Virginia was the first of the original 13 colonies, as well as the birthplace of 8 US presidents. Not surprisingly, it wears its long history with pride. With many a cobbled street lined with trees and red-brick buildings, every house here seems to have a story to tell. You’ll also find plenty of county fairs and folk festivals held throughout the year.

    This is all not to say that Virginia is a state that’s entirely locked in the past. Its largest city – Virginia Beach – is a popular summer destination, with modern hotels lining its sandy shore. Further inland, you’ll find an impressive choice of rollercoasters and waterparks to entertain those seeking an alternate to the state’s many historical sites.

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    • 10 Places Where Locals Love to Eat in Arlington

      Arlington might be widely known for its American military history, but there is a diverse selection of local restaurants that are just a few minutes from the nation's capital. Most of the city’s dining is centered on the Clarendon and Ballston neighbourhoods, where you can find excellent food served by locally-owned restaurants. From hip outdoor patio restaurants and date...

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    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Williamsburg

      Williamsburg is a historic city where you'll find all sorts of varied shopping opportunities both within its historic district and on the outskirts of town. Even within Colonial Williamsburg and the 18th-century buildings, you'll find several distinct shops offering high-end items you can enjoy. Of course, upscale brands can be found all over the area along with more...

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    • Virginia Beach Travel Essentials

      Our Virginia Beach Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Virginia, USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Norfolk International Airport (ORF) to my hotel? What currency and type...

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