When Is the Best Time to Visit Natural Bridge, VA?

Are you interested in visiting Natural Bridge, VA? Our town is tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers peace and tranquility. During your trip, explore caverns, hiking trails, national historic landmarks, and one of the newest Virginia state parks! Our area is a great tourist destination for those looking for peace and quiet any time of year. However, each season boasts unique activities and events at the Natural Bridge Hotel. Read on to discover the best time to visit Natural Bridge by looking at what each season has to offer!  

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The Best Time to Visit Natural Bridge, VA, by Season 

Celebrate Winter in Natural Bridge

Winter in Natural Bridge is a great season to visit if you’re looking for seclusion. Our area has the least amount of tourist traffic during this season, so it’s perfect for travelers who want to enjoy some alone time with nature. Activities like outdoor ice skating and winter hiking are popular with folks who like a snow white adventure. You can still visit Natural Bridge State Park during this season, though, as our area usually doesn’t experience much rain or snow during the winter!  

Our area is also a great place to celebrate the holidays! We host annual celebrations like the Gingerbread Festival and New Year’s Eve Gala, which are great for families looking for a quiet Christmas.  

Enjoy Springtime in Natural Bridge

Tourist season begins to ramp up in the spring and temperatures rise and native flora begins to bloom. If you just can’t wait for that annual summer vacation, it’s a great time to road trip to Natural Bridge State ParkOur hotel also offers three exciting events in the spring including our Valentine’s Day Special, Easter Sunrise Service with breakfast and brunch, and Mother’s Day Brunch. Some of the activities and attractions are not quite open, but it is a great time to take a scenic drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway or enjoy a bottle of wine at Great Valley Farm Brewery & Winery

Visit During Summer in Natural Bridge

Like most other tourist destinations, summer is the most popular time of year to visit Natural Bridge, VA. According to Champion Traveler, the weather is best from early May to late September. The summer is a great time to explore the hiking trails near Natural Bridge and the Caverns at Natural Bridge. Take advantage of local attractions such as the Natural Bridge Zoo and Dinosaur Kingdom II that are open and in full swing. 

Hike in the Fall in Natural Bridge 

Fall is like winter in Natural Bridge. This season boasts fewer tourists and amazing sightseeing! Autumn transforms our area into a bed of red, orange, and yellow flora. Simply driving around town and gazing at the beautiful sights is an amazing way to spend your fall trip. Hiking in the cool weather of autumn will never get old, and the weather is just right so that our gorgeous waterfalls do not freeze. 

Natural Bridge Hotel Can Host You Any Time of Year Deluxe Queen Main Hotel 

Stay near all the best seasonal things to do at the Natural Bridge Hotel. Our Natural Bridge, VA, hotel is located within walking distance of popular year-round attractions and hosts a variety of seasonal events for locals and visitors alike! Choose from Main Inn RoomsPremium Second-Floor Balcony RoomsGuest Rooms on Cottage Hill, and Veranda Rooms. All rooms also feature access to convenient amenities! 

No matter what time of year you believe is the best time to visit Natural Bridge, VA, our hotel is ready to host your getaway. Check our availability to start planning your trip!