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Vacation in Virginia 

The Commonwealth of Virginia is one of the original thirteen states of the United States that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. It is primarily considered to be part of the Southern United States but is sometimes included in the Mid-Atlantic States.
 
Regions Virginia : Appomattox Basin, Eastern Shore, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck, Piedmont, Ridge-and-valley Appalachians, Southside Virginia and Tidewater
 
Major Metros an cities in Virginia : Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach / Hampton Roads, Washington and D.C. / Northern, and more.

Capital City Virginia : Richmond.


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Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

Camping in Virginia can be back-to-basics primitive, on well-developed tent sites with electric/water hookups or on RV sites with resort-style amenities, such as cable television!
Whatever you love in a camping trip, Virginia welcomes you, your family, your friends and even your beloved pets to experience fresh air, woodlands, mountain streams, rolling surfs, wildflowers, star-studded skies, campground critters, crackling campfires and glowing marshmallows on a stick.

  Go Camping America   -   National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC)
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals Virginia

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -     

Holiday Homes / Apartments

  Home Base Holidays
Home exchange vacations; enabling house swap holidays since 1985
  Home Exchange
  International Home Exchange
International Vacation Rentals & Home exchange

Hotels in Virginia

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

   -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

  Hotels.com   -    

National Parks / State Parks

  Shenendoa National Park
Shenandoah National Park lies astride a beautiful section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which form the eastern rampart of the Appalachian Mountains between Pennsylvania and Georgia. The Shenandoah River flows through the valley to the west, with Massanutten Mountain, 40 miles long, standing between the river's north and south forks. The rolling Piedmont country lies to the east of the park. Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road that winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, provides vistas of the spectacular landscape to east and west. The park holds more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Trails may follow a ridge crest, or they may lead to high places with panoramic views or to waterfalls in deep canyons. Many animals, including deer, black bears, and wild turkeys, flourish among the rich growth of an oak-hickory forest. In season, bushes and wildflowers bloom along the Drive and trails and fill the open spaces. Apple trees, stone foundations, and cemeteries are reminders of the families who once called this place home. Shenandoah National Park has many stories waiting to be told, and a world of beauty that can renew and bring peace to the spirit.

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

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  Virginia Tourism
  Christmas in Virginia
Born of European tradition and strengthened by early American energy, Virginia has managed to preserve her past as she emerges into the 21st century as a leader in entrepreneurial technology. Like the Commonwealth itself, the Holiday Season here is an exciting mixture of old and new.
  Virginia Wine Country Guide  -  Lodging & Wineries
Although wine has been produced in Virginia for 400 years, it is only in the past decade that Virginia wines have garnered national and international recognition. Spurred by Thomas Jefferson's love of fine wine and his cultivation at Monticello of classic vinifera varieties, a small wine industry arose in the early 19th century, but suffered setbacks during the Civil War and Prohibition. Wine production resumed in the mid -1970s and has soared since as winemakers refine production techniques. Today, over 60 wineries produce a wide variety of quality wines. Virginia now ranks as the 5th largest wine producing state in the U.S...
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Travel Guides Virginia /  Travel Related Books

From the sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean beaches at Virginia Beach to the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains in western Virginia, from big city fun and world-class shopping to meandering drives over country roads, Virginia's attractions will give you a view of the American personality and lifestyle.

Virginia is rich in history and the perfect locale for rest and relaxation. Famous for lush golf courses, hunting and abundant fishing holes, Virginia is a sportsman's paradise. Offering battlefields, museums and restored homes and villages from a different time, Virginia is a history buffs dream come true. Boasting malls, factory outlets, antique shops by the hundreds, and specialty shops innumerable, Virginia is a shopper's delight. Water parks, amusement parks, as well as State & National Parks make Virginia ideal for the kid in all of us. From beach-combers to mountain climbers, Virginia has a little something for everyone.

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Transportation / How do I get to Virginia

Located just south of Washington, DC on the USA's mid-Atlantic coast, Virginia is the perfect choice to experience the real America. Your arrival is easy through Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia, which offers more than 230 weekly arrivals from 30 markets around the world. Or, if you are arriving in Virginia from another U.S. destination, choose from one of 11 commercial airports conveniently located across the state. Major highways and some of the USA's oldest and most scenic byways make a fly-drive holiday to Virginia convenient and enjoyable.

