Towns of Virginia

Virginia's towns remind us of where we grew up - or where we wish we had. Places where locals nod in greeting as you walk Main Street, and stores serve everyday needs, like a haircut or a new pair of shoes. Rocking chairs surround a stove or a card game at the hardware store. The pharmacy has a soda fountain.

These are some of our picks for great towns, with some favorite cities thrown in, to give you a place to stay and eat when you get off the trail. All have historic inns, restaurants offering fusion cuisine to down-home cookin', and activities for the active set.

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Eastern Shore
Cape Charles: Town by the Bay
Chincoteague: Island Village
Eastville: Historic Courthouse
Onancock: Colonial Port

Timeless Tangier Island

Hampton Roads
Virginia Beach: Oceanfront Playground

Chesapeake Bay
Irvington: Romantic Getaway

Alexandria: Old Town is New Again
Manassas: Of Railroads and Battlefields
Sperryville: Slow Down Therapy

Bedford: At the Edge of the Blue Ridge
Richmond: Virginia's Fair Capital

Front Royal: Gateway to Shenandoah

Heart of Appalachia
Big Stone Gap: Trail of the Lonesome Pine

Blue Ridge Highlands
Damascus: Trail Town USA

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Exploring Small Towns of Virginia & Maryland

by Mary & Bill Burnham takes you to waterfront villages and mountain retreats, 60 small towns where you can still shop on Main Street, get a good meal and spend the night in a historic hotel or classic B & B.

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