#LOVEVA: See the LOVE in Virginia

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, opens in a new windowStaunton, 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 opens in a new windowVirginia 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 opens in a new windowVirginia tourism website.

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


Author: Jenn

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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