New Fall Site Pinpoints the Best Getaways in Virginia

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Interactive map, 48-hour getaways and leaf report make fall planning easy and fun.

Fall is a glorious time to visit Virginia as 15 million acres of foliage burst into color. Virginia has launched a new fall travel site that takes an interactive approach to help visitors capture fall beauty at its best. At, visitors can use a geo-targeted activity finder, real-time foliage pictures and 48-hour trip ideas to take the guesswork out of planning fall getaways.

Fall fun abounds in Virginia, with more than 100 fall festivals, 143 wineries, dozens of corn mazes, 30 orchards and more that appeal to travelers of all ages. On, visitors can enter a zip code or city in the Fall Activity Finder and every option from a two to 100-mile radius will pop up on a map. Helpful icons indicating nearby corn mazes, orchards, pumpkin patches, wineries and more pinpoint where and when to visit. Each listing includes nearby lodging and dining options for easy travel planning.

Want to take the guess work out of leaf peeping? Use the site's Leaf Pics from State Parks section to see how colors are progressing before planning a color tour. Better yet, sign up for the Fall Leaf Report from Forrester Tim to receive weekly foliage report emails complete with brilliant imagery and trip ideas.

Visitors looking to sneak away for a few days on a fall escape will love the site's new 48-Hour Guilt-Free Getaways. Destinations across the state have created dozens of two-night, three-day trip suggestions perfect for people looking to savor the best of fall. The 48-Hour Guilt-Free Getaways help travelers create a customized experience, with recommendations for scenic drives, wine travel, festivals, natural beauty and other seasonal favorites.

Travel deals celebrating the 40th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers will make fall getaways more affordable. Visitors can find savings of up to 40 percent off at more than 200 destinations across the state through the site's Virginia's 40 Off Travel Deals program. Resorts, hotels, inns, museums, outfitters and others are offering special deals to save big in honor of 40 years of Virginia is for Lovers.

Virginia's travel deals, trip planning resources and ideas put fall escapes in reach so nothing gets in the way of a relaxing fall getaway. Visit to plan a fall escape or call 1-800VISITVA for a free Virginia is for Lovers travel guide.

Note to media: Click here for the complete Virginia Fall Media Kit, including Far Out Ways to View Fall Foliage, October Virginia Wine Month and 40 Reasons to Visit Virginia this Fall.

Download dozens of fall images for stories at, the official pressroom for Virginia is for Lovers.

2009 marks the 40th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers, one of the most recognizable and enduring tourism slogans in the country. At its core, Virginia is for Lovers represents a love of life and a passion for travel.

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