Why Fall in Virginia Is One of the Most Beautiful Times of Year

Fall in Virginia is arguably the best time to visit the state, and when it comes to fall foliage, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia may be the best place to experience the annual beauty. From when the colors peak to all the best fall activities, we’ve created the ultimate guide to visiting the Natural Bridge area during the fall season.

There are countless other things to do in our slice of Virginia heaven! Our FREE Natural Bridge Vacation Guide contains everything you’ll want to know about the area from nearby golf courses to the best places to shop!


Everything You Need to Know About Fall in Virginia

Fall Foliage

Autumn colors hit their peak around mid-October in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. However, visiting anytime in October will give you plenty of yellow, orange, and red trees to marvel at. Colors peak earlier in the higher elevations and later in the lower elevations.

Fall ActivitiesCouple hiking during fall

Fall is such a romantic time in Natural Bridge! The orange hues of the fall foliage create a stunning backdrop for any couple’s getaway, while the cooling weather is perfect for cuddling up by a fire after a day of exploring the vibrant mountains together. Whatever your skill level, hiking trails in Natural Bridge always provide a rewarding experience whether it be a panoramic view or breathtaking waterfalls. You can easily make your hike more romantic with a picnic! Our Picnic at Natural Bridge Package comes with everything from a backpack cooler so you can effortlessly take the packed meal with you and two tickets to the Natural Bridge State Park and the Caverns at Natural Bridge.

Once you spend some time reconnecting with nature, it’s time to reconnect with your partner! Enjoy a glass of wine at a local vineyard or winery or a pint at a nearby brewery. Then, have dinner at one of Natural Bridge’s tasty restaurants. If you’re staying for a few days, make the short drive to Roanoke, VA for some more romantic things to do like catching a show at Mill Mountain Theatre or visiting the Roanoke City Market.

If you are looking for something completely unique to do, spend some time at Virginia Safari Park! The drive-thru-style zoo allows you to get up close with and even feed free-roaming animals like camels, elk, and ostriches. The park also features a traditional walk-thru zoo where you can observe tigers, penguins, kangaroos, and more! The park typically closes for the season in November so be sure to check their schedule before visiting.

See the Beauty from Natural Bridge HotelNatural Bridge in the Fall

Choose Natural Bridge for your fall in Virginia. Book our Natural Bridge Romance Package to ensure your partner feels as special as possible. It includes overnight accommodations, wine and cheese upon arrival, a $75 credit towards dinner in the Colonial Dining Room or Red Fox Tavern, and breakfast for two. Plus, many couples have anniversaries in the fall, so why not splurge a little?

Browse our accommodations and start planning your romantic fall getaway to Natural Bridge!