Best of Virginia 2023

For 12 years, Best of Virginia has been your guide to the finest places to eat, shop, work, and play in the Commonwealth. In January, we asked you, Virginia Living readers, for your “bests” in 104 different categories across the five regions of Virginia—Central, Eastern, Northern, Shenandoah Valley, and the Southwest. 

The more than 460,000 ballots let us know where to find the best our state has to offer: from the finest farmers market in the Southwest to the coolest bookstore in the Eastern region. Inside this issue, you’ll find nearly 1,500 winners across the five regions, as well as the top-quality stories and photography you expect from Virginia Living. Order your copy today, and make sure you’re not missing out on all Virginia has to offer.

Drive-In Theaters

 Drive-In Movies are back in Southwest Virginia. The nostalgia of drive-in movie theaters may be a thing of the past to some, but several spots in Virginia still steward this historical experience for modern audiences. Central Drive-In in Norton is the longest-running drive-in theater in Virginia, opening for 70 consecutive seasons since […]
June 23, 2024

“Ted Joans: Land of the Rhinoceri” at the VMFA

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
June 23, 2024

“Gardens of Glass: The Art of Craig Mitchell Smith” at the MSV

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
June 23, 2024

“Julia Child: A Recipe For Life” at the VMHC

Virginia Museum of History and Culture