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Virginia This Morning’s Top 6 Picks: one-tank trip

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Jul 28, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. — There is so much to see and do in central Virginia! Every Tuesday, members of the Virginia This Morning team are sharing a list of six of their favorite things.

The topic changes, but the goal remains the same — to inspire you to try something new!

Ready to hit the road and get away? This week, our team is sharing their favorite one-tank trips!


1. Jessica Noll, co-host


Jessica loves hopping in the car and ending up in Staunton for the hiking, breweries and great food. Try The Shack, Redbeard Brewing Co. and The Split Banana then rest your head at The Blackburn Inn.


2. Bill Bevins, co-host

Hotel Roanoke

Bill enjoys hitting the road and venturing to Roanoke to stay at the historic hotel. Be sure to check out the George Washington painting a favorite of Bill's!


3. Evanne Armour, associate producer


The nation's horse and hunt capital is Evanne's pick. The beautiful small town is set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Loudoun County. Stay and dine at The Red Fox Inn & Tavern. The beautiful historic landmark was established in 1728.


4. Matt McClain, creative services director

Bear Creek Lake State Park

Matt enjoys a day trip to this gem in Cumberland County. There's hiking, paddle boating, a beach, playground, picnics and nice cabins.


5. Andrias White Murdaugh, guest manager & Friday guest co-host

Virginia Wine Trail

Andrias heads west not just for the amazing wine but also the fine dishes from award-winning restaurants, like Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyards. Andrias says, as you make the trip, just look for the signs marked with grapes and you're bound to find something "beautifully tasty."


6. Stacy Sacra, creative services senior producer

Wallops Island

One of Stacy's favorite things to do is head east to catch a rocket launch. If it's a night launch, Stacy says you can don't have to go far and can often see it from Tappahannock. Stacy says it's worth making the trip and will only cost you gas money.


Check back next Tuesday when the Virginia This Morning team shares another Top 6 Picks list!