It’s here! The Halifax County Department of Tourism is excited to introduce its latest acquisition—a tour bus. The 12-seat handicap accessible bus will be used to transport visitors to the rural parts of the county to access agri-and eco-tourism entities. This is a proactive approach to increasing the economic impact of tourism in Halifax County. Tours will include farms, history, outdoor water recreation, vineyards, state parks, festivals, performances, and conferences. Pre-planned and designated tours will originate from the Visitor Center.
In 2014, Halifax County was selected as one of 23 communities in the state to participate in Virginia Tourism Corporation's DRIVE Tourism program. The purpose of the program was for each community to create three goals to enhance local tourism. The DRIVE Tourism group, comprised of 27 local tourism stakeholders, created its two-year goal to address the challenge of transporting visitors to rural locations.