Virginia's Blue Ridge continues to receive great exposure as a vacation destination for people in the Washington, DC, metro area.

The region is featured in a new story in DC Refined that lists "5 Reasons to Visit Roanoke this Summer."

The piece also includes photos by Chris Militzer, who recently visited the area as part of a media tour hosted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.

The article incorporates many unique local experiences, such as the great selection of craft breweries, delicious Southern comfort food, world-class mountain biking, outstanding art collections, and the convenience of Amtrak service for visitors from the Washington, DC, area.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

"August is officially Virginia Craft Beer Month and Roanoke is a prime spot to experience the Old Dominion’s beer boom. In recent years, more than a dozen microbreweries have made a home in Virginia’s Blue Ridge including downtown Roanoke’s Big Lick Brewing Company, which has a spacious outdoor beer garden flanked by a cool mural by artist James Ballough."

Visit the DC Refined website to see the full article.

The story is the latest in a string of great coverage for Virginia's Blue Ridge in the DC/Northern Virginia media market. The region was also recently featured by The Washington Post, as well as The Washingtonian and Alexandria Living Magazine.

The public relations coverage, in coordination with targeted marketing efforts, will help Virginia's Blue Ridge continue to grow as a vacation destination for visitors from this key market.