Visit Abingdon VA

Visit Abingdon VA

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339 W Main St
Discreet Adult Travel
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Ashley Hembree - Disney Travel Agent
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The Travel Shop
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Hawaiian Islands
Hawaiian Islands
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William King Museum
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Abingdon Cottage
Abingdon Cottage
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Southwest Virginia
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Platinum Marketing & Design LLC
Platinum Marketing & Design LLC
PO Box 234, Husum


Does Abingdon offer a new comers group? We're approaching retirement. We would love to connect and also get referrals for doctors, dentists, physical therapists and hair dressers. I know that realtors are often a good source for such things. Thank you.
Are there any local vacation rental agencies? Looking for a last minute pet friendly rental for Labor Day weekend and I've exhausted AirBNB and VRBO.
Bandit and Penelope love hiking the Va.Creeper Trail.
Hello! I’m unfamiliar with Abingdon but am meeting family for dinner there this week. Would like a recommendation for a restaurant with outdoor dining that would be appropriate for young children. Something more casual. Thanks!!
The Creeper Trail needs to reopen and we need to move on people needs the outdoors!!
This is an award winning short film about a rescue horse right here in SouthWest Virginia: I truly believe Abingdon can become as prominent, if not more prominent, than Atlanta in the film industry! So I'm trying hard to make that happen- there is so much marvelous potential here! -
Today, Miss Saye Yabandeh and Dr. Matthew Hubbard of Abingdon Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy discuss the state of the community during COVID19 and what masks to use and when. Share your questions and concerns with us! Additional questions can be sent to [email protected]
So, we are planning to leave our home state and move more south. We have three places on our short list to relocate to, and Abingdon is one of them. We are artists, my husband builds guitars, we eat 95% organic food, and are conservative patriots. We THINK Abingdon would be a good fit. Can any residents give your best arguments as to why, or why not, your area is a good place to live? Thanks!
The perfect Valentine's present. Laughter.
Event Name: Holistic Crop Management: A Holistic Approach to Soil Health Date: January 9th, 2020, Abingdon, VA Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM Location: Virginia Highlands Community College, 100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA Cost: $30 per person (includes lunch). This one-day workshop will give you an in-depth look at soil health and provide a hands-on opportunity to work with soil monitoring in the field. Participants will learn about how to manage the four ecosystem processes and some simple soil tests you can use to promote soil health and productivity on your farm. A local farmer with experience in holistic management will share the soil management practices that they use to promote soil health and produce high quality, profitable crops. The $30 registration fee includes lunch. Register here : Event Name: Holistic Crop Management: Managing Weeds Holistically Date: January 10th, 2020, Abingdon, VA Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM Location: Virginia Highlands Community College, 100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA Cost: $30 per person (includes lunch). Effectively managing weeds can be the most labor-intensive task for ecological crop and vegetable production. This one-day workshop will cover common weed biology, ecology, and identification. You will also learn preventative as well as mechanical and cultural practices you can implement on your farm to reduce weed pressure, save time, and money. The $30 registration fee includes lunch. Register here :

One of the Coolest Small Towns in America (Budget Travel) and the Best Small Town Food Scene in the Country (USA Today 10Best). Find your way to play!

Incredible mountain scenery, arts & culture, and unmatched small-town hospitality. The Town of Abingdon has been welcoming visitors for over 200 years. Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Highlands of Virginia, Abingdon encompasses historical sites and attractions, cultural events, outdoor recreation and world class art venues. We are home to Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia and one of the longest running professional theatres in the nation. This live theatre produces between 17-19 shows per year on two unique stages. Visitors to Abingdon can find creativity on display in many forms including visual, performing, traditional and theatrical arts. The historic downtown area is a great place to do some retail therapy; you can enjoy a farm-to-table meal at one of our great locally owned restaurants or try a tasting at the Abingdon Winery or Wolf Hills Brewing Company. If you are an outdoor enthusiasts then consider the Virginia Creeper Trail for a lovely bike ride or scenic hike. Take in the arts, culture and history at one of our many museums and galleries throughout the town, all while enjoying our cozy accommodations at one of our hotels, bed and breakfasts and cottages. The Visitors Center is open seven days a week from 9am-5pm. We have everything you need to know about Abingdon, VA. Come see us...And remember… “It’ Always Play Time In Abingdon.”