  Dulles International Airport

Virginia Airports : see Airnav

   

 
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  Virginia Tourism

  Commonwealth of Virginia

  City of Richmond   -   State Capital Virginia

  Appomattox Basin / Tri-Cities   -   see Tricities.com
The Tri-Cities of Virginia is an area in the Greater Richmond Region which includes the three independent cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell and portions of the adjoining counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George in south-central Virginia.
  Eastern Shore Virginia
  Middle Peninsula
  Northern Neck
  Piedmont Virginia  -  foot of the hills
  Ridge-and-valley Appalachians
  Southside Virginia
  Tidewater

  Central Virginia
Afton, Amherst, Appomattox, Arrington, Barboursville, Blackstone, Cartersville, Charlottesville, Concord, Crozet, Culpeper, Dyke, Farmville, Forest, Gordonsville, Gum Spring, Keswick, Lawrenceville, Leon, Lovingston, Lynchburg, Madison, Moseley, Nellysford, Richmond, Smith Mountain Lake, South Boston, Stanardsville, Syria, White Hall
  Eastern Virginia
Beaverdam, Cape Charles, Chesapeake, Chincoteague, Colonial Beach, Dahlgren, Davis Wharf, Deltaville, Exmore, Glen Allen, Gloucester, Hampton Roads, Harborton, Louisa, Mathews, Newport News, Norfolk, Oak Grove, Onancock, Painter, Portsmouth, Pungoteague, Saluda, Smithfield, Spotsylvania, Surry, Tappahannock, Urbanna, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown
  Northern Virginia
Northern Virginia is next door to our nation's capital — Washington, D.C. — yet has kept its own character reminiscent of colonial times, rambling plantations, equestrian farms and cobblestoned streets leading to quaint taverns, chic shops and historical treasures.
Destinations : Alexandria, Amissville, Arlington, Berryville, Broad Run, Fairfax, Falls Church, Flint Hill, Fredericksburg, Hillsboro, Hume, Huntly, Leesburg, Linden, Manassas, Marshall, Middleburg, Mount Vernon, Orange, Sperryville, Sumerduck, The Plains, Warrenton, Washington, Waterford
  Shenandoah Valley
West of the Blue Ridge mountains, east of North / Little North Mountain, south of the Potomac River, north of the James River
Alleghany County, Buchanan, Churchville, Covington, Edinburg, Elkton, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Hot Springs, Lexington, Luray, Maurertown, Monterey, Mt. Jackson, New Market, Salem, Staunton, Stephens City, Strasburg, Warm Springs, Waynesboro, Winchester, Woodstock
  Southside
  Southwest Virginia
Abingdon, Bedford, Bent Mountain, Blacksburg, Castlewood, Chatham, Christiansburg, Damascus, Floyd, Honaker, Independence, Moneta, Pounding Mill, Pulaski, Radford, Roanoke, Rocky Mount, Troutdale, Willis

  Fairfax County   -   Fairfax County Visitors Center
In the center of the Washington tourism experience, Fairfax County enjoys immediate proximity to Washington D.C., its night life and national monuments and museums, to its east, and Dulles Airport, the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Virginia Wine Country, and Virginia Horse Country to the west. But Fairfax County also has a unique history all its own.
  Loudon County   -   Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association
"Loudoun County is the Old Dominion in riding breeches," wrote travel writer Sharon Cavlieer. We couldn't have said it better ourselves. With the state's largest and the nation's third largest horse population, Loudoun County's designation as horse country defines its culture and its character. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Virginia Piedmont, Loudoun's horse country offers visitors a stunning landscape to explore.
One of the best ways for visitors to experience horse country is by attending one of our many steeplechase races during the spring and fall. These thrilling events, held at historic locations such as Glenwood Park in Middleburg, Morven Park and Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, and Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, feature colorfully-clad jockeys riding galloping horses through courses of obstacle jumps, hairpin turns, and high-speed home stretches.

