Our Virginia Travel Guide
The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay dominate the climate and geography of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Due to the state’s picturesque landscape, fall season, colonial restorations, and historical monuments, Virginia is also considered a leading tourist center. Although the state has gone through massive urbanization over the past few decades, much of its land remains under forest cover. Keep reading to learn more about this great state.
First, a little history…
Several indigenous tribes inhabited Virginia before becoming an English colony in the New World. Many Virginians became part of the American Revolution, and in 1781, the British armies surrendered to American and French forces. The state was acknowledged as an independent state in the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
Travel Guides for this State
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Williamsburg is a place tailor-made for all the history buffs out there. Set in the period of the American Revolution, the city still has many structures from the 18th century, as many of them have been restored to their form. As a result, the town offers its visitors an opportunity to experience what life was like for great names like Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. Tourists can also enjoy guided tours of the city led by costumed guides to explore significant city attractions and learn about the city’s history. The city also has beautiful colonial gardens and museums. Christmas is a special time, as the homes are decorated with decorations from the natural surroundings.
With many hotels, tons of activities, a long boardwalk, and glistening golden sand spread all over, Virginia Beach serves as a great getaway spot for visitors. The beach is a famous tourist spot and is often overcrowded. The beach is also renowned for its Ocean Breeze WaterPark, a great place to visit with kids. It offers Caribbean-themed water slides, a wave pool, and a water playground.
At the Ocean Breeze Waterpark, you get a wide range of outdoor and diverse indoor activities. In addition, the climate, sea floor, and fauna of the coast can be explored by visiting the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum. The nearby attractions include Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, New Lighthouse, and Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
Acquired by Sallie Dooley and James in 1886, these 100-acre fields of dairy farms and pastures were turned into a masterpiece. The new occupants hired several landscape designers and horticulturalists to turn the land surrounding the area into beautiful gardens and an arboretum. As a result, the place has a huge variety of plants, including roses and other unusual plants. Its Japanese and Italian garden further enhances the beauty of the site.
Some other notable places and attractions:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
The Battleship Wisconsin and Nauticus
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