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Follow Your Heart to Virginia and Win One of Ten Free Vacations
Grand Prize Winner Will Build a Dream Trip to Virginia
(Richmond, Va.) The Virginia Tourism Corporation today announced the Follow Your Heart to Virginia Sweepstakes – a statewide vacation giveaway featuring nine first-prize trips and one grand prize that allows the winner to build his or her dream vacation. Each prize trip puts love front and center with amusement parks, wineries, museums and special experiences to ensure loved ones feel completely connected on a Virginia vacation. The sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents 21 and older who enter to win at www.Virginia.org/sweeps through August 25, 2011. The Follow Your Heart to Virginia Sweepstakes showcases destinations that draw family vacationers year after year to each of the state's nine distinctive travel regions. Family favorites, natural beauty, iconic history, picturesque wineries, and outdoor adventure are woven into the nine first-prize trips, each good for a six-day, five-night vacation for four. One grand prize winner will create a dream vacation by choosing components of any of the first-place prizes for a vacation. The grand prize trip is good for two to four people and for two to five nights, based on winner's choice. Highlights of the nine first-prize trips are:
Follow Your Heart to the Finer Things in Life – Northern Virginia
Private limo tour to artisanal wineries in Rappahannock County.
Two nights at the historic House on Water Street in Sperryville.
Guided hike through Shenandoah National Park, celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Three nights at the Goodstone Inn and Estate in Middleburg.
Tour the Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg.
Tours and tastings at three wineries in Loudoun County.
Dine at the restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville and Magnolia's at the Mill Restaurant in Purcellville.
Follow Your Heart Along a Crooked Road – Blue Ridge Highlands
Three nights at the Black Fort’s Inn in Abingdon with homemade breakfast each morning.
Behind-the-scenes tour of Heartwood, Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway (opening summer 2011).
Performance at Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia.
Dine at Pop Ellis Soda Shoppe.
Hiking, biking or horseback riding along the Virginia Creeper Trail.
Two nights at Hotel Floyd just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Take in music and fun at the Floyd Country Store.
Wine tasting and tour at Chateaux Morrisette Winery.
Follow Your Heart to High-octane Southern Charm – Southern Virginia
Behind the scenes tour and kart racing session at VIRginia International Raceway.
Take in a Saturday night race at South Boston Motor Speedway, home track of Ward and Jeff Burton.
Three nights at Hampton Inn in Danville.
View more than 100 tanks at Danville’s American Armored Foundation, Inc. Tank Museum.
Hands-on exhibits at the Danville Science Center.
Two nights at Occoneechee State Park.
Boat ride on John H. Kerr Reservoir, Virginia’s largest lake.
Follow Your Heart through Footsteps of History – Central Virginia
Three nights at the Berkley Hotel in historic Shockoe Slip.
Passes to numerous area attractions including Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, American Civil War Center at Tredegar, Maymont and more.
Dine at Capital Ale House
Thrills at Kings Dominion Amusement Park
Tour Appomattox Courthouse where the Civil War came to an end.
Family fun at Amazement Square in Lynchburg.
Ski or board outdoors, year-round at Liberty Mountain Snowflex.
Two nights at the Craddock Terry Hotel in downtown Lynchburg.
Follow Your Heart to a Valley for All Seasons – Shenandoah Valley
Two nights at Massanutten Resort Gold Crown condo.
Passes to Massanutten’s indoor Water Park.
One night at Bryce Resort’s Chestnut Lodge
Passes for Euro-Bungee, wall climb and mountain tubing at Bryce Resort.
Two nights at Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park.
Guided horseback ride through Shenandoah National Park.
Tour Luray Caverns and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.
Follow Your Heart from Ship to Shore – Hampton Roads
Passes to Maritime Museum in Newport News.
Tour and hands-on exhibits at the Virginia Living Museum.
Boat ride on Newport News Park reservoirs.
Three nights at the Point Plaza Suites with breakfast each morning.
Scuba diving lessons by Underwater Adventures in Hampton.
Sail along the river on the American rover Sailing Cruise.
Tour the Virginia Zoo and Nauticus Maritime Museum in Norfolk.
Two nights at Sheraton Norfolk Waterside with breakfast each morning.
Follow Your Heart to Friendly Small Town Shores – Eastern Shore
Day trip to Tangier Island via ferry ride across the Chesapeake Bay.
Lunch at Hilda Crockett’s Chesapeake House followed by Honorary Waterman’s Tour.
One night at Colonial Manor Inn in Onancock.
Kayak Clamming Tour with Southeast Expeditions.
Two nights at the Cape Charles Casual Cottages.
Guided tour of the National Wildlife Refuge in Chincoteague, home of the wild ponies.
Family fun at Refuge Golf and Bumper Boats.
Two nights at the Refuge Inn in Chincoteague.
Follow Your Heart to the Tune of Heritage – Heart of Appalachia
Explore Virginia's "wild west" at the Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park.
Three nights at Natural Tunnel State Park.
Enjoy panoramic views on chair lift to the tunnel floor.
Tour the Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine and Museum.
Two nights at the Holiday Inn Express.
Visit the workshops and galleries of the Round the Mountain artisans.
Take in a live performance at the Carter Family Fold, a major venue of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.
Visit the museum of music legend Ralph Stanley in Clintwood.
Follow Your Heart to Historic Halls and Wild Shores – Chesapeake Bay
Five nights at Westmoreland State Park.
Children’s programs, nature hikes and biking at state park.
Interpretive kayak trip along the Potomac River.
Fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay and tour of Deltaville Maritime Museum.
Visit and tour Stratford Hall, birthplace of Robert E. Lee.
Visit George Washington Birthplace National Monument.
Visit www.Virginia.org and enter to win the Follow Your Heart to Virginia Sweepstakes and discover that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. Or call 1-800-VISITVA to request a free, Virginia is for Lovers travel guide.
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