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Virginia's Western Highlands Region Showcased in 2024 Virginia Travel Guide

The picturesque landscapes and vibrant communities of Virginia's Western Highlands, which include the Alleghany Highlands, Bath County, Craig County and Highland County, are set to shine as a featured highlight in the highly anticipated 2024 Virginia Travel Guide. Known for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and array of outdoor recreational opportunities, the Virginia’s Western Highlands region promises visitors an unforgettable experience.

The 2024 Virginia Travel Guide, published annually by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, serves as a comprehensive resource for travelers seeking to explore the diverse offerings of the Commonwealth. This year, the guide will spotlight Virginia’s Western Highlands in the Virginia Mountains Region section, inviting readers to embark on a journey through its rolling mountains, lush forests, and charming towns.

Nestled in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, the Virginia’s Western Highlands region boasts an abundance of outdoor activities for adventurers of all interests and skill levels. From hiking along the scenic trails of George Washington and Jefferson National Forests to casting a line in the region's pristine rivers and streams, there's no shortage of ways to connect with nature.

In addition to its bustling outdoor recreation scene, the region is also home to a thriving cultural scene, with vibrant arts communities and a rich history waiting to be discovered. Visitors can explore quaint downtown districts filled with local shops, galleries, and eateries, or delve into the region's heritage at museums and historic sites.

"We are thrilled that Virginia's Western Highlands has been prominently showcased in the 2024 Virginia Travel Guide," said Diane Givens, Board Chair of Virginia‚Äôs Western Highlands. "This part of the state is so unique in its offerings and has something for everyone, whether that involves outdoor recreation, arts & culture, or community events & festivals. We invite travelers to experience the beauty and unique offerings of Virginia‚Äôs Western Highlands in 2024 and beyond!‚ÄĚ

Some highlights of the region include Falling Spring Falls & Humpback Bridge in the Alleghany Highlands, The Warm Springs Pools and the Omni Homestead Resort in Bath County, Fenwick Mines and Paint Bank in Craig County and the annual Highland County Maple Festival and performances at the Highland Center in Highland County.

The 2024 Virginia Travel Guide will be available both in print and online, providing travelers with comprehensive information on accommodations, attractions, dining options, and more. 275,000 copies of the guide are printed annually with a readership of nearly 700,000, and a digital reach on Virginia.org of over 12 million. Whether planning a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, the guide will serve as the perfect companion for exploring all that Virginia’s Western Highlands and Virginia as a whole have to offer.

For more information about Virginia's Western Highlands, visit vawesternhighlands.com.

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