  Arlington   -  Stayarlington.com
The official site of the Arlington, Virginia, Convention and Visitors Service - just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., and offering convenient access to the monuments, heritage and cultural arts of the Nation's Capital.
  Bristol   -   Official Birthplace of Country Music   -   see Tricities.com
  D.C. / Northern
  Fredericksburg   -   City of Fredericksburg   -   Fredericksburg Area Tourism
Vacation here and you'll never run out of things to do. History and many other adventures await you. From battlefields and museums to water fun, hiking trails and children's activities.
  Richmond   -   Richmond
  Roanoke   -   Roanoke
Located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, in the middle of the Roanoke Valley between Maryland and Tennessee
  Virginia Beach / Hampton Roads   -   City of Virginia Beach
  Washington
  Williamsburg   -   City of Williamsburg

  Blue Ridge
There's the Blue Ridge north of Roanoke, and there's the Blue Ridge south of Roanoke.
  Chesapeake Bay
After the glaciers melted at the end of the last ice age, the continental shelf and then the river valleys of the Susquehanna and James rivers were flooded by rising sea levels.
About 3,000 years ago, the Chesapeake Bay finally looked like what we see today. Native Americans were in the region for perhaps 10,000 years before that, so humans saw the landscape change dramatically.
Eastern Shore

  Busch Gardens Williamsburg   -   world-class theme park
  News from Virginia   -   TimesDispatch.com [ Richmond ]
  Nascar Races
  Paramount's King Dominion, near Richmond   -   world-class theme park
  Radio   -   WVTF Public Radio
  TV   -   Virginia's Public Television
  University   -   University of Virginia

Cuisine   -   Virginia Recipes

Southern State cuisine

  Virginia Cuisine

  Virginia Apples Recipes   -   extensive recipe collection celebrates the Virginia apple
  Virginia Marine Resources Commission   -   see 'Recreational Fishing / Seafood Recipes'
Oysters, Fish, Clams, Crabs, Scallops, Maninose, Lobster, Terrapin, Shrimp, Sauces, Breads.
  Virginia Seafood   -   see 'Consumers'
Virginia's shellfish, including scallops, clams, blue crab, soft-shell crab and oysters, inspire chefs around the world to create culinary masterpieces. Seafood lovers will seek out popular varieties of fresh fish such as flounder, mackerel, croaker, and striped bass to name a few. Plus, when you feature exotic seafood like monkfish, butterfish, eel or conch, diners are guaranteed a meal they won't forget.
  Colonial Williamsburg   -   Experience the Life; food; Recipes from Colonial Williamsburg
  Fresh Herbs [ Shenandoah Products ]   -   see 'Recipe Search'

History State Virginia

Centrally located on the Eastern Shore, Virginia is the center of US history. America began here, with the first English settlement at Jamestown in the early seventeenth century. Colonial life of the 1700's included a large role for a bustling town called Williamsburg. Virginians fought in the American Revolution. By the time of the Civil War Richmond had become a major city.

History comes alive in Virginia. You can tour premier historic American sites such as Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Mount Vernon, and Jamestown, the New World's first permanent English settlement, founded in 1607. Virginia, home to eight American presidents, was the fateful site in America's battle for independence. Later, more major Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than any other state.

  History of Virginia
Native Americans, Early European exploration [ Roanoke Island ], Virginia Company of London [ Jamestown ], Royal colony, Religion in early Virginia, American Revolution, Early Republic and antebellum periods [ Slavery and freedmen in Antebellum Virginia, Westward expansion, Infrastructure and Industrial Revolution ], Civil War , Reconstruction, Gilded Age, Progressive Era, Interwar, WWII and Modern era [ Cold War and Space Age, Massive resistance and Civil Rights ], Postmodern commonwealth.

  Virginia Historical Society
The Virginia Historical Society was founded in 1831.

  National Park Service  -  Links to the past
Explore America's cultural resources - buildings, landscapes, archeological sites, ethnographic resources, objects and documents, structures and districts.

Music, Art & Culture, Entertainment

  Culture of Virginia

  Chrysler Museum of Art
  Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia  [ Staunton ]
Living history museum that tells the story of the people who migrated from the Old World to America and the life they created in the Shenandoah Valley.
  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 
State-funded museum with the largest collection of Fabergé eggs outside of Russia.

  Library of Virginia   -   located in Richmond

  Virginia Authors and Books


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