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The Great American Road Trip: Southwest Virginia Style

Abingdon isn't the only amazing small town in Virginia! Here are our picks: 5 nights, 5 small towns, for the perfect fall road trip through Southwest Virginia. 🚗🍁🚗 We’ve put together a classic road trip through Southwest Virginia: a 5-night trip that takes you along winding mountain roads, discovering the adorable and unique small towns that make up this Southern Appalachian region.

Upstate lake Living - Fal 2020

The magazine is Upstate Lake Living, but this issue is all about the mountains around Abingdon! Click through for a great travel piece on The Virginia Creeper Trail. Living at it's finest on Lakes Jocasee, Keowee and Hartwell

Abingdon's music venues have adapted to 2020 by adding more outdoor spaces. Check out live music every weekend at Abingdon Vineyards and Wolf Hills Brewing! Visit for even more fall events.

Special thanks to Bluemoonistic Images for this great shot!

Looking for a Fall Romantic Getaway? Check Out the Small Southwest…

Cozy sweaters, wood burning fireplaces, and crisp fall leaves... time for a romantic getaway to Abingdon. 🥰🍂 Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, Abingdon is the home of Barter Theatre, Virginia Creeper Trail, & a thriving artistic community.

The Top 10 US Rails-to-Trails Paths

The secret is out - The Virginia Creeper Trail is one of the top rails-to-tails in the country. From The Beltline in Atlanta to New York's Genesee Valley Greenway, these former rail lines across America have been transformed into paved pathways for residents and travelers to explore.

5 Scenic Fall Drives in Southwest Virginia

Leaf season is fast approaching! Our picks for the prettiest fall drives in Southwest Virginia. 🍂🚗🍂 Leaf season is fast approaching, and the Abingdon area has plenty of opportunities to see gorgeous autumn color. Make Abingdon your home base for a perfect fall weekend getaway, then plan a day trip to check out one of these five scenic drives.

Fall color in Abingdon, VA

From scenic drives to hidden gems, reconnect with what you love this fall on a road trip to Abingdon, VA.

The best places to see fall color near Abingdon, Virginia

We woke up this morning to some deliciously chilly temperatures. It's clear...fall is coming! 🍁🥰🍁 If you're considering a fall vacation, check out our list of the best places to see fall color near Abingdon. Some might surprise you! Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, Abingdon is the home of Barter Theatre, Virginia Creeper Trail, & a thriving artistic community.

Gotta Get Away: Beat the quarantine blues with an outdoor adventure

Beat the quarantine blues with a ride on The Virginia Creeper Trail! Travel has changed a lot in the COVID-19 era. After coming to a virtual standstill, people are starting to get out more as phased reopenings occur. Travelers are particularly interested in outdoor adventures where they can soak up natural beauty, get some exercise and social distance with ease. Here...

The Virginia Creeper Trail

We have some great news for Creeper Trail users - some bathrooms are now open! Thank you to the Abingdon Parks & Rec department for your hard work to keep restrooms open and clean.

Good news!
Bathrooms are open at Trestle #1 and Alvarado Station. Bathrooms are single use at this time. Stay safe and enjoy the trail!

What's New in Abingdon, VA

Exciting things are happening in Abingdon! New businesses, expanded outdoor dining, and safe, fun ways to enjoy live entertainment.

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments! Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, Abingdon is the home of Barter Theatre, Virginia Creeper Trail, & a thriving artistic community.

With such a rich history, Abingdon is full of beautiful architecture. The "Hassinger House" was built in 1906 and until recently functioned as the Abingdon Visitor Center. Riders of The Virginia Creeper Trail owe a special thank you to the Hassinger family...their timber and sawmill company in Konnarock, VA is the reason the Virginia Creeper rail line was constructed.

