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Must-See Places to Go this Summer
Virginia is one of the proudest, most beautiful southern states in the country. And while it’s nearly impossible to name all the amazing spots visitors and residents should travel to during the summer season, there are a handful of carefully picked hidden gems that are highly rated by those who have been lucky enough to vacation there.
1. Live in luxury at Primland.
Nestled deep inside the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, Primland isn’t just one of the most sought after luxury resorts in that state – it’s rated just as highly across the nation. Guests can choose to fall asleep underneath the stars in extravagant tree-houses, or reside in one of the spacious-yet-charming cottages on the property, which boasts a grand total of 12,000 acres. Regardless of what your definition of having fun is, Primland has it covered. Those who vacation there can enjoy specialty massages, spa services, wellness activities, fitness equipment, golf packages and tons of outdoor events.
2. Taste the sweetness of RdV Vineyards.
The founders of RdV Vineyards worked tirelessly to find the perfect place to cultivate the most delicious wine you’ve ever tasted, just 60 miles west of the bustling Washington, D.C. area in Delaplane, Virginia. The owners at the vineyard cultivated their 30,000 plants by hand, utilizing sustainable viticulture with unmatched results. You can visit the winery, tour the facility, learn more through a personal tour and indulge in a wine tasting – paired with a delectable charcuterie board. It’s smart to call and reserve a spot ahead of time, as RdV Vineyards is a popular getaway during the summer season.
3. Enjoy some family fun at Salamander Resort and Spa.
Known best as the great escape to Virginia’s horse and wine country, Salamander Resort and Spa is an elegant way to stay, play, dine, relax and celebrate in the gorgeous state. Unlike other places of its high status, Salamander is both children and pet friendly, so the entire family can enjoy this unique and special summer vacation spot. Beautiful rooms and killer views await you, but far more can be enjoyed beyond the luxurious accommodations. On-site fine and casual dining restaurants serve up exclusive recipes and freshly cooked meals, and there are exciting resort and local activities for every age and taste. Whether you choose to zip line amid the treetops, embark on a family exploration, ride horseback through the property’s fields, get pampered at the spa or shop Middleburg, Virginia’s main street storefronts – it’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ll have a great time at Salamander.
4. Feel at home at Breaux Vineyards.
Open seven days a week in Purcellville, Virginia, Breaux Vineyards is home to internationally acclaimed wines that pair well with the warm summer heat. Known best for its homey atmosphere, fun visitors and warm hospitality, the vineyard encourages those who stop by to join their exclusive Cellar Club, which allows for discounted wine, food and tasting fees, private events, venue rentals and complimentary services. The picturesque Virginia landscape, unbeatable southern charm and a welcoming staff make Breaux Vineyards a crowd favorite, providing a place for locals and visitors to beat the heat and enjoy wine made from state-of-the-art equipment and proven vineyard practices.
5. Soak in the views at Great Falls Park.
Just off of George Washington Memorial Parkway, Great Falls Park is one of the most popular state parks that Virginia has. Those who visit are able to see the Potomac River up close and personal, including its forceful rapids that form various waterfalls into the narrow Mather George. Although swimming is prohibited, there are plenty of other outdoor attractions to be done at Great Falls Park – including bird watching, boating, rock climbing and picnicking. The 800-acre park also provides guests with a history lesson through the Patowmack Canal.
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When you reside in The Falls at Flint Hill Apartment Homes – one of the many Lerner Properties across the country – you’ll be conveniently situated nearby these amazing Virginia vacation spots. You can lease online, or contact us by calling 703-337-0957 to fin