If you enjoy visiting destinations where you can experience a significant amount of Americana, you'll probably love the state of Virginia that is referred to as the Mother of Presidents so much that you'll want to decline to return to your home after spending a few days as a tourist.…
Virgina has also been nicknamed "Old Dominion" because of its roots in the founding of the country. Eight U.S. presidents were born in the Commonwealth of Virginia. History buffs will have a succession of field days as they explore Virgina's museums that contain artifacts, documents, and other mementos of the days of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Civil War memorabilia is also well represented in Virginia museums.
Attractions in Virginia include outdoor activities made possible by Shenandoah National Park as well as the slightly over 30 state parks and numerous state forests. The Chesapeake Bay provides excellent opportunities for tidewater gathering and offshore fishing. If you are a seafood aficionado, it's recommended you discover local seafood spots on the VA shore because the region features unique culinary traditions that most diners find sublime.
Things to do in Virginia include attending the area's numerous local festivals and going on road trips through the many scenic highways and back country roads. You can get a good map of Virginia at many various visitors' centers or by contacting us here at Expedia. One of the best Virginia activities for visitors as well as area residents is the Virginia State Fair, which is held annually in September. If you are a bluegrass or roots music lover, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is a must see. This event occurs every year in the community of Winchester. Another top event is the The Old Time Fiddlers' Convention, which has been taking place every year in the town of Galax since 1935.
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