Sometimes the play takes place on the stage at the famous Barter Theatre, where Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal, Ernest Borgnine and other entertainment giants have performed.

Other times, visitors enjoy playing in the great outdoors. Abingdon is surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, which forms a massive wilderness playground complete with rivers, lakes and trails. The famous Appalachian Trail is nearby and the Virginia Creeper Trail begins in downtown Abingdon. Bike shops and shuttle services can get you on the trails quickly and easily.

For those whose idea of play time includes shopping, nightlife or live music, fun is always on tap. Virginia MapMain Street and the historic downtown district is filled with great restaurants and unique shops and galleries. A craft beer brewery and winery are nearby. Don’t miss Heartwood – Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway where you’ll find crafts, gifts, delicious food and live music.

So day or night; indoors or outdoors; it’s always play time in Abingdon.