Virginia’s Blue Ridge is featured in a new story by one of the most prominent publications in the world - The Washington Post.

The story titled “Roanoke, Va., is fit for whatever kind of vacation you have in mind” showcases the variety of experiences Virginia’s Blue Ridge offers visitors as a metro mountain destination.

The article was written by Angela Haupt, who was assisted by the Visit Virginia’s Public Relations Department in providing content and editorial images for the piece.

Readers will receive a sampling of the many ways they can spend a Blue Ridge Day in the region, such as taking a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, shopping at Black Dog Salvage, partaking in local cuisine with a Roanoke Food Tour, seeing the latest exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art, or enjoying a guided outdoor activity with Roanoke Mountain Adventures.

The following is an excerpt from the story lede:

You know those towns that boast about having something for everyone? And usually it’s a gimmick because, come on. But Roanoke, nestled in southwestern Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, actually delivers. There’s the outdoorsy side with more than 600 miles of trails, and a sophisticated downtown flush with museums, history and good food.

Click here to see the full article on The Washington Post website.

This piece presents Virginia’s Blue Ridge as a premier vacation destination on one of the most visited websites in the world. In February 2018, The Washington Post website received 83.6 million unique visitors and over 728 million pageviews.

The following are examples of other recent media coverage for the region: