The Top 10 Favorite Virginia is for Lovers Articles from 2016

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2016 is coming to an end, so we decided to take a look back at the year to see which articles were most popular with our followers. These ten posts elicited huge responses from Virginians and visitors alike, providing us with even more amazing restaurants, festivals, tea rooms, and much more to try out in 2017. Read on to get a brief glimpse of the year in review for the Virginia is for Lovers blog.

13 Virginia Restaurants That Serve Up Unbeatable Barbecue

Barbecue is a serious subject for many Virginians, and after tallying up the top choices for the 2016 Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge, we had many other suggestions from enthusiastic fans. This article helps you find out where to eat some of the most mouthwatering barbecue in the state.

Save the Dates: Spring Virginia Festivals


Virginia has countless annual festivals, and when the weather is finally warming up, many people look towards the spring events to get outside and enjoy the outdoors after a long winter. From the Daffodil Festival in Gloucester to Richmond’s Dominion Riverrock, this curated list of springtime festivals had many people excited to say goodbye to frigid temperatures and welcome the warmer days in Virginia.

13 of the Best Brunch Spots in Virginia

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If you look forward to sleeping in late on the weekends and then heading to a local eatery for a fantastic brunch experience, check out this article. It was hard to pick just a few favorite brunch spots, and in response to the article, we had several dozen suggestions from fans for even more delicious brunch destinations.

15 Virginia Music Festivals in 2016 that Rock

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Whether you enjoy large outdoor musical celebration with tent camping in the mountains or prefer a mellower jazz event in a city center, these 15 music festivals in 2016 got people grooving throughout Virginia. The good news? Many of these events have already confirmed their presence for the 2017 music scene! Stay tuned to the blog for date and lineup announcements.

Tea is Served: Proper Tea Rooms & Shops in Virginia

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Spend an afternoon having proper tea with friends and family when you have your afternoon tea at one of these leaf-brewing locations around Virginia. These tea rooms serve up a wide variety of teas and finger sandwiches in the most elegant settings, turning a typical beverage into a tradition that you may wish to adopt for many years to come.

25+ Apple Festivals, Orchards, and Cideries to Visit this Fall

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Fall brings to mind some memorable flavors, and apples were definitely the most popular for 2016. This September post highlighted festivals, you-pick orchards, and cideries where visitors could enjoy everything apple for fall.

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