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Virginia has wine trails and beer trails, but did you know there is now a donut trail? If your sweet tooth is calling, pack a bag and prepare to taste some mighty fine gourmet doughnuts. We can even recommend places for you to stay while taking your trip!
Starting in Fredericksburg, visit Paul's Bakery.
Local patrons describe it as not only "festive" but the shop's reputation is absolutely delicious. You can stay at the beautiful Lavender Heights Bed and Breakfast, and enjoy the cinnamon twists or blueberry glazed donuts at Paul's Bakery. Both come highly recommended.
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In Richmond, there's the Sugar Shack. This sinful little piece of sugar heaven has almost limitless options to thrill your tastebuds. From peanut butter chocolate chip, girl scout cookies, and funfetti, these fun treats are as pleasing to look at as they are to eat!
Make plans to stay at the historic Linden Row to round out a sweet Richmond stay!
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At Emily's Donuts & Cafe in Williamsburg, you can get hand roasted coffee to go with your homemade doughnut! And if you've ever wondered what a maple bacon doughnut tastes like, you've come to the right place.
If you also want to tour the whole historic Williamsburg area, stay at the Cedars of Williamsburg. You won't be disappointed!
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On the other side of the state, starting in Charlottesville, you'll find the food truck Carpe Donut.
Described as "irresistible," these heavenly treats are made with organic ingredients, NO hydrogenated oils, local eggs, and other locally sourced ingredients. Not only do they make doughnuts to die for, try pairing it with their homemade ice cream!
We have several recommendations for lodging, so take your pick: The Inn at Court Square, 200 South Street Inn, and the Dinsmore House Inn.
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Pure Eats in Lexington VA, has not only gourmet doughnuts, but you can also get burgers, craft beer, and coffee! Make your Lexington stay super comfy at the Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast.
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Seaside, in Newport News, you'll find Sunrise Donuts, the 2015 winner of the Coastal Virginia Best Of Reader awards. Their donuts are delicious but Sunrise Donuts also has something a little different, donut sandwiches. Try the donut with fresh strawberries and buttercream!
So many choices! Have fun with your Virginia donut travels.