10 Reasons – Spring Road Trip to Lexington Virginia

We all feel it – cabin fever as it morphs into spring fever.  Time to hit the road.

But Where?   Where can we have it all, a countryside with amazing scenery and adventure ops.   And a charming friendly town with fine dining, unique inns, quirky activities, and retail therapy.

Downtown Lexington

 Lexington Virginia – A small college town where the norm is for strangers to say hello as they pass each other, where you aren’t rushed, where merchants are friendly and best of all, where you’ll smile and relax immediately upon arrival.

Here are the reasons you should choose Lexington for your spring road trip:

 Town & Country

Enjoy the best – both small town charm and beautiful countryside.  Hassle free.   Sometimes it’s hard to imagine the old fashion relaxing country drive where the scenery is compelling and your anxiety diminishes.   Somehow driving is transformed into relaxation. Check out one favorite country drive. Other scenic drives too!

Spring Things : Garden tour!    The Rockbridge/Natural Bridge Garden tour – April 27 – features homes in the Natural Bridge area which is only 10 miles from downtown Lexington. Details.
Art Events: Art on the Green Saturday May 4th . On First Fridays 5-7 the art galleries have special exhibits and many shops have tastings and treats.

Fine Dining & Casual Elegance

After all of that outdoor adventure and shopping, what’s better than a great meal? Lexington’s food scene isn’t the expected for a small town. With 25 places to eat in downtown, you’ll have plenty of choices in price range and cuisine.  And if you’re staying downtown, you can walk to them all!

Unique Inns

Downtown features unique upscale inns walking distance to fine dining and local shops.  Yet country drives and outdoor adventure are nearby.   Prefer a cabin in the woods or a motel with a pool?  Many are within 15 miles and you can still revel in the charm and fine dining and shopping downtown.   All Lodging in the area and  Lodging in Downtown Lexington

Fun & Games

Retro.   That sums it up. Downtown Lexington offers several venues to indulge your game playing spirit.  Trivia Night, Pacman, and modern classics like Catan or Ticket to Ride.

Lexington even offers Happy Hour Yoga on Friday evenings.

More Info:   Fun – Games – Adventure page.

Outdoor Adventure

Chessie Trail

Walking & Hiking

Enjoy the spring air by walking on a rail trail, strolling next to a creek, or embracing rugged trails.   In town and near town you’ll find easy to moderate trails.   For the ambitious there are many trails within 20 miles, including the Appalachian trail. Nearby walking trails

Spring Things:     Lexington Road and River Relay – May 4th & St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Leap 5K – March 23rd

Cycling

What fun to bike through our charming town and our beautiful countryside!   The hills can be challenging, but you can look forward to a stopping downtown, spending the night and enjoying our restaurants & shops.  Perhaps include a stop at one of the breweries, wineries or cideries on your cycling route.

Water Sports
Spring is the perfect season for kayaking, canoeing and fly fishing. 

Retail Therapy

Shopping local isn’t just more fun, it’s more gratifying.  Experience the unexpected:  delightful boutiques and  fine art & craft.  

Spring thing: Sidewalk Sale April 5-7.

History

All year ‘round, people come to Lexington to take in the history, but learn rarely known history such as Patsy Cline once lived here or an entire museum is devoted to George C. Marshal.  This Footprints of History link is a great way to learn about multiple options. 

Foodie Heaven

Want to pick up wine, cheese or that gourmet food gift for your dog sitter?  Check out this link of endless options: Foodie Heaven.

Additional Information

The Lexington – Rockbridge – Buena Vista Visitors Center has great information about the entire region. Check out these: Spring Experiences and Spring Adventures.