As the holiday festivities begin to appear in small towns throughout Virginia, we love flocking to these locations in a sense to "come home" to a familiar place even if it's a place we've never been. One such town is Bedford. You'll enjoy a leisurely afternoon perusing the antique, art, jewelry and gift shops found right on Main Street, also known as Centertown Bedford. History buffs will be delighted to visit Historic Avanel, the focal point of a 200-acre plantation that has played host to visitors including General Robert E. Lee and Edgar Allen Poe. Speaking of history, your food will quickly become history at Liberty Station, home of Harry's famous cheesecakes. Spend the evening at Reba Farm Inn and Saddle Soar Equitainment, a unique inn of casual elegance with great views and resort style amenities including an outdoor Jacuzzi and exercise room.