A Southwest Virginia Escape
A Southwest Virginia Escape (Three-Day)
Friday – Sunday | Late Spring – Late Fall
Plan to arrive in Abingdon by mid-afternoon. After checking into one of our unique Bed & Breakfasts or Cabins, take a stroll down our historic Main Street – sample olive oils and balsamics at Abingdon Olive Oil Co., get your spices and culinary goods from around the world at Necessities or sit a spell and have afternoon tea at Camella’s Remember When Be sure to visit the Abingdon Mercantile where they have a little bit of everything. Then grab a locally-sourced dinner at one of our Rooted in Appalachia restaurants. Afterwards, escape the world with our professional actors at Barter Theatre.
Before hitting the Virginia Creeper Trail, head to the grab and go deli at Blue Hills Market for a quick bite to eat – try their full range of sandwiches, soups and snacks. Start your biking adventure at Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop to get fitted for your gear. The shop can then shuttle you up to Whitetop Station – the highest point on the trail. From there it’s all downhill through the Jefferson National Forrest to Damascus, VA. Once in Damascus, stop for lunch at Pork Bellies Southern Cafe, located right off the trail. Then continue your ride through scenic Southwest Virginia back to Abingdon. Before heading back to freshen up for dinner, stop by Wolf Hills Brewery for some locally crafted beers and live music. Then try out a different Rooted in Appalachian restaurant for dinner – there are plenty choose from!
After checking out, head to Zazzy’s for breakfast and some locally roasted coffee – make sure to grab a bag of grounds to take home with you. Then take a short scenic drive out to White’s Mill to see the working grist mill or go to The Muster Grounds to learn about our unique role in the Revolutionary War. Then head to Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway to check-out the best of region’s artisan crafts, heritage music and wine. Before leaving use the Interactive Mountain to plan your next Southwest Virginia Escape!