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Discover the Virginia Safari Park
Discover with Dave Parker recently experienced the fun of Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia.
Discover Lexington with Dave Parker
There is joy in Dave Parker's voice as he introduces the world to Lexington. See our beautiful downtown just past peak fall foliage.
Insider's Guide to Lexington
Alumna dishes on fave in-and-around Lexington stops that keep her coming back.
Natural Bridge is Top Way to Get Outdoors
National Geographic chose Natural Bridge State Park as the best way to get outdoors in Virginia.
Small Town Love: Things to Do in Lexington
Virginia Tourism Corporation tapped Lexington for a run-down of fun things to do, but in a day-by-day itinerary style that lays it all out for you.
Ranked: Virginia's Most Charming Small Towns
LoveExploring.com describes the Shenandoah Valley as "achingly beautiful" and says Lexington "oozes old-world charm," which we adore, of course.
10 Dreamy Wedding Venues in Virginia
Rockbridge County's own Big Spring Farm was on the short list of "the most beautiful wedding venues in Virginia."
A Christmas Card Holiday ...
Blue Ridge Country details the many things we love about the holiday season in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County.
Lexington Among Best Small Towns in U.S.
Far & Wide has a round up of the Best Small U.S. Towns With Fewer Than 10,000 Residents and Lexington is included at number 88.
Artisan Portrait: The Siegfried's of Wade's Mill
The 2021 Fall/Winter edition of Wine & Life Country profiles the owners and millers of Wade's Mill, John and Karen Siegfried.
Home-Grown Talent: Rockbridge Guitars
Rockbridge Guitar Company was an idea born in Rockbridge County, Virginia by natives Brian Calhoun and Randall Ray.
Wine & Country Life Charmed by The Georges
The 2021 Spring/Summer edition of Wine & Country Life featured a beautiful multi-page spread about The Georges, downtown Lexington's luxury boutique inn.
Lexington is Hallmark Christmas Movie Material
Lexington was recently included in a round-up of "Quaint Virginia Towns That Could Star in a Hallmark Christmas Movie" by TravelAwaits.com.
Lexington is the Most Romantic Winter Getaway in Virginia
Southern Living has tapped Lexington as their choice for Virginia's "Most Romantic Winter Getaway" in a recent article.
Great College Towns to Retire In
TheStreet recently lauded Lexington as a great place to retire in their "Great College Towns to Retire In" article.
unTACKED Lexington City Guide
unTACKED, The Equestrian Lifestyle Magazine by The Chronicle of the Horse featured Lexington in their Fall 2021 issue.
Lexington chef wins Green Travel Alliance Award
Lexington chef Jenny Elmes won a Virginia Green Travel Alliance award, as did Natural Bridge State Park.
Virginia Is the Best State for Stargazing on the East Coast — and These New Dark Sky Parks Prove It
Virginia may already be for lovers, but it turns out it's an excellent place for stargazers, too. In April, the International Dark Sky Association awarded two parks in Virginia, Natural Bridge State […]
20 Surprisingly Romantic Getaways In Virginia
Getaway Mavens, a popular travel blog, included Lexington as one of their "20 Surprisingly Romantic Getaways in Virginia" article with references to the Virginia Safari Park, Dinosaur Kingdom II, […]
A Weekend in Lexington, Virginia: History, Local Love, and More Things to Do
Learn about Lexington and Rockbridge County through the eyes of a North Carolina couple traveling through life.
Lexington is the Best Place for Labor Day Weekend
Per Travel + Leisure Magazine, Lexington is number one on "The 10 Best Places to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in the U.S., According to Yelp," and we're in good company.
Mark Cline Builds Happiness
“My goal was to create happiness, and that’s exactly what this stuff does,” Mark Cline said of his many sculptures. He recently shared his non-traditional art education with Elizabeth Derby for […]
Blaze a New Trail in the Shenandoah Valley
See all of the wonderful Lexington and Rockbridge area sites that made the most recent edition of TrailBlazer Magazine.
