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Abingdon is known for it's locally owned and operated shops and stores.

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Barter Picks Play List: 5 Places to Relax and Unwind in Abingdon

At Barter Theatre, we want to make it easy for you to take a break, reconnect, and play during your stay! With that in mind, we whipped up a curated playlist that you can follow to immerse yourself in Abingdon’s culture, food, nature, and history.

The Best Restaurants Are Here in Abingdon.

Before or after your show be sure to support local businesses and experience one of Abingdon's fantastic restaurants.

USA Today Best Small Town Food Scene 2022

For the fourth year running, Abingdon has been named the Best Small Town Food Scene in the country by USA Today’s 10Best! With more than 30 independent restaurants, Abingdon has more eateries per capita than New York City!

JJ’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

Not just a restaurant, not just a sports bar. At JJ’s you’ll feel like one of the locals. We use only the freshest ingredients, with an eye on locally grown food, to create comfort food at affordable prices.

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Local, quirky, fun little restaurant with simple good food and friendly professional service. Serving lunch, dinner and carries a full bar.

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At Greeko’s, we offer many fresh, made-from-scratch dishes seasoned with distinct Mediterranean spices. Our tzatziki, Greek dressing, soups, keftedes meatballs, spanokopita, moussaka, pastitsio; all these are made from recipes developed by owner/chef Mustafa, from his own traditional family recipes.

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Anthony’s Desserts

Anthony’s Desserts was founded in 2010 by Pastry Chef Anthony Perkins and provides a diverse selection of freshly made dessert creations, hand-roasted coffees, and ice-creams to Abingdon, VA and the surrounding region.

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The Best Hotels and B&B’s Around!

Need a place to stay while you are here? We partner with several of the best hotels and coziest bed and breakfast's in the surrounding areas.

The Martha Washington Inn & Spa

The Martha is Abingdon’s most famous hotel and a treasured landmark. Pick up a generous glass of “goodnight” port wine each night at the Front Desk thereby guaranteeing “sweet dreams” and on Saturdays, enjoy afternoon tea and cookies, a great favorite to meet and mingle with other guests. The Round-Table Library features over 1000 volumes of American writers and an assortment of favorites, a great place to curl up in front of the fire on any evening.

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Abingdon

Modern hotel in historic Abingdon
We’re off I-81 half a mile from Barter Theatre and Virginia Creeper Trail. The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail and Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace are less than two miles away. Fill up on free breakfast each morning. WiFi is also included in your stay as well as access to our hot tub and 4,300 sq. ft. of meeting space.

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Time to relax

Make your trip more than just exciting, make it relaxing with a visit to a local spa or wellness center

Salt of the Earth

A Sanctuary from Stress – A Healing Touch – A Place to Reconnect Mind, Body, & Spirit.  Offering Salt Therapy, Massage Therapy, Infrared Sauna and Red Light Therapy

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Whitetop Yoga

Whitetop Yoga is deeply rooted in our culture of authenticity and non-judgment. We welcome you to come exactly as you are – our humanity is what truly connects us all. Our yoga classes have something for every body from restorative yoga to power vinyasa.

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Cuttin Up Hair Salon & Spa

Located In beautiful, historic Abingdon Va. Voted Best Salon in Abingdon and by Virginia Living Magazine. We offer a variety of services and products to make you look & feel Beautiful!

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Make Your Moment an Adventure!

South West Virginia has plenty of options for outdoor recreation, museums, historic landmarks and experiences.

Virginia Creeper Trail

The gentle grade and easy access points make the Creeper Trail fun for all members of the family, young and old. Anyone looking to see spectacular scenery and cover a lot of ground with minimal effort, especially families seeking an outdoor activity that everyone can enjoy. With options to make this trail extremely easy or very difficult, anyone can find their perfect activity and have a great time on the Virginia Creeper Trail.

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Abingdon Vineyards

Napa to Appalachia…World-class wines in the Virginia Highlands.  The Gardner Family moved from California to Virginia to build the legacy of Abingdon Vineyards. Come taste the adventure!

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Exhibits are highly interactive and feature a number of video experiences as well as various artifacts relating to the 1927 Bristol Sessions and other aspects of Bristol’s musical legacy.

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Intense Escape

Intense Escape is a real life, action filled game. A thrilling interactive activity for you and your friends to enjoy. With three challenging rooms to choose from, you will be locked in a specially designed room full of codes to crack puzzles to solve and clues to aid you during your quest.

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William King Museum of Art

William King Museum of Art is an ever-changing gallery and gathering space in the vibrant arts and cultural community of Abingdon, VA. Our exhibitions range from contemporary art made right here in our Appalachian region to fine art from all around the world.

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History Alive! Tours

Since 1778, the town of Abingdon has stood as a crossroads to the Wilderness Trail for those brave souls looking to build a new life – willing to work and fight for our freedom.

History Alive Tours are conducted by living history guides who tell the stories from the point of view of those who walked these trails. Come tour historic Abingdon and beautiful southwestern Virginia with Lord Dunmore, the last colonial governor of Virginia, or Rev. Charles Cummings, The Fightin’ Parson, or march the Overmountain Victory Trail with George Thomasson, drummer with militia at the Battle of Kings Mountain, or enjoy the area taverns and taprooms with Rufus Soule, tavern owner.

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Explore Downtown

Discover Abingdon's downtown shopping scene.

Abingdon Olive Oil Company

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The Arts Depot

Considered one of the top five things to do in Abingdon, The Arts Depot features three galleries and seven resident artists, who invite you to visit them in their studios. This historic freight station built in the 1860’s now showcases folk art, watercolor, acrylic, oil, portraiture, jewelry, clay art, tapestry weaving, and more. The Arts Depot also offers classes and workshops.

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Fox Glove Antiques & Etc.

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Goodman Jewelers

We offer appraisals, remounts, repairs, and sales of fine jewelry.  Our speciality is custom jewelry.  We search out the finest sources for your diamonds and colored gemstones to complete your custom jewelry design.

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Holston Mountain Artisans

Established in 1971 in Abingdon, Virginia, Holston Mountain Artisans preserves and promotes the finest traditional and contemporary arts and crafts of our Appalachian region. Our non-profit, member-owned cooperative is comprised of over 80 talented artisans living primarily in Southwest Virginia and Upper East Tennessee.

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A Likely Yarn

Providing a quality fiber arts experience through exceptional customer service, creativity, and honest product value. All kintters, crocheters, weavers, spinners and felters welcome!

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Siegner’s LTD

Siegner’s LTD is a contemporary, classic boutique of women’s clothing, unique jewelry & accessories and gifts.  Original art by Lauren Siegner.  Visit Siegner’s and discover the unique! Need a little help perfecting your style?  Siegner’s offers personalized wardrobe coordinating service -consultation.  Let us help you look your best!

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Wolf Hills Antiques

Exciting new store with beautiful antiques, collectibles and decorator items for your home
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