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New Virginia Green travel options will help travelers be green and save on fall getaways in Virginia.

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New Virginia Green travel options will help travelers be green and save on fall getaways in Virginia.

Virginia’s 15 million acres of foliage have burst into brilliant colors this fall, with green the standout color of the season. New Virginia Green travel options and money-saving travel packages from hotels, resorts and inns will help travelers be green and save some green on fall getaways in Virginia. FallinVirginia.org is the online planning resource for travelers looking to live passionately this fall in Virginia and get the most out of their fall getaways.

Travelers passionate about the environment should check out Virginia Green travel options for fall trips. Virginia Green is a statewide program that certifies hotels, restaurants, attractions and other sites that recycle, conserve water and energy, and take other steps to reduce harmful effects on the environment.

Ecothusiasts can build fall green getaways with the nearly 200 lodging partners, 50 restaurants and 15 attractions that are Virginia Green certified. Be sure to include a visit to a state or national park, birding or wildlife trail and other outdoor adventure sites to experience the best of Virginia’s natural beauty.

What better way to see fall foliage than in a plane? The Mayhurst Inn Fall Foliage Fly Over package in Central Virginia includes two nights’ lodging, gourmet breakfast each morning and a color tour for two in a biplane over the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Sign up 10 days in advance. Package is priced between $790- $840/couple, depending on availability.

Cooper’s Landing Inn in Southern Virginia offers a Fall Foliage Around the Lake package that welcomes guests with homemade pumpkin bread and rum apple cider. Spend two nights exploring beautiful Lake Country and relaxing at this historic inn with claw-foot tubs and pure southern hospitality. Package price is $495/couple and also includes breakfast, a gourmet picnic and a private trail ride.

Virginia’s wineries are full of color for fall — burgundy, rose, and whites shine bright at nearly 140 wineries across the state. Take a new twist on color tours and combine fall foliage with wine travel in Virginia. Wind along one of the state’s many wine trails that showcase stunning scenery, wineries, historic sites and local restaurants. Visitors in October celebrated the 20th anniversary of Virginia Wine Month.  More than 60 wine-related special events and travel packages were designed with wine lovers in mind.

Hues of orange, red and pink take over at harvest festivals, pumpkin patches and corn mazes that dot Virginia’s countryside. Families and friends will eat up the fall festivities at events and tours at the Chesterfield Berry Farm, the Loudoun County Farm Tour, and the State Fair of Virginia, just to name a few.

Get the latest on getaway ideas at FallinVirginia.org, the official fall travel site of Virginia, full of package deals, foliage reports and links to festivals, events and more. Or call 1-800-932-5827 to request a Live Passionately-Virginia is for Lovers travel guide.

Written By

William Tomicki is the editor and publisher of ENTREE Travel Newsletter, www.entreenews.com.

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