North Carolina to Virginia Drive: Best Routes & Stops

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - one of the best stops on the drive from North Carolina and Virginia

Looking for the best way to get from North Carolina to Virginia? Then you’re in the right place! A North Carolina to Virginia drive can give you a lot of options for fun road trips in the region.  The two states are relatively easy to travel between, particularly because of I-95, which is the main … Read more

23 Best Things to Do in Lynchburg, VA

Thomas Jefferson Poplar Forest

Lynchburg, VA is best known as the home of several major universities in Virginia, but the city has much more to offer.  In Lynchburg, you can discover historic homes and landmarks, museums, churches, and centuries-old cemeteries.  And because the city is situated along the James River and on the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge … Read more

17 Best Things to Do in Culpeper, VA

Burgandine House - one of the best things to do in Culpeper VA

Culpeper, VA is a charming historic town located about halfway between Washington, D.C. and Charlottesville in Central Virginia. The town dates all the way back to 1749.  It’s home to a number of great wineries, breweries, distilleries, farms, antique shops, and historic sites, which means you’ll find plenty of things to do in Culpeper for … Read more

Top 13 Best Malls In and Near Richmond, VA

Shopping Mall

When you’re in the mood for a shopping spree or to find that perfect gift, Richmond, VA has a number of great malls to choose from. Richmond area malls include dog-friendly shopping centers like Stony Point Fashion Park, as well as places to find antiques, small boutiques, major retailers like Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, … Read more

12 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Richmond, VA


Richmond, VA is home to some fabulous restaurants, bars, and breweries. It’s also an excellent destination for great a breakfast. Whether you’re in the mood for a decadent brunch, savory or sweet waffles, mouth-watering pancakes, incredible mimosas, Bloody Marys, or delicious biscuits, Richmond has something to satisfy your cravings for the most important meal of … Read more

The 8 Best Rooftop Restaurants in Richmond, VA

Rooftop Restaurant

Richmond is one of America’s oldest cities. It is filled with history and major attractions like Belle Isle, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Virginia State Capitol, and Richmond National Battlefied Park. There are also many excellent restaurants in Richmond, including a fun collection of Richmond rooftop bars and restaurants, where you can find … Read more

The 11 Best Ice Cream Shops in Richmond, VA

Ice Cream

Virginia’s capital city of Richmond is home to many excellent restaurants, including some of my favorite burger restaurants! You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with some great ice cream shops in town. The Richmond ice cream scene has some excellent places where you can find great gelato, frozen yogurt, rolled ice cream, specialty ice … Read more

The 11 Best Pizza Places in Charlottesville, VA


Charlottesville, VA is a great vacation destination in central Virginia. It is most famously home to Monticello, the historic house of founding father Thomas Jefferson. It is also the home of the University of Virginia, which was founded by Jefferson. Charlottesville has a number of excellent restaurants, many of which are conveniently located around the … Read more

The 9 Best Restaurants in Orange, VA


Orange, VA is a town located in Orange County in central Virginia. It is just 4 miles from Montpelier, James Madison’s famous historic home. It is also just 28 miles north of Charlottesville. Despite its small size, Orange is home to many great restaurants, including regional American cuisine, Southern cuisine, farm-to-table fare, Italian cuisine, Mexican … Read more