noun | /ˈwändərˌləv/
a strong desire to travel in Virginia.
It’s odd when someplace nearby feels far away. For four months, we’ve found comfort at home, stepping out of our neighborhoods only for errands or exercise. But now we’re moving ahead, beckoning you back into our communities with open arms. This experience has changed us, but it has affirmed our path forward. From kid-friendly day trips to vineyard getaways, our next few blog posts will share how we’re welcoming you back and embracing the WanderLove spirit.
Al Fresco for the Win
Virginia is currently in Phase Three of reopening. This allows for foot traffic in retail and restaurants, with hotels and campgrounds open. The Inns at Montpelier (a consortium of Inns in Orange, Culpeper, and Madison), Round Hill Inn, the Comfort Inn, and the Campground at Lake Anna are taking summer bookings. Orange County restaurants and small towns await your return, offering al fresco experiences along with indoor seating options well-timed for summer fun. Whether you seek a wine flight on the patio or Sunday brunch picnic-style, we’ll showcase life’s simple pleasures. For more ideas on how to spend your day in the wine culture and hidden gems of Orange County Virginia, click here.
PC: Horton Vineyards
Slowing it Down
A renewed interest in “slow travel”—enjoyed on two or four wheels or on foot—makes Orange County the perfect June destination. If you’re driving, AAA’s travel tool provides real-time planning updates. Once your car’s packed with people and the perfect soundtrack, head to Orange County’s trails, lakes, and golf courses, with opening hours detailed on our website. For scenic routes and day trip ideas via all modes of transit, click here.
PC: Fauquier Times
James Madison’s observed that “the earth is silently and bountifully making its contribution to our comfort and enjoyment.” From the babble of the Rapidan River to our clear skies at night, Orange County celebrates nature’s bounty. While our first steps into travel might feel strange, adventures with loved ones will steady us in no time. Take in the majesty of some incredible LOVEworks pieces along the way. Find out how Orange County uses nature to nurture by clicking here.
PC: Capturing Joy Photography at Liberty Mills Farm