The stars shine brighter in Halifax County, VA

Speed up slow down

South Boston, Va

You’ve come to Halifax to have a good time and get away from it all. We get it. Here are a few ways to get your heart racing and then slow it down to a nice relaxed pace. The best vacation thrills and chills you. So, get ready to massage out those knots, throw back some craft whiskeys, summon your inner thrill-seeker, and dine at one of Virginia’s best restaurants. It’s all here in Halifax.

2 Days

Medium Activity

Day 1


Rejuvenate your spirit at the European style spa at the Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center. Slow you is the perfect complement to the amenities available for guests and locals offering massages, body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures, and packages for a fully relaxing experience.


For a great pub atmosphere, head to Darby’s Tavern on the Berry Hill Resort. Darby’s has been around for more than 200 years, but the classic American pub fare with a Southern twist is up-to-date. The tin tables and antique floors create the chummy atmosphere inside. If it’s a temperate day, take your pint and possibly the best burger in South Boston to the outdoor courtyard.


Head back to town and use River Road, a scenic bypass, to reach Springfield Distillery. Spend the rest of your afternoon at this rustic distillery, named after the historic home on the property. Take a tour and sample a flight of Springfield’s Scratch Whiskeys. Visitors can order cocktails made with Scratch Whiskey in the tasting room, a rustic cabin featuring a bar, indoor seating, board games and Springfield merchandise. A wrap around porch provides shaded outdoor seating where guests can sip drinks on rocking chairs. Lawn games are also available for kids (or the young at heart) to play on the lawn.
Toots Creek Antiques


Get lost roaming the eclectic rooms at Toot’s Creek Antique Mall. Take your time as you wander through two floors containing 50 vendors who specialize in antiques, collectibles, and gift items. Tins, tools, vintage books, wingback chairs, what will you walk away with?
berry hill mansion rest


It’s hard to get more romantic than dinner at the Mansion Restaurant on the Berryhill Resort. The lush dining room was formerly the master suite on the original home’s main floor. Now it’s a sophisticated dining room where visitors settle in for Berry Hill’s signature culinary experience. Seasonal, inventive entrees and are complemented by a superb wine list and delicious array of homemade desserts. Candlelight, cozy tables and impeccable service make this the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day.

Day 2

go kart 2


Get behind the wheel of your own race car, AKA a Go-Kart. You’ve got the need for speed and these karts are powered by ungoverned Honda GX 270cc motors capable of exceeding speeds of 50 mph–the fastest speeds you’ll find for go-karts anywhere. So gear up for a lap or 10 around this state of the art, 5/8th-mile Go-Kart track.
Windmill Bag Lunch


The Windmill Farm Bake Shop is a family-owned Mennonite bakery and deli. They are famous for their breakfast muffins, sweet breads and doughnuts. Pop in for lunch with homemade soups and deli sandwiches. Chances are you’ll hear some local music and may find a piece by a local artisan you want to take home.
hunting creek, wine, fireside, winter update


Next, drive along country roads to the north eastern corner of the county and visit Hunting Creek Vineyards for a tour and tasting. Believing in the phrase “from ground to glass,” the McPhersons monitor each step of the winemaking process, from growing the grapes on five acres of vineyards to aging them in their wine cellar. Enjoy views of the surrounding countryside while touring the vineyard and sampling wines. Be sure to pick up a bottle (or three) of your favorite as a souvenir from your vacation to Halifax County.


Go to historic downtown Halifax and have dinner at the award-winning Molasses Grill. Listed as one of the 30 Places to Eat in Virginia Before You Die, this restaurant serves Southern Inspired cuisine. Molasses Grill offers a fine-dining experience in a somewhat relaxed atmosphere, the walls adorned with long, flowing curtains and artwork by owner and chef Steve Schopen. The menu features a few staples, in addition to an ever-changing seasonal menu that uses fresh, local ingredients when available. Providing an unmatched atmosphere, menu, and service, this restaurant is a must-stop for tourists. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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