The 15 Best Christmas Tree Farms in Virginia (2023)

Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farms in Virginia

[Updated November 24, 2023] Boone NC is the undisputed king of Christmas trees in the Appalachian Mountains region, annually providing millions of Frasier firs for families from Georgia north to New England. But there are lots of great Christmas Tree Farms in Virginia too.  The Virginia mountains are nothing to sneeze at when it comes to … Read more

10 Best Virginia Mountain Towns to Visit

Downtown Lexington VA

The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains stretch approximately 550 miles, from North Georgia to southern Pennsylvania. But the State of Virginia is home to 300+ linear miles of mountains, which cover the western side of the state from Bristol north to Winchester. Within the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia you’ll find a stellar array of attractions, including Shenandoah … Read more

The 5 Best Places for Snow Tubing in Virginia 2023

Wintergreen Tubing in Virginia

Rumored to date back to the 1820s, snow tubing is a fun winter pastime that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and experience levels. A perennially popular Virginia winter activity, snow tubing uses gravity to allow riders to slide downhill on an inflatable tube, with lanes designed to keep them on course. Snow in Virginia’s Blue Ridge … Read more

The Grove Park Inn Gingerbread House Competition (Asheville NC)

2021 Winner of National Gingerbread House Competition at Omni Grove Park Inn-Lead

Some of my fondest Christmas memories growing up took place in Asheville NC, where my parents would often take our family to see the awesome gingerbread houses at the Omni Grove Park Inn. One of America’s largest Christmas competitions, this annual Grove Park Inn Christmas tradition features remarkable artwork, craftsmanship, and creativity from contestants of … Read more