Thank you to Historical Society of Washington County, VA for the archival photo! Visit their archives on Main Street or join the Facebook group for more historic Abingdon photos.

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Outdoor Dining

One of the most common questions we are getting lately is "Where can I go for outdoor dining?" Good news! Abingdon has plenty, from sidewalk cafe tables to romantic pergolas. Abingdon's award-winning food scene offers plenty of options for outdoor dining.

2 Virginia Theatres Find New Sights at Old Sites

Barter Theatre is the subject of a new story in American Theatre magazine. Founded in 1933 during the Great Depression, Barter had a head start on how to innovate during a crisis. The original acting company traded theatre tickets for food, literally bartering for their supper! 🍖= 🎟 "Ham for Hamlet!" Pandemic programming at Barter Theatre and Cadence Theatre Company comprises drive-in performances and short-film commissions, respectively.

Barter Theatre opens its newest offering at the Moonlite Drive-In TOMORROW! Take the family to see Mary Poppins, Jr, and don't forget to grab takeout from your favorite Abingdon restaurant before you go.

We are live at the Abingdon Farmer Market, talking about the Best Small Town Food Scene in the country!

[09/01/20]   Tune in at 4:45 today for a behind the scenes tour of the Abingdon Farmers Market! Rain 🌧 or shine 🌤

The outdoor recreation in our region is truly spectacular, which is why THREE of our local communities are nominated for Top Adventure Town from Blue Ridge Outdoors. We'd love your vote! Choose Damascus (Tiny), Abingdon (Small) and Bristol (Medium).

Vote here🗳

Town of Damascus, Virginia Discover Bristol Washington County Virginia Chamber of Commerce

(Pictured: The Great Channels, The Virginia Creeper Trail, South Holston Lake, climbing at Hidden Valley Lake)

It's Thursday! That means it's time to start planning your weekend. 🙌🙌🙌 We've got plenty of socially distant, outdoor fun for you. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments!

This weekend is the 6th annual The Howling music festival at Wolf Hills Brewing, and the final chance to see Barter Theatre's Beauty and the Beast at the Moonlite Drive-In. Abingdon Vineyards has live music (and kayak rentals!) with Free Fridays: Fiddling Leona & JP LIVE! and Live Music: Seth & Sara Brand. Over in Damascus, check out Ron Short and the Possum Playboys at Damascus Old Mill Inn.

Happy National Dog Day! 🐕🐩🐕‍🦺 This is Tinkerbell. She enjoys the Virginia Creeper Trail, but only if she gets to ride up front. She says walking is overrated. We rate Tinkerbell 11/10, would definitely kiss on the nose. 😘

Post your doggie pics in honor of National Dog Day! Bonus points if they are enjoying Abingdon.

Thanks Charles Logan for the photo!

You don't need an excuse for a road trip. But if you're looking for one, Virginia LOVEworks are the perfect fit. #loveVA

Show Goes On at Barter Theatre's Bold New Space

Did you know Abingdon is one of the only places on the planet you can safely see live theatre?

Regarding founder Robert Porterfield, Barter Theatre director Katy Brown said "We’re proud to be walking in his footsteps by innovating during this time in a really unlikely way. I have a friend who said to me one day, ‘You know what? I think this is going to work, because this is Porterfield-level nuts!’” The COVID-19 pandemic brought theater curtains down nationwide. Some are now offering live performances online. Others simply closed, but in southwestern

10 great places to explore in Appalachia, from a NASA museum in Alabama to rafting in West Virginia

Abingdon is in the national news again - we're included in this list of 10 great places to explore in Appalachia, from USA TODAY.

"A quaint downtown on the National Historic Register is only one reason you’ll want to visit this town near the Tennessee border. There’s also an elegant grand hotel, a professional theater company and the 34-mile Virginia Creeper Rails-to-Trails path."

