Looking for a fall getaway before the cold weather arrives? Farmville, Virginia, offers tourist attractions of all kinds just 65 miles west of Richmond. Here’s an itinerary for a trip that helps make the most of your travels to the college town.

Where to Stay

The newly renovated Hotel Weyanoke, which originally opened in 1925, places guests in the heart of the downtown area, the perfect point of origin for exploring the rest of the area. It’s also home to four dining venues including a coffee bar, Italian kitchen and wine bar, pizzeria and fabulous rooftop bar! 434.658.7500, HotelWeyanoke.com

The Log Cabins and Glamping Tepees at Sandy River

Spend a night in a place like no other! The four luxury “glamping” tepees all come with radiant heated floors, air conditioning, full bathroom, kitchenette and outdoor fire pit/grill. The cabins offer one to three bedrooms fully furnished for your family to have all the amenities of a hotel yet the privacy and convenience of being close to downtown and on the grounds of The Outdoor Adventure Park. 434.392.7275, SandyRiverOutdoorAdventures.com

Owned by Hampden-Sydney College,The Manor Cottages on the The Manor Golf Course have five two suite cottages from which to choose each with their own entrances. Reserve the whole cottage or by suite. 434.223.6669, HSC.edu

Where to Play

Visitors looking for both historic landmarks and outdoor adventures will find Farmville to be filled with both.

High Bridge Trail State Park, a site of Civil War battles, was built in 1853 and is the longest recreational bridge in the state. Rent bikes from the local Outdoor Adventure Store and head to the flat trail with majestic views. 434.315.5736, OutdoorAdventureStore.com

At the Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat, you will find the largest zip line and aerial obstacle course in Virginia where you can swing and climb to your heart’s content. The park has more than 60 high-ropes obstacles such as tightropes and swinging bridges and 20 zip line courses. 434.392.7275, SandyRiverOutdoorAdventures.com

Green Front Furniture is a destination in and of itself with 12 buildings of furniture including three renovated 1840s tobacco warehouses. Read more about Green Front on PAGE XXXXXXXXX. 434.392.5943, GreenFront.com

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts hosts visually stunning works by both students, local artists and visiting exhibitions. 434.395.2206, LCVA.Longwood.edu 

Where to Eat:

Guests at Charley’s Waterfront Cafe & Wine Bar select from a menu of sandwiches, seafood, steak and more. Brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. features an omelet and waffle bar. 434.392.1566, CharleysWaterfront.com

Savor Italian cuisine in a sophisticated ambiance at Campagna Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar. Enjoy homemade pastas paired with your favorite red, white or rosé. Enjoy simple Italian cooking made with local ingredients, produce and meats. 434.658.1200, HotelWeyanoke.com

Known for its unique piled-high sandwich creations and lively atmosphere, Macado’s is the go-to place to feed hungry college crowds and locals. Our favorite sandwich is the Brooklyn Bridge with roast beef, turkey breast, ham, Swiss, lettuce, tomato and Macado sauce served hot on French bread. 434.392.8077, Macados.com

Where to Drink:

The Virginia Tasting Cellar brings up to 12 wineries and cideries to one location. The tasting room has select hours Thursdays through Sundays. Enjoy all red wines, white wines or ciders, or mix and match to what you prefer. Following a tasting, enjoy a glass, pint or bottle on the gorgeous riverside patio. 434.392.7255, TheVATastingCellar.com

For coffee lovers, Uptown Coffee Cafe features lattes, frappes, specialty coffees and ice cream in downtown Farmville. Swing by for open mic on Thursday nights and live music every Saturday night. 434.392.5282, UptownCoffeeCafe.com