Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, Virginia
Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation
You'll have no shortage of excitement--or Mountain Dew--on your weekend getaway to Marion. This quaint town in the highlands, the birthplace of the bubbly green soft drink, is just the spot to enjoy a weekend of relaxation and recreation. Take a stroll downtown and stop by Main Street Gifts and Eatery, where you can admire works by regional artists and purchase gourmet food and wine. Visit the elegantly renovated Lincoln Theatre, a Virginia historic landmark, to catch a memorable performance. Enjoy a marvelous dinner at the Black Rooster, located inside the acclaimed General Francis Marion Hotel in the heart of Marion. The adorable boutique hotel boasts luxurious amenities and a 1920s ambience, complete with period furnishings and the comforts of its recent modern renovations. If you're feeling adventurous in the morning, be sure to visit Hungry Mother State Park, where you can hike the trails, catch some fish and enjoy the view.