Five charming small towns in Virginia that are considered a must-visit

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Disclaimer: The following information was gathered from the Planet Ware website and is for 2022. It is for educational purposes.

If you're planning on visiting Virginia or if you're looking for nice places to live, you might want to consider the following small towns.

The Planet Ware website has a list of the best small towns in the state. Here's what some of them are.

1. Abingdon, VA. The population here is roughly 8,000 and offers plenty of things to see and do.

"Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, the town of Abingdon is known for its artsy vibe, historic charm, and its proximity to some of the most spectacular outdoor recreation in the state. Plan your trip and learn why Abingdon was voted one of the Coolest Small Towns in America," their website says.

2. Chincoteague, VA. This beautiful small town/Island resort has a population of close to 3,000. They offer boating, biking, fishing, water parks, museums, libraries, and more!

"In Chincoteague, there are no high rises, board walks, or traffic jams. Chincoteague Island is a serene, yet fun-filled, tourist destination. Chincoteague Island is Virginia's only resort Island. Located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, Chincoteague is within easy reach from all major cities on the mid-Atlantic seaboard," their website says.

3. Wachapreague, VA. This quaint town has a population of under 1,000.

Their website says, "Wachapreague is a historic and charming place to live and visit. Surrounded by farmland, woods, and water, a visit here is the perfect antidote to the harried life."

"With only 230 permanent residents, you will never feel crowded strolling the streets of our lovely Victorian-era town. Long famous for its inshore and offshore sports fishing, the town today is a coastal community base for enjoying some of the last undeveloped and unspoiled wetlands and barrier islands in the mid-Atlantic States," their website goes on to say.

4. Coeburn, VA. This charming town has a population of about 1,500.

"Coeburn is pleasant to visit even if you do not take in the fantastic outdoor recreation that the area has to offer. The downtown is charming and artistic. You will notice pedestrian bridges, brick sidewalks to local restaurants, and antique lamp fixtures along the streets," the Planet Ware website says.

5. Damascus, VA. This town also has a population of under 1,000 people.

"Damascus is a small town with a big claim to fame: Several nationally known trails intersect within our town limits, making Damascus "Trail Town USA". In fact, simply taking a stroll downtown means interacting with our local trail system," their website says.

"The Damascus lifestyle is adventurous and creative, yet relaxed. This is a place where you can be super-active (ultramarathons, anyone?), or where you can slow down to reconnect with nature, rejuvenate, and find your inner peace," their website goes on to say.

Those are five small towns that are considered a must-visit in the state of Virginia.

What do you think about this? Have you been to any of these places? What are your favorite small towns in Virginia? Comment below and let me know!

You can click the following link to go to the Planet Ware website: https://www.planetware.com/virginia/top-rated-small-towns-in-virginia-us-va-140.htm

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