Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, Lexington is a thriving college town rich with history and charm. The city’s bustling downtown is full of unique eateries and artisan shops, while the outer areas offer incredible mountain vistas. Its excellent preservation of relics and sites makes Lexington an attractive destination for history and architecture buffs.
Nature enthusiasts can drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway or hike the Woods Creek trail for stunning foliage and mountain views. Route 39 through Goshen Pass is a scenic cycling route, and the James River is perfect for a float. The historic sites in Lexington also have wow-factor, especially if you take a themed tour such as the horse-drawn carriage tour or haunting tales ghost tour. The tour routes bypass Lee Chapel and the Stonewall Jackson House, which also offers daily showings. There are plenty of factoids to pick up at Miller’s House Museum or Lee Chapel and Museum. You’ll find nuggets of history along the Civil War Trail or Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail as well. The junction of Main and Washington Streets has been the busiest spot in town for 200 years. It’s the heart of downtown Lexington, where red brick sidewalks pave the way for historic buildings, farm-to-table eateries and inviting galleries. Virginia’s number one beer producer is located in Lexington. It’s called Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery and Tap Room, and crafts the lion’s share of beer for Virginia.
Lexington is located in Rockbridge County, which is particularly popular as a vacation destination for its must-see attractions, restaurants and historical sites. It’s a hidden gem for antiques aficionados, who’ll find over a dozen stores scattered across Rockbridge County. Head from Lexington to Buena Vista for antique glassware, Civil War memorabilia and furniture from the 17th century. As of September 24, 2016, a National Historic Landmark—Natural Bridge—became Natural Bridge State Park, and the 37th jewel among the Virginia State Parks collection. The site is old, but the status of the surrounding area as a state park is new. Rockbridge County has some gorgeous trails, and there’s one that stretches from Lexington to Harrisonburg. It’s called Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, and is lined with area breweries.
Lexington’s rental properties are as unique as they come, with a variety of inns, cottages and even farms to choose from. Book a carriage house just ten minutes from the heart of downtown. Stay in an authentic 1813 log cabin with gardens and other on-site attractions. Traditionalists may prefer a room at an inn or at a brand-name hotel, of which there are plenty to choose from. Larger groups may find value booking a retreat center. Travelers looking for something new may find diversity in Lexington’s campgrounds, which includes Lake Robertson Park and the Virginia Horse Center.
The Maury Express serves Lexington by providing a van system through Rockbridge County. It operates six days a week and costs 50 cents for non-students. Students of Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute ride free. A number of transportation companies offer airport service to and from Lexington. Most require advance reservations. There are also taxis available for hire, as well as car rental agencies located in Lexington.
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