"Fusions" in Lexington & Rockbridge County
Find yourself in an unexpected foodie heaven, or pair outdoor adventure with luxury lodging. Further still, witness deep historical roots remain ever present while a community innovates and blooms in […]
Three Days in Southern Shenandoah Valley
"3 Days In" highlights an ideal multi-day experience between Augusta and Rockbridge Counties, including downtown Lexington, attractions, and favorite dining hot spots.
Lexington Wedding Venues Recognized
A recent article by VenueRoundup.com included two Lexington area wedding venues among "30 Stunning Wedding Venues Across Virginia."
Virginia Safari Park: 5 Star Fun!
What did Family Travels on a Budget writer Karen Dawkins find when she recently visited the Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia? Wobbly new babies, giraffes, kangaroos, and plenty more.
Shenandoah Art Destination a Top Art Haven
AAA World recently recognized Shenandoah Art Destination in Lexington, Virginia as one of three art havens in the United States.
Virginia Bride Highlights Lexington Area Wedding Options
A recent blog by Virginia Bride Magazine highlighted Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County wedding destinations and vendors.
The Getaway Mavens Got Away to Lexington and Rockbridge County
The Getaway Mavens seem to have captured some of the best we have to offer in their recent article about Lexington and Rockbridge County.
The Top Roadside Attractions in the Shenandoah Valley
LonelyPlanet.com recently compiled a list of the Top Roadside Attractions in the Shenandoah Valley, and of course, a few of our own were included.
Forest Oaks Highlighted by Forbes
Forbes writer Regina Cole sat down with the owners of Forest Oaks to discuss how their 32-room historic mansion makes money as a B&B and special events venue.
Try a Trail to Find a Passion
Included among other trails that introduce travelers to something new, the Fields of Trail Farm Trail leads to not only working farms, but the restaurants that benefit from them.
One of the Country's Best Coffee Roasters is in Lexington
Lexington Coffee Roasters is among one of the "12 Best Coffee Roasters in the U.S.," per a recent Forbes article by Kim Westerman.
Lexington is "As Charming as Ever"
A recent edition of Boomer Magazine featured an article by Rachel Marsh, who wrote downtown Lexington is "as charming as ever."
Area Breweries Receive International Attention
Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail is among 99 American Buck List Delights You Might've Missed, according to LoveExploring.com.
Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail a Unique Ale Trail
A weekend on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail simply won't do. No, you'll need a full week to experience the breadth of this unique ale trail in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
Timeless Beauty in a Tiny Package
Lexington has been included as a destination ideal for entertainment, relaxation, and dining.
The Show Goes On at Hull's Drive-In
Costco Connection featured our favorite family pastime in their May edition. Nostalgia at its finest is on display every Friday through Saturday night at Hull's Drive-In just four miles north of […]
Exploring the Shenandoah Valley in Lexington, Virginia
Newspaper Publisher and CEO Cynthia Calvert recently visited Lexington on a media tour and was smitten enough to offer a full report of her experiences in a recent article for The Tribune in Humble, […]
"Shenandoah's Finest" includes The Red Hen and Sweet Things
The Red Hen and Sweet Things Ice Cream Shoppe are recognized by Intermezzo Magazine, a publication "written for passionate-about life readers in search of the finest in food, wine, home & travel."
Virginia's Roadside Attraction King
Meet Mark Cline, Virginia's Roadside Attraction King and entertainer extraordinaire.
Side-of-the-Road Coffee Roaster Some of America's Best
Milk-flavored coffee-drinking writer Johanna Read met real coffee when she visited Lexington Coffee Roasters. If she can get her hands on these beans, she'll take her coffee black from now on.
Top 5 Valentine's Day Getaways in America
Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast in Fairfield, Virginia has been named one of the Top 5 Valentine's Getaways in America.
Chef Huger to Bring Displaced Puerto Rican Culinary Students Stateside
Roanoke Times reporter Alison Graham recently sat down to interview Southern Inn Restaurant Chef George Huger about a new initiative to bring displaced culinary students from Puerto Rico to Lexington […]
The Formidable, Inspirational Appalachian Trail
John M. Smith of Belleville News hiked a portion of the Appalachian Trail (AT) and wrote of his experience and research in an opinion piece. He met "Blood Mountain" at the Punch Bowl Shelter; read […]
50 Shades ... of GREEN in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley
From enjoying the outdoors to nourishing your body with clean food, our area is an excellent destination for those who love being outside and eating great meals. So basically, most everyone!
