Mention the state of Virginia and majestic mountain ranges and sweeping valleys often come to mind. These are only some of the stunning sights to see in one of the oldest states in the United States. Virginia has a lot more to offer, and features a truly unique and captivating beauty of its own. Here are some of the must-see places to visit if you are planning a trip to Virginia:
A living history museum and wildly popular tourist destination, Colonial Williamsburg offers visitors the chance to experience life as it was during the Colonial period and the American Revolutionary War. Dedicated actors live in the historic district and depict daily life in the 18th century, living in historically accurate homes, wearing period clothing and demonstrating to visitors skills that were common during the time. You can spend a whole day watching blacksmiths and apothecaries at work, and even taking part in some activities, then at night, book a Colonial Ghost Tour for a truly memorable experience.
This is your chance to explore the more mysterious, captivating side of America’s history. Colonial Ghosts is one of the top-rated Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Tours, and will leave you with stories and information you won’t easily forget.
Every night, licensed and knowledgeable tour guides lead visitors through the historic streets and buildings of Colonial Williamsburg, and tell as many as up to 18 harrowing tales of hauntings and supernatural activity that have taken place in the area. Each one of these stories is based on thorough research and credible eyewitness accounts.
Going on a ghost tour is a great way to gain a deeper appreciation for history while getting a glimpse into the strange and fascinating side of 18th century America.
Shenandoah National Park
A visit to Shenandoah National Park is sure to take your breath away. Situated along the stately Blue Ridge Mountains, visitors can enjoy amazing views and a variety of family-friendly activities such as camping, fishing, hiking and bird watching. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the elusive American black bear.
For an unforgettable experience, be sure to explore the Shenandoah Caverns, a natural wonder that showcases the best of Virginia’s unusual beauty. These subterranean caverns feature extraordinary crystalline and rock formations and will transport you to another world where you can marvel at the wonders of geology.
In contrast to soaring mountains and subterranean caves, Virginia Beach features miles of sand and sea, where the whole family can enjoy a myriad of watersports and activities. The highlight of Virginia Beach is the 3-mile long oceanfront boardwalk where you can find hundreds of restaurants, shops and interesting boutiques, and where concerts and festivals are frequently held.
To learn more about the fascinating creatures of the sea, plan a trip to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, more than 300 different species of animals live. Expect to see giant sea turtles, sharks, rays, seals and otters, and spend the day browsing the Center’s many interesting exhibits.
For more adventurous souls, the Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium features an eco-friendly zip line and thrilling aerial adventure experience.
As you can see, Virginia is more diverse and varied than you may have originally thought. It’s a great place for the entire family to visit, as it offers something for everyone, and has its own unusual, unexpected beauty.