History Comes Alive
Before it became a state, Virginia was a British colony. As such, Virginia has a rich history dating back over 400 years. Historic Jamestown offers a well-preserved look at life in pre-revolutionary America, not to be missed by history buffs. And that's just the start. Virginia was also the scene of many Revolutionary and Civil War battles, and historic locations dot the state. Near the Washington D.C. area, one can also find the Arlington Memorial Cemetery, as well as the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria. .
Outdoors and More to Explore
Those interested in the outdoors will find plenty to love about Virginia. The Blue Ridge Mountains offer plenty of hiking trails, as well as the Skyline Drive, a scenic 105-mile stretch of road that runs along the spine of the mountains. There are also the breweries and wineries of the lush, Shenandoah Valley, and Assateague, a famous island populated by wild horses to explore. No wonder Virginia is such a popular travel destination!