons. Visit www.Virginia.org/fall and start planning a fall getaway. Or call (800) VISITVA to request a free, Virginia is for Lovers travel guide. Love is at heart of every Virginia vacation.
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