The Old Dominion State
From soaring mountains to scenic Atlantic Coast beaches, the Commonwealth of Virginia is diverse enough to feed every passion. You’ll discover outdoor adventures, historic sites, compelling museums, unique restaurants and a burgeoning wine industry.
Follow a scenic byway and discover Virginia’s treasured collection of quaint towns – including Leesburg, Lexington and Alexandria. Major urban centers like Richmond, Norfolk and Roanoke offer world class museums, award-winning dining, a thriving music scene and local craft breweries.
Virginia puts your senses on vacation with sweeping mountain vistas along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, sips of local Merlot after a winery tour, tastes of Rappahannock Oysters and the sound of waves rolling onshore at Virginia Beach.
Soak up American history in the historic triangle of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Experience 18th-century life in Williamsburg, get a glimpse into America’s origins at the first English colony at Jamestown, and see where the decisive battle of the American Revolution was won at Yorktown. Mount Vernon and Monticello – the inspiring homes of Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson – rank among America’s most cherished historic sites.
Outdoor lovers can bike the Mount Vernon trail, hike the Appalachian Trail, go whitewater rafting on the James River or kayaking on the Chesapeake Bay – options abound.
Virginia was recently named one of the top 10 wine destinations by Wine Enthusiast magazine. More than 20 wine trails wind through the state’s picturesque small towns, scenic mountains and bucolic countryside. During October’s Wine Month, more than 220 Virginia wineries celebrate with tastings, parties, restaurant specials and live music.
Source: Visit USA