The Martha Washington, Barter Theatre, The Virginia Creeper Trail From whitewater rafting to folk art, Appalachia offers plenty to keep visitors entertained. Here are 10 spots to try.

The word is getting out: three communities right here in Washington County are nominated for Top Adventure Town. Will you give us your vote?

Town of Damascus, Virginia (Tiny Town)
Visit Abingdon VA (Small Town)
Discover Bristol (Medium Town)

Cycling along Virginia’s Creeper Trail

Thanks ABC 8News - WRIC for a great story on The Virginia Creeper Trail.

(Remember, restrooms and visitor facilities are not open at this time. Please practice "Leave No Trace.") DESTINATION VACATION: Pedal through southwest Virginia’s mountains on Virginia’s Creeper Trail.

Abingdon LOVEworks

We all know that Virginia is for Lovers! Experience the LOVE yourself, by taking a photo with one of Abingdon's LOVEworks. With pop-up LOVE all over town, can you find them all? #loveVA Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, Abingdon is the home of Barter Theatre, Virginia Creeper Trail, & a thriving artistic community.

Thanks Court and Souzz for sharing the story of your trip to SWVA and Barter at the Moonlite Drive-In. This is our kind of adventure! Read more:

What's your perfect summer road trip? 🚗☀️🧳

Barter Theatre opens its newest live show tonight! If you haven't heard about Barter's innovative performances at the historic Moonlite Drive-In, they are not to be missed. Pair a show with patio dining or take-out from one of Abingdon's restaurants for the perfect evening. 🍹🥪

Community quilt project shows living history of Abingdon

Two of Abingdon's most beloved arts organizations, the Arts Depot and Holston Mountain Artisans, are teaming up for a community quilt project. ABINGDON, Va. — Two Abingdon art organizations are piecing together the fabric of the community, one stitch at a time.

The Best Southern Mountain Towns for Retirement

Abingdon is #11 on Southern Living's list of best mountain towns for retirement! When retirement calls, the mountains answer.

WanderLove: Find what you love in Abingdon, VA

Wanderlust is defined as a strong desire to travel, but here in Virginia, we call that feeling WanderLove. 🥰 Find what you love with a vacation to Abingdon. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, Abingdon is the home of Barter Theatre, Virginia Creeper Trail, & a thriving artistic community.

South Holston Lake

Have you explored South Holston Lake? The perfect summer getaway! Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, Abingdon is the home of Barter Theatre, Virginia Creeper Trail, & a thriving artistic community.

WanderLove: A Southwest Virginia Road Trip from Roanoke to Abingdon - Virginia's Travel Blog

Follow your WanderLove from Roanoke to Abingdon with this awesome road trip itinerary. #loveva Follow your WanderLove from Roanoke to Abingdon, with a few detours along the way to turn your average summer vacation into an unforgettable Virginia road trip!

Our Story

It's always playtime in Abingdon! Sometimes the play takes place on the stage at the famous Barter Theatre, where Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal, Ernest Borgnine and other entertainment giants have performed.

Other times, visitors enjoy playing in the great outdoors. Abingdon is surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, which forms a massive wilderness playground complete with rivers, lakes and trails. The Appalachian Trail is nearby and the Virginia Creeper Trail begins with mile marker zero in downtown Abingdon. Bike shops and shuttle services can get you on the trails quickly and easily.

If your idea of play time includes shopping, nightlife or live music, fun is always on tap. Main Street and the historic downtown district are filled with great restaurants and unique shops and galleries. A craft beer brewery and winery are nearby. Don’t miss Heartwood – Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway where you’ll find crafts, gifts, local food and live music.

Lovers of arts and crafts will want to visit William King Museum of Art, the Arts Depot, Holston Mountain Artisans, and numerous downtown galleries and shops.

The Abingdon Visitor Center is currently closed during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are happy to assist you by phone or email, so that we may help you plan your trip for a later date.

Contact us at (276) 676-2282 or [email protected]

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