Spring Road Trip to Lexington

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.

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

Night Life Calendar – Yes there is night life in our small town!

See MENU above for a complete guide to downtown Lexington’s dining, lodging and shopping scene. Insider tips on parking.

10 Reasons to 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!

Fine Dining & Casual Elegance

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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!

Art, Music & Performances

Time to kick back and enjoy a cold drink and music at a downtown restaurant or outdoor venue. More info. Downtown entertainment calendar.

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

Retail Therapy

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

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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


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What fun to bike through our charming town and our beautiful countryside! The hills can be challenging, but you can look forward to 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.

Fun & Games

Retro.   That sums it up. Downtown Lexington offers several venues to indulge your game playing spirit.  Aracade games, trivia night, and modern games like Catan or Ticket to Ride. Fun, Games, Adventure.


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

Check out the home page for a complete guide to Downtown Lexington and visit the Lexington – Rockbridge – Buena Vista Visitors Center for great information about the entire region. Check out Spring Adventures.

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