Start the day with a walk and picnic on the sprawling grounds of the Virginia State Arboretum. The property has America’s largest boxwood gardens and is known for its beautiful Cedar of Lebanon trees. There is plenty to enjoy during every season.
If you aren’t able to pack a picnic lunch, not to worry. There is a perfect takeout place on the way – the Lone Oak Tavern (a 5 mins drive away) – offers a large range of delectable finger food, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, and even pasta to choose from!
Then setup amidst the arboretum’s large collection of trees – from towering Virginia State Champion trees to a Pinterest-worthy gingko tree grove – eat, drink, and enjoy the day!
If your getaway includes more than two, don’t worry the arboretum has plenty for the kids and is pet friendly. Don’t forget to bundle up!