Virginia is for lovers, as many locals and Southern-state enthusiasts are fond of saying. But Virginia is really for anyone, lovers included, who like breathtaking rides through the Blue Ridge mountains, fun Virginia vacations on the beach, history, theme parks, outdoor activities, and good old southern hospitality. From Northern Virginia to Suffolk, Norfolk, Richmond and a Virginia Beach vacation, Virginia has something to offer everyone.
Virginia State Capitol
Northern Virginia is next door to our nation's capital in Washington, D.C. and gives the thousands of visitors each year another reason to enjoy Virginia vacations. With the magnificent plantations, old fashioned equestrian farms and cobblestone streets, cities such as Alexandria and Arlington have maintained what make Virginia vacations special and what makes Virginia a national treasure: its history.
For visitors who enjoy sunny days and sandy beaches, Virginia can accommodate visitors with a Virginia Beach vacation along the coast. Enjoy playing in the sweet southern sun on your Virginia Beach vacation and visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center while you’re at it. See live sharks, dolphins and take in an IMAX show after spending a luxurious day basking on the pristine beach.
Tour Virginia via Suffolk when you visit the lover’s state as well. Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemond River. Take The Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour Virginia and find out what role Suffolk played in Virginia Civil War history. Guaranteed you’ll be captivated by the complex role the state of Virginia played in the formation of our country today.
Norfolk, another notable Virginia city is also not to be missed. You’ll want to visit Fort Norfolk, called "one of the best preserved and most original War of 1812 sites in America" by John Quarstern, director of the War Memorial Museum of Virginia. Fort Norfolk is one of the oldest forts in Hampton Roads and is one of the only surviving forts that George Washington commissioned in the year 1794. Fort Norfolk is the site of many special events throughout the year, including military reenactments and historic building tours. Don’t forget your camera, and plan an entire day to take in all the captivating history Fort Norfolk has to offer.
Besides Northern Virginia, Suffolk, Norfolk, and a Virginia Beach vacation, Virginia offers many more exciting places to visit such as Colonial Williamsburg, the world's largest living history museum, where the entire colonial town stays in character 24 hours a day, as well as historic Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement to be established in North America. Kids and parents alike will be fascinated to learn about early colonial history and see reenactments happen in real time.
Take a day, a week or even a year to tour Virginia and take the time to visit all of the many historic landmarks and captivating cities. Tour Virginia as a lover, a friend, or take the entire family -- Virginia vacations are sure to please everyone in the group.