Historic towns include Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Richmond and Manassas, where you'll find colonial and antebellum architecture, historical national battlefield parks and lively war re-enactments!
Stretching from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley, to the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay, Virginia is an outdoor-lover's paradise. Whether you enjoy hiking, mountain biking, climbing, swimming, sailing, rafting or horse riding, you'll be spoilt for choice throughout Virginia. Roanoke is the Capital of the Blue Ridge - gateway to this spectacular mountain range.
Outside Williamsburg is Busch Gardens - Virginia's largest theme park. Ride the monorail to the Anheuser-Busch factory - where you can do a tour and a tasting! Cool down at Water Country USA - the mid-Atlantic's largest water park. Alternatively, Paramount's Kings Dominion, near Richmond, is home to 10 roller coasters and there's a huge water park close by as well. Shopping enthusiasts are more than catered for in Virginia. Potomac Mills discount mall has over 300 shops. Roanoke, Williamsburg and Richmond also have outlet malls on the outskirts of town.
Eats & drinks
Virginia specialises in tasty, Southern cooking, while on the eastern shores seafood is fresh and delicious.
You'll need a car to get from city to city.