Virginia is for Lovers


LOVEwork in Chincoteague Island

LOVEwork at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Center

LOVEwork at Lynchburg College

LOVEwork in Abingdon

LOVEworks Around Virginia

We’re sharing the love in Virginia with more than 140 public "LOVE" artworks across the state. The LOVEworks represent our communities and provide fun photo ops at Welcome Centers and special events throughout the year.

Share what you love, as you follow our LOVEwork Trip Ideas through Virginia’s small towns and cities from the Chesapeake Bay to the Blue Ridge Mountains - and beyond!

Follow a LOVE Trip Itinerary

  • Julie and Charles McCool
    Julie and Charles McCool

    Julie and Charles McCool are avid travelers, long time Virginia residents, and co-owners of two popular travel blogs. On Fun in Fairfax Va, the McCools share destinations, activities, events, and travel in and from the Virginia and Washington DC region. On McCool Travel, they share cool, fun, and happy travel strategies and destinations around the globe. Readers can count on the McCools to discover hidden gems and fun things to do wherever they travel.

    On July 9-12, Charles and Julie are setting out on a 3-day LOVEwork road trip along Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Follow them that week and virtually tag along as they explore all there is to LOVE from Cape Charles to Chincoteague Island.

    Visit Virginia's Eastern Shore

    Julie McCool Social Media accounts: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram
    Charles McCool Social Media accounts: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

  • Alli and Bobby Talley
    Alli and Bobby Talley

    Alli and Bobby Talley, AKA The Traveling Newlyweds, are travel and lifestyle writers living in Southern California with their Bernedoodle, Sally. Their aim is to inspire couples to explore the beautiful world that we live in, even if that means starting in your own backyard! From road tripping around North America (with Sally in tow), to exploring exotic locations around the globe, they strive to share how traveling is healthy for your relationship and attainable for anyone! Follow along on their adventures via @Traveling_Newlyweds or on their website!

    The Traveling Newlyweds and their pup, Sally, will show some LOVE for the Shenandoah Valley from June 21-23. Follow along to see what they loved most about Waynesboro, Staunton, Luray, and Shenandoah National Park.

    Visit the Shenandoah Valley

    Alli and Bobby Talley Social Media Accounts: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

  • The Traveling Nelsons
    Those Crazy Nelsons

    Those Crazy Nelsons inspire busy families to travel. They can be found around Nashville, TN, chatting about the benefits of family travel and encourage families to avoid waiting for retirement before living an engaged life. In 2014, they traded their mortgage for memories, selling their home and reducing their belongings to one carry-on each. With one child in college and the other two being homeschooled, they hit the road for a year, moving every 30 days to a new location. Now, they write travel stories for families, highlighting destinations for their audience and inspiring families to reconnect one road trip at a time. You can find their travel articles at ThoseCrazyNelsons.

    The Nelson Family will be road-tripping in Southwest Virginia from June 21-25. Follow along as they explore the beautiful scenery, outdoor recreation, and incredible music in Scott, Dickenson, and Tazewell counties.

    Visit the Heart of Appalachia

    Social Media Accounts: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

  • Matt Long
    Matt Long

    An experiential luxury traveler at heart, Matt Long shares his adventures with thousands of readers every day through his award winning site As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Based in Washington, DC, Matt has been to more than 95 countries and all 7 continents. Matt is also the host of the weekly Explore the World Travel Podcast. Be sure to follow his adventures at

    Matt will be taking his LOVE-filled road trip from the Atlantic coastline in Virginia Beach to Richmond, Virginia’s capital city on July 23-26. Tag along online to see the fun of sun and surf, kayaking, parks, murals, museums, craft beer and so much more.

    Visit Richmond to Virginia Beach

    Social Media Accounts: Instagram | Twitter | iTunes

More LOVE Trip Ideas

Find the LOVE in the Regions of Virginia

Check out our list below of places where you can add more LOVE to your vacation. Be sure to share your pictures on Facebook at or by tagging @VisitVirginia on Instagram and Twitter and using the hashtag #LOVEVA

Check out our LOVEworks Google map for directions and to find the closest LOVEwork to you right now. 

Southwest Virginia - Blue Ridge Highlands LOVEworks

Central Virginia LOVEworks

Chesapeake Bay LOVEworks

Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore Loveworks

Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads LOVEworks

Southern Virginia LOVEworks

Northern Virginia LOVEworks

Southwest Virginia - Heart of Appalachia LOVEworks

Virginia Mountains LOVEworks

Shenandoah Valley LOVEworks

LOVE Hits the Road

Come see the Virginia is for Lovers traveling LOVEwork at these upcoming events and destinations.

MAY 2019

May 21-29, 2019
Dr. Ralph Stanley’s 49th Annual Hills of Home Festival

May 24-26, 2019
Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival

May 24- 26, 2019
Annual Chantilly Farm Blue Grass and BBQ Festival

May 27 - June 2, 2019
Patriotic Festival
Virginia Beach

May 30-June 2, 2019
Herndon Festival
Northwest Federal Credit Union;

JUNE 2019

June 1-2, 2019
Reston Pride
Lake Anna Brew House,
Reston, VA

June 1-2, 2019
Prince William Tough Mudder
Haymarket, VA

June 7-8, 2019
Houston Fest
Galax, VA

June 8, 2019
Tinner Hill Music Festival
Falls Church, VA

June 19, 2019
Pride on the Peninsula
Hampton, VA

June 21-22, 2019
Musical Soul Food Fest
Chesapeake, VA

June 21-22, 2019
Williamsburg Live
Williamsburg, VA

June 22, 2019
Hampton PrideFest
Norfolk, VA

June 25-28, 2019 - Pride Month
Governor’s Mansion
Richmond, VA

June 28-29, 2019
Mount Airy Blue Grass Festival
Warsaw, VA

June 29, 2019
Winchester Pride
Winchester, VA

June 30-July 4, 2019
Lansdowne Resort
Leesburg, VA


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