Reasons to Visit Abingdon Virginia


This is a summary of the article “10 Best Things to Do in Abington, VA.”

“Virginia is for lovers” is arguably the most recognized state motto, and charming Abingdon is one of the most cozy and romantic towns in the state.

Abingdon was voted one of the Coolest Small Towns in America by Budget Travel Magazine. I concur – it’s a fun place to spend the weekend!

Abingdon At A Glance

  • Population: 7,963
  • Area: 8.30 sq miles
  • Colleges: Virginia Highlands Community College, Washington County Adult Skill Center
reasons to visit abingdon va

Biking the Creeper Trail. So fun!

Here are the 10 best reasons to visit Abington Virginia:

10 White’s Mill

9 Paint & Sip

8 Abingdon Vineyards

​​7 William King Museum

6 Barter Theatre

5 Southwest Virginia Cultural Center

4 Ghost Tour

3 The Tavern

2 Sinking Spring Cemetery

1 Creeper Trail

Where to Stay

The Martha Washington Inn & Spa, the grande dame of Abingdon hotels, conveniently located smack in the middle of the downtown historic district. This iconic 4-star Abingdon landmark is home to numerous antiques and history as well as numerous ghost stories.

Here are some of my favorite places to eat and drink in Abingdon:

  • Sisters American Grill
  • The Tavern
  • The Peppermill Restaurant
  • Bonfire Smokehouse
  • The Girl and the Raven
  • 128 Pecan

About the Author

Patti MorrowPatti Morrow is a freelance travel writer and founder of the award-winning international blog Luggage and Lipstick and southern travel blog Gone to Carolinas. TripAdvisor called her one of “20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun Than Millennials.”  Patti is the author of the book “Girls Go Solo: Tips for Women Traveling Alone,” and has over 150 bylines in 40 print and online publications, including The Huffington Post, International Living Magazine, Washington Post Sunday Travel, Travel Girl, Travel Play Live Magazine, and Ladies Home Journal. She has traveled six continents looking for fabulous places and adventure activities for her Baby Boomer (and Gen X!) tribe.