10 Best Things To Do In Virginia

Virginia is for lovers. But not in the way you might be thinking. Virginia is for lovers of music, history, wine, family fun, luxury getaways, nature, golf, and a whole lot more! Once you learn about the state, you might fall in love with all the things to do in Virginia, too.

Did you know the state of Virginia is within a day’s drive (or less) for 60% of Americans and much of Southeastern Canada? So if you’re one of the millions of people not comfortable flying right now or looking to avoid costly vacation flights, Virginia might be the destination you’re looking for. 

Combine Thrilling Family-Fun and Historical Experiences in One Place

You can splash at Yorktown Beach, have thrilling adventures at Busch Gardens Amusement Park, cool off on a hot summer day at regional waterpark favorite Water Country USA, and experience 18th Century America’s largest colony. 

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Take a Music Road Trip

While Nashville is the capital of country music, Virginia is the birthplace of country music. So make a playlist of your favorite hits and hit The Crooked Road, the state’s Heritage Music Trail. 

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Explore a Smithsonian Museum Without Traveling to D.C.

Located right next to the runways at Virginia’s Dulles Airport is a museum so massive in scale that it often takes people’s breath away. The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center consists of two airplane hangers with hundreds of aircraft, space crafts, and over 60,000 artifacts, including pieces from the Apollo 11 mission. 

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Step into the Scenes of Your Favorite TV Shows and Movie

The state’s varied landscapes and historical sites not only make for enjoyable vacations but as the backdrop for beloved series and movies. So if you’re a fan of “Homeland,” “Mercy Street,” or “The Walking Dead,” you can follow the footsteps of your favorite stars by visiting the places where they filmed episodes.

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Be Loud & Proud

Norfolk, on Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay, has a vibrant LGBT scene. You can take a Queer Walking Tour of Norfolk, celebrate at Hampton Roads Pride Fest, or enjoy local favorites like N.J.’s Tavern or the WAVE. 

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