I am looking for a scenic motorcycle ride from Alexandria to somewhere about an hour or so away. I have heard the ride down Rt. 50 is nice but I am not terribly familiar with that part of Virginia once you get past Fairfax. I don't know much about Middleburg but I've heard it is nice.
We are hoping to stay off the interstate and stick to roads such as 50, or other two-lane roads out that way.
Once I get a few ideas for towns I will do some restaurant research, but suggestions are definitely appreciated.
What else is out there aside from a nice lunch that would make the town a good destination for an afternoon motorcycle ride?
Our interests are wine bars (not for this trip), coffee shops, galleries, independent films, local (and vegetarian) food, and antique malls.
We will be in Staunton in a few weeks so we are not looking to go that far for this trip.