Group Tour FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


Can you help me find lodging for my group?

We are happy to be your point of contact and connect you with our lodging partners. We will send out RFPs on your behalf and collect the responses, so that you can see your options all in one place. Abingdon offers a variety of lodging options from corporate hotels to a 4-star Inn, as well as a collection of wonderful bed and breakfasts, rustic cottages and cabins.  We can help you connect with the accommodations that best fit your group’s size, purpose and itinerary.


What can my group do in Abingdon?

Abingdon is a great destination for group travel.  Popular attractions include Barter Theatre (the state theatre of Virginia), William King Museum of Art, the Arts Depot, the Abingdon Muster Grounds, and touring the historic downtown district. We have a number of sample group itineraries available: take a culinary tour that’s Rooted in Appalachia, experience music along The Crooked Road: Southwest Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, or even participate in an outdoor adventure on the Virginia Creeper Trail.  Click here for information on Abingdon’s top attractions, or contact us for a custom itinerary based on your group’s interests and schedule.


Do you offer step-on tour guides?

The CVB is happy to offer a free step-on guide for motorcoach tours. Step-on guides can facilitate your group’s activities in Abingdon, and give a guided history tour of Abingdon.


Is bus parking available in Abingdon?

Yes, our town is bus friendly and most attractions, hotels and restaurants have bus parking available on site, or a short distance away.  If you have a question about bus parking for a particular attraction, contact the CVB.

Does the CVB collect money for Abingdon venues?

No. We are not able to collect any money for our attractions, restaurants or hotels.  We will help you make reservations and provide contact information for payment arrangements.


Can you recommend a restaurant for my group?

Abingdon is known for its independent restaurants and fresh, local cuisine that is Rooted in Appalachia.  Most of our restaurants can accommodate small to medium sized groups, and in addition we have compiled a list of restaurants that can accommodate larger groups. Click here to see a list of restaurants that work frequently with motorcoaches and large groups.


What is the weather in Abingdon, VA?

We have a mild climate, while still enjoying four distinct seasons. Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains we typically see cool evenings and nights during the summer, while spring and fall are mild enough to be able to enjoy outdoor activities most of the time.