A Unique Getaway: Tom Bradshaw's Red Caboose
If you're looking for a unique place to stay while you visit and explore Lexington, Rockbridge County, and the Shenandoah Valley, Tom Bradshaw's 1926 C&O caboose is an ideal "tiny house" for doing […]
Whit, Whimsy, and a Touch of Magic
Artist and living legend Mark Cline is highlighted in the October edition of The Costco Connection, a publication about and for members of the popular warehouse shopping club, Costco.
The Shenandoah Has Captivated Americans Since Before the Revolution. This is Its Story.
Thomas Jefferson and George Washington fell in love with Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Read this article by Logan Ward to discover ways to follow in their footsteps and love the Valley, too.
5 Offbeat Roadside Attractions in Shenandoah Valley
Dinosaur Kingdom II and the Virginia Military Institute Museum are two of five "offbeat" attractions you need to see in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, and they're both found right here.
6 Spectacular Caves You’ll Want to Explore in the Shenandoah
The deepest caverns on the East Coast are found in the Shenandoah Valley, and in Rockbridge County specifically. Washingtonian offered a list of show caves you won't want to miss.
4 Scenic Drives Through the Shenandoah That Make You Forget You’re In a Car
Virginia Routes 252 and 39 loop to create one of the best scenic drives in the Shenandoah Valley, according to Logan Ward of Washingtonian.
3 Great Small Towns in the Shenandoah Valley That Are Worth the Visit
Washingtonian includes Lexington as one of "three towns where you can get a taste of the Shenandoah Valley’s history, architecture, food scene—and pride."
Spotlight: The Georges and Robert E. Lee Hotel
Luxury and Boutique Hotels recently visited downtown Lexington to capture information about our two luxury boutique hotels: The Georges and Robert E. Lee Hotel.
A Saved Treasure: Hull's Drive-In
Lexington's Hull's Drive-In is the first community-saved drive-in movie theater in America. Learn more about our treasure when you read the article and listen to Tom Wilmer's NPR Podcast "Journeys of […]
FOUND: Solace and Tranquility in Rockbridge County
Tom Wilmer of the NPR Podcast "Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer" recently visited Rockbridge County and Heartstone Lodge and Retreat Center, a place where solace and tranquility is easily found.
History in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley
Travel writers David and Kay Scott toured some of the Shenandoah Valley's best historic sites, which happened to be our own Rockbridge County gems.
A Rockbridge County History Sampler
Listeners of the NPR Podcast "Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer" were treated to an overview of Lexington's historic sites, including our famous landmark, the Natural Bridge. If you missed it, you […]
Lexington Voted a Top 5 Small Town
It was a collaborative community effort to get out the vote for Lexington to receive a top five ranking in the USA Today 10Best Southern Small Towns list.
Ride Route 11 through Virginia's Shenandoah Valley
Route 11 delivers visitors into Rockbridge County traveling over our beloved Natural Bridge, showcasing some of our top attractions and leading them into downtown Lexington.
A Southern Shenandoah Valley Road Trip
Fun in Fairfax recently visit the Shenandoah Valley and spend time in Lexington exploring our history, food, and culture.
Homes that Shaped America's History
Virginia's historic homes are always a pleasure to tour and enjoy, and they boast incredible stories that aren't heard anywhere else. "Fun in Fairfax VA" highlighted some of Virginia's historic […]
Wonderful Overnight Getaways
A Lexington, Virginia historic accommodation has been included as one of eight ideal escapes from Northern Virginia.
Eight Great Things to Do in the Shenandoah Valley
McCool Travel recently visited the Shenandoah Valley, taking in the sites and scenery along the way. Three of our favorite places were among those they checked out. Can you guess which ones?
Meet the New Faces of Wade's Mill
Wade's Mill, a 1750s water powered, working gristmill is under new ownership. WDBJ7's Bruce Young has the introduction to John Siegfried and his wife Karen, the new millers.
