Whether you’re going on a first date or you’ve been married for years, every relationship can use a little spicing up now and then. And while dinner and a movie is nice, Virginia has many, many more options to kindle – or rekindle – a spark. There are so many reasons to visit or live in Virginia. The best part is that many of them won’t cost you a thing. Here are 15 unique date ideas in Virginia to help you put some romance in the air and get you and that special someone just a little closer…

Where are your favorite date spots? Better yet, we would love to hear about the most romantic date you’ve been on with a special someone – past or present! For something different, explore some of the state’s fun corn mazes. Please let us know in the comments below!

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Virginia Is A State Of Sheer Natural Beauty, Charm, and Deliciousness

The State of Virginia is an absolutely lovely place well worth visiting, and there are many things you'll want to add to your bucket list, and then check them off when you go!

What are the most beautiful places in Virginia?

Virginia has so much gorgeous nature to explore. The Great Dismal Swamp is one such place. Don't let the name fool you, this is a place of mysterious beauty full of cypress and tupelo gum trees and it looks utterly magical. Great Falls Park is like a prehistoric wonderland, with various waterfalls all over the place. It's a place where you can have intense climbing and kayaking or simply stroll along a lovely trail. Either way, the views will blow your mind! Fairy Stone State Park has unique, cross-shaped stones that visitors like to collect and the entire place is lush, green, and resplendent.

What small towns in Virginia are truly worth a visit?

Virginia is home to many bucolic and charming small towns that are worth a day trip to explore. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains lies Rocky Mount which is an excellent location to visit in the fall when the mountain becomes a palette of gold and rust colors, as if the mountain was a sunset. It's the seat of Franklin County and held it's first court in 1786. It's a small town with a big history. If you want to explore one of the smallest towns, Wachapeague has a population of less than 300 and is right on the coast. It's a seafood haven and a splendid sight with forests and farmland all around. While it's tiny, it's known as the "Little City by the Sea".

Where can I get the best oysters in Virginia?

Speaking of seafood, oysters are a big deal in Virginia and residents love their oysters! Some of them are hidden gems, like Denson's Grocery in Colonial Beach. Wait, a grocery store? Yes! It is a local favorite for quality oysters, served raw or roasted with parmesan and garlic. They also have a seafood menu that changes daily, depending on the catch. That's how you know it's fresh! Public Fish & Oyster in Charlottesville has oysters from all over the nation and it's a hotspot for the locals. You can add clams, mussels, and much more to your plate and have a seafood smorgasbord!