#LOVEVA: See the LOVE in Virginia

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Built in 1857, Humpback Bridge in Covington is Virginia's Oldest Covered Bridget. Don't Ya Love the LOVEwork?

Built in 1857, Humpback Bridge in Covington is Virginia’s Oldest Covered Bridget. Don’t Ya Love the LOVEwork?

Y’all know “Virginia is for lovers,” right? Launched in 1969, “Virginia is for lovers” is one of the most brilliant tourism slogans EVER. The Virginia Tourism Corporation, the state tourism office, knows “love is at heart of every Virginia vacation” and has created a traveling sculpture of  LOVEwork, a 16 feet wide by 7 feet tall artwork of the word “LOVE.” Think of it as an artwork of tangible love.

LOVEwork in Staunton, Va. #LOVEVA

LOVEwork in Staunton, Va. #LOVEVA

The tourism office encourages destinations and other industry stakeholders within Virginia to create their own Virginia LOVEwork. This has resulted in dozens of works of love throughout the commonwealth. Each LOVE artwork is unique making it even more fun seeing them.

LOVEwork in Roanoke, Va. #LOVEVA

LOVEwork in Roanoke, Va. #LOVEVA

During my spring 2014 visit I spied one in Roanoke, Staunton, and another at Humpback Bridge in Covington, Virginia’s oldest covered bridge (pictured at the very top of this post).

When you’re visiting Virginia, keep your eyes open for LOVE. You can find a map of various LOVEworks on the Virginia LOVE webpage.

#LOVEVA - The Depot Grille, Staunton, Va., April 2014

#LOVEVA – The Depot Grille, Staunton, Va., April 2014

Better yet, snap a photo and tag it with #LOVEVA when sharing on your social media channels. You may see it on the Virginia tourism website.

Have you seen Virginia LOVEworks? If so, where is your favorite located?

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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