Virginia

Virginia’s outdoor recreation options range widely from beaches to mountains and everything in between. The Spearhead Trails in Southwest Virginia, for example, welcome ATVs, mountain bikes and hikers to explore hundreds of miles of connecting trails through the mountainous terrain. The trail system currently has five separate trails of varying difficulty for riders of every experience level. The development of the trails has transformed the economy in Southwest Virginia by not only helping the surrounding communities to develop and thrive, but also improving the overall quality of life for the traveler.

Scenic roadways like the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive show off the state’s stunning natural beauty in Virginia’s mountains. Travelers can also immerse themselves in the history of Virginia by visiting any of the hundreds of historic sites across the state that date back to the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown and cover every important period of American history. That includes places like Colonial Williamsburg, Civil War battlefields and the Birthplace of Country Music, located in Bristol on the Virginia/Tennessee line.

As one of the 13 original colonies, travelers can also immerse themselves in the history of Virginia by visiting any of the hundreds of historic sites across the state that dates back to the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown and cover every important period of American history. That includes places like Colonial Williamsburg, Civil War battlefields and the Birthplace of Country Music, located in Bristol on the Virginia/Tennessee line. Learn more about history at the home of Thomas Jefferson on an extended weekend getaway In Albemarle County. >MORE

For the beach vacationer, the Eastern Shore is a perfect spot where travelers can enjoy the secluded beaches of Kiptopeke State Park, oyster and wine pairings at many fine restaurants, the unique shops and beautiful bayside community of Cape Charles and wild ponies roaming the natural landscape at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Visit more than 35 art galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants at Virginia Beach. >MORE

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