View Full Version : Vacation ideas in VA/WV/TN/NC???

02-15-2011, 12:26 AM
I have an anniversary coming up in a couple months and we are looking for somehwere nice to go. We like the Tennessee mountains or something similar. There doesn't have to be fishing, just a cabin or B&B type getaway with plenty to do for a week or so. Any suggestions? We are in Virginia Beach but can travel several hours. Preferably under 5 or 6 hours but can go even farther.

02-15-2011, 09:38 PM
Go to the Smokies! I just got back from out 20th anniversary trip! If you go make sure you visit the Ripleys Aquarium in Gatlinburg. It was AWESOME! I also like the wildlife at Cades Cove but it has got a little crowded the last few times I have been. There is also a Bass Pro close by for her to get you something for your anniversary! Lol

02-15-2011, 11:52 PM
Definitely considering the Smokies. We are from Arkansas and stationed here in VA and we always love that part of the drive home.

02-16-2011, 08:17 AM
Here are a couple of suggestions:

Claytor Lake State Park (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/cla.shtml), George Washington National Forest (http://www.bathcountyva.org/recreation/GWNF.htm)

Not quite in the Smokies, but, beautiful country out that way!

02-16-2011, 08:18 AM
What part of Arkansas are you from, my folks are from just north of Searcy in White County.

02-16-2011, 10:09 AM
Check this out. State Park Index (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/index.shtml)

Virginia has the finest state park system in the nation.

prefers shiners
02-16-2011, 10:18 AM
The Biltmore House in Ashville is a must.....a little pricy but worth every penny.....I have been 3 times.....built between 1890 and 1895......tour the winery and do a wine tasting.....this castle has some of T. Edisons first electric lights.....a walk in brine chilled cooler....indoor pool and bowling alley.....simple awesome....

02-16-2011, 09:53 PM
I would suggest the Outer Banks but seeing as how you are in Va Beach that might not be your thing.

The Blue Ridge parkway is nice.

02-17-2011, 12:04 AM
Im from around Russellville in Yell county. Thanks for all the suggestions, I will look into them!

02-17-2011, 03:17 AM
Take a look at the WVA state parks (http://www.wvstateparks.com/).