How to Plan the Best Weekend Getaway From Washington, D.C., to Natural Bridge

With hectic work schedules and long, busy days, it can be difficult to find time to connect with the one you love. So, why not escape the city and plan weekend getaway from Washington, D.C., to Natural BridgeLeave your fast-past lifestyle behind and enjoy peaceful morning hikes, afternoon wine tastings, and romantic dinners with your better half. There are so many things to do in Natural Bridge, VA, and you’ll find them all in our Blue Ridge Vacation Guide. Get your free copy today and use it to craft your next couple’s vacation! 

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Your Weekend Getaway From Washington, D.C., to Natural Bridge 

Getting Here 

The drive from DC to Natural Bridge takes about 3 hours via I-66 W and I-81 S. Be sure to bring some snacks, water, and a great playlist for the road. Then, say goodbye to gridlocked streets lined with buildings and wave hello to beautiful trails lined with trees. When you arrive in Natural Bridge, you’ll feel like you can breathe again! 

Local Tip: For a truly memorable road trip, plan your route to include Skyline Drive. This scenic drive runs the length of Shenandoah National Park and features incredible views of mountains, wetlands, and wildlife. You can even stop at one of the overlooks to stretch your legs and snap some photos. 

Things to Do 

One of the best ways to reignite the romance with the person you love is to experience things that are different from your usual routineWe recommend starting off your trip with a refreshing hike through Natural Bridge State Park. The park offers miles of trails, a 30-foot waterfall, and a stunning bridge made from rock. It’s something you won’t see in DC! 

Next, head to Great Valley Farm Winery and Brewery for drinks with a view. This is a popular place for couples to unwind, offering locally crafted beer and wine, live music, food trucks, and more. You can stay for dinner or return to Natural Bridge Hotel for a decadent meal in our Colonial Dining Room or Red Fox Tavern. 

After dinner, grab your sweetheart by the hand for a cozy outdoor bonfire. Our Night by the Fire Package includes fresh s’mores and homemade hot chocolate. Virginia’s beautiful night air and twinkling stars will make you feel like you are worlds away from the city. 

Stay at Natural Bridge Hotel 

View of Main Inn Room.Of course, no weekend getaway from Washington, D.C., to Natural Bridge is complete without a great place to stay. We invite you to book a room at our beautiful hotel and take advantage of our Romance Package. It’s perfect for couples and includes overnight accommodations, wine and cheese upon arrival, and a $75 credit towards dinner at the Colonial Dining Room or Red Fox Tavern. Plus, you’ll be treated to a delicious breakfast for two before you head back to DC. 

Check our availability and book your stay today. We look forward to hosting you in Natural Bridge!