How to Experience Summer in Virginia’s Blue Ridge: A Guide

If you’re asking yourself, “Where should I go in Virginia in the summer?” The typical answer might be the beach. This year, however, we suggest bringing your family to the mountainsThere’s nothing quite like summer in Virginia’s Blue Ridgewhere you can hit the trails for a scenic hike followed by a relaxing bonfire under the stars. Plus, summer is the most popular time of year to visit, so you’ll want to start making your plans now!  

Access our free Blue Ridge Vacation Guide for a complete list of things to do and see in our area. Then, book your stay Natural Bridge Hotel during your favorite season! 

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Everything You Need to Know About Summer in Virginia’s Blue Ridge 

Climate & Scenery 

The Blue Ridge area in June, July, and August experiences temperatures averaging in the mid-80s during the day and the low 60s at night. This means you’ll have warm, sunny afternoons that ease into cool evenings. Enjoy epic sunrises, beautiful sunsets, and views of the lush mountains and valleys during your stay. While you’re out exploring, keep your eyes peeled for blooming wildflowers like mountain laurels, buttercups, wild geranium, and white rhododendron.  

Things to Do  

Summer days in Virginia are long and warm, which makes it a great time to explore the hiking trails near Natural Bridge and the Caverns at Natural Bridge. You can also take advantage of our Family Fun Outdoor Package. This package includes overnight accommodations, tickets to the Natural Bridge State Park and the Caverns, breakfast for four, and a snack basket with cookies and hot cocoa. It’s the perfect addition to your summer getaway!  

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Local Events 

In addition to outdoor recreation, Virginia’s Blue Ridge offers plenty of seasonal events that are fun for the whole family. You can kick off the summer by celebrating Memorial Day Weekend or the 4th of July in Natural Bridge. Or, if you prefer fewer crowds, check out one of these local events happening nearby: 

Where to Stay 

Main Inn RoomOf course, your family’s summer vacation isn’t complete without a great place to unwind. Make your reservations at the Natural Bridge Hotel for easy access to the best of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Our hotel is within walking distance of hiking trails, the caverns, local events, and more. Plus, we host our own seasonal events for guests and locals! 

Choose from our Main Inn RoomsPremium Second-Floor Balcony RoomsGuest Rooms on Cottage Hilland Veranda Rooms for your summer stay. Don’t forget to add our Family Fun Outdoor Package to your reservation!  

No matter what time of year you visit, our hotel is ready to host your getaway.
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