Colonial Beach, nestled on the Potomac River, has a long history as vacation hotspot. The town and the beach of the same name was a popular shoreline destination long before the first highways were ever built. People used to arrive by boat from Washington, D.C. Today’s visitors typically come by car to experience one of […]
Many travelers have heard the phrase “Virginia is for lovers” and wondered what it meant. The best way to find out is to plan a trip for yourself and discover all the things to love about this state. From taking a drive along the scenic byways to discovering local Virginia wine, renting a beach house to teaching your kids about American history, entertainment in Virginia is extremely diverse. Vacations can be spent on the golf course, hiking through national parks, or party all night with the famous Virginia Beach nightlife.
A lot of activity is packed into the state of Virginia. Outdoor enthusiasts will want to set out on part of the 540 miles of the Appalachian Trail that runs through the state. If you’d rather put your feet up and enjoy the views, get in the car for a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Kids will learn a lot about history at the historic site of Jamestown, and can be rewarded with a trip to local theme parks or water parks. In the summer, it will be hard to tear yourself away from the Eastern Shore beaches to enjoy any of these other Virginia activities.
The beaches in Virginia are for more than just relaxing. Water sports are very popular along this coastline, including scuba, snorkeling, and kayaking. Outdoor enthusiasts will find other tempting options in Virginia including skiing, snowboarding, cycling, and fishing. An adult trip could be spent exploring local wineries and breweries while family vacations might be spent learning about the Revolutionary War or visiting zoos and theme parks. From the beaches to the shopping and dining, Virginia will leave a significant impression on all visitors.
Yorktown Beach is a part of the Historic Triangle Region. Best known for Colonial Williamsburg and the Yorktown Victory Park, the region offers a full slate of scenic places to explore, too. The York River meanders through the center of the Triangle, providing a backdrop for all types of outdoor adventure. When the weather is […]
Sandbridge Beach is just fifteen minutes away from the Virginia Beach resort area—and a world away. This 4.5-mile beach area is located in the south part of Virginia Beach, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Back Bay to the west. The geography is very similar to the North Carolina Outer Banks […]
Lake Anna Beach is a highlight of a state park also called Lake Anna. For many years, this scenic land an hour north of Richmond was best known for its gold. Long after the mine closed, it began to offer new treasures—beautiful outdoor settings primed for outdoor adventure. Whether you’re looking to while away an […]
Chesapeake Beach meanders for two miles along the Virginia Beach shoreline from the Lynnhaven Inlet to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. A popular shoreline getaway for generations, this beach is still called Chick’s Beach by many of the locals. Today, the beach continues as an excellent place to spend some time in the sun and […]
Buckroe Beach borders the scenic Chesapeake Bay in Hampton, Virginia. Like the others along the Chesapeake Bay, Buckroe offers an abundance of clean water and wide sandy beaches. Whether you’re planning to cool off on a sunny day or going for a stroll on a mild winter’s day, you’ll find nothing but amazing views here. […]
Assateague Island National Seashore preserves a barrier island along of the border of Virginia and Maryland. While many Eastern Seaboard islands have been turned over to developers, Assateague has managed to remain a pristine mix of sand dunes and ocean waves. If you’re looking for a place to relax and escape from the crowds and […]