Virginia's Blue Ridge - COVID-19 & Forward Virginia: Phase One

As it continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Virginia is now in Forward Virginia: Phase One of its response program. We've created a special page with more information about Phase One Guidelines and what it means for local businesses and experiences in Virginia's Blue Ridge. See the Guidelines >

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Virginia's Blue Ridge - Worth the Wait

We hope you take this time to get inspired. To support one another. To remember your favorite things. And picture the good times ahead. Let's focus on the future and dream up adventure. Because some things are worth the wait.

Virginia's Blue Ridge is worth the wait.

While you are waiting for a safer time to continue your travel plans, we will be here to help inform, inspire, and entertain you and the ones you love.


Forward Virginia: Phase One - Effective May 15, 2020

In accordance with the plan set forth by the Governor, the Commonwealth of Virginia is now in Forward Virginia: Phase One. Learn more about Safer at Home: Phase I Guidelines and what it means for Virginia's Blue Ridge. See Guidelines >


While You Wait

As we work to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that everyone continues to stay home, stay safe, and practice social distancing. While you wait, we've created some unique ways that you can continue to experience Virginia's Blue Ridge.

There are a variety of virtual, interactive, and educational opportunities to learn more about the region, and we hope that it helps make waiting for your next vacation a little easier. 

Many local museums & attractions in Virginia's Blue Ridge are providing the opportunity to enjoy activities and exhibits in a virtual format.


Experience Virginia's Blue Ridge with your special someone by planning a virtual date night and pair an activity with great local takeout options!


Share the beauty of Virginia's Blue Ridge during your next virtual meeting or video chat by downloading a scenic image that makes for a great Virtual Background!


If you're going outside in Virginia's Blue Ridge, here are some lesser-known spots to practice social distancing.


Learn about Virginia's Blue Ridge in a fun, educational way with our special VBR Coloring Sheets.


It's not the same as seeing it in person, but these scenic images of Virginia's Blue Ridge will provide an idea of what awaits when the time is right to travel again.


Get a look at the experiences you can look forward to in Virginia's Blue Ridge and find some inspiration by checking out the videos on our YouTube channel.


Join the fun from home by tuning into virtual events being streamed in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge!


Put your knowledge of Virginia's Blue Ridge to the test by checking out our collection of VBR Trivia Questions.


Find out how you can continue to enjoy entertainment from Virginia's Blue Ridge with local options for live music, movies, TV shows, Spotify playlists, and more.


While we wait for the right time to start making new memories in Virginia's Blue Ridge, let's look back and remember some of the special moments people have already experienced.


Learn more about Virginia's Blue Ridge and get inspiration to help you plan your next trip by requesting a free copy of our Visitor's Guide.


Support Local

Many local businesses and organizations are doing amazing work to continue to serve the community in Virginia's Blue Ridge. Local food & beverage businesses are adjusting to offer takeout & delivery service, companies are providing supplies to those in need, and local fundraisers have been created to assist those who've been affected.

Here are some ways you can show your support for our local businesses in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Find out which local food & beverage businesses in Virginia's Blue Ridge are offering some type of takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery service and show them some love by placing an order.


Find out how local markets are offering new ways for customers to continue to support our local farmers and vendors in Virginia's Blue Ridge.


Enjoy a virtual shopping spree in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge and support local retail businesses and stores that are offering online shopping service.


Complete the VBR Support Local Bingo card and take advantage of some fun ways you can show your support for local businesses in Virginia's Blue Ridge.


There are numerous ways to support individuals, families, and organizations in need in Virginia's Blue Ridge by taking part in different campaigns and fundraisers that have been created.


Many of our local craft beverage businesses are doing their part to help you get through quarantine by offering curbside pickup and delivery service.


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