Gateway to Adventure
The Shenandoah Valley is the Gateway to Adventure, according to writer Renee S. Gordon. Her summer visit found her meandering from Front Royal to Natural Bridge, noting several of the historic sites […]
Smooth Traveler: Rockbridge County, VA
Renee S. Gordon of the Philadelphia Sun hones in on some of our greatest assets in her summer travel article. Consider her thoughts on the Natural Bridge, Cyrus McCormick Farm, and the history that […]
Lexington: Home of Stonewall Jackson before he was Stonewall Jackson
In his explorations, writer Bob Ruegsegger considers the life of Thomas Jonathan Jackson, the war hero and professor history left to be known as "Stonewall."
Carrying Visitors into History
"Nothing draws visitors into the vortex of the historical past quite like a ride in a horse-drawn carriage," wrote Bob Ruegsegger for The Civil War Courier. His summertime visit included one of our […]
Close Encounters of the Best Kind
Looking for an intimate affair you won't soon forget? Bob Ruegsegger of The Virginian-Pilot found one: the Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia.
Fresh Eyes on "Lexington Historic District"
Karen Dawkins of Family Travels on a Budget recently visited Lexington and the Rockbridge area with her children. Read about their experience and find inspiration about our historic town.
Natural Bridge: VA's Newest State Park
Family Travels on a Budget joins our elation with the unveiling of Natural Bridge as Virginia's 37th state park. Writer Karen Dawkins exclaims, "To put it simply, Natural Bridge is awe-inspiring!" We […]
Coming Home By the Valley
Gold Coast Magazine recently wrote an article entitled "Coming Home By the Valley" in which several Shenandoah Valley cities were highlighted, including Lexington.
Seeking Stonewall in Lexington, VA
Getaways for Grownups writer Renee S. Gordon recently visited Lexington in search of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. It wasn't hard, since Lexington is the location of the only home Jackson ever owned.
Top 10 Small Towns of the Capital Region
Lexington is tapped alongside five other Virginia towns as of the "Top 10 Small Towns of the Capital Region." The Capital Region includes Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
Appalachian Trail by County: Rockbridge
Buena Vista is an Appalachian Trail Community, boosting awareness of the town for hikers and bringing in new tax dollars. Hikers are welcome to use public facilities like the post office and library. […]
Mountain Haunts and Jaunts
Richmond Magazine's Genevelyn Steel recently visited Lexington, enjoying restaurants, taking a ghost tour, and checking out our famous historic wonder.
Three of the Valley's 10 Beautiful Towns are Right Here
Did you know three of the Valley's 10 Beautiful Towns are right under your nose? TheCultureTrip.com included Buena Vista, Lexington, and Natural Bridge among their favorites.
48 Hours in Lexington, Virginia
What can you do in 48 hours in Lexington? Blue Ridge Outdoors has a few suggestions for a getaway.
Natural Bridge is Editor's Pick for The South's Best Roadside Attractions
Southern Living editor picks Natural Bridge as a best roadside attraction in the South.
Seize the Day and Enjoy a Short Leg of the A.T. from Glasgow
The A.T. from Glasgow is a great day hike with both water features and views. At just 7.6 hiking miles and one hour from Roanoke or Lynchburg, it's the perfect weekend destination.
A Slice of Americana, Glasgow Featured as A.T. Community in A.T. Journeys
Glasgow, an Appalachian Trail Community, welcomes hikers with shelter, hot and cold water, electricity, and more of the things the rest of us take for granted.
30 Cool Sites to Visit within 100 Miles of Richmond
Two Rockbridge County attractions made Katherine Calos's recent Richmond Times-Dispatch article of cool sites to discover or revisit.
A Road Trip Like No Other
Writer Reed Hellman traveled Route 39, the Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway, in October 2015. Read his thoughts and recommendations for exploring from Lexington to Summersville, WV.
10 Virginia Small Towns that Deserve Your Attention
Thrillist has recently recognized Lexington as one of Virginia's small towns that you should be paying attention to. See why!
Lexington and Buena Vista – 15 Safest and Most Peaceful Places to Live in Virginia
Lexington and Buena Vista are ranked as "15 Safest And Most Peaceful Places To Live In Virginia."