The Best Places to Visit in Virginia, USA
The Best Places to Visit in Virginia, USA
Come to Virginia and treat yourself to some fascinating history and wonderful views!Virginia is also rare among the 50 U.S. states for its colonial history and for the variety of attractions including monuments, museums, parks and much more. Choosing the 10 best attractions is not so much a matter of opinion. The attendance at each of these destinations speak to their great popularity.
#3.Monticello and Charlottesville
#4.Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive
#5.Arlington National Cemetery
#6.Jamestown and Yorktown
#8.Chincoteague and Assateague Islands
#9.Natural Bridge of Virginia
#10.Manassas National Battlefield Park
TOP 10 Best Island in the United States
TOP 10 Best Island in the United States:
Chincoteague Island (Virginia)
Hilton Head (South Carolina)
Island of Hawaii
Key West (Florida)
Mackinac Island (Michigan)
Marco Island (Florida)
Mount Desert Island Maine
Amelia Island Florida
Chincoteague & Assateague Islands - Virginia
Today as we head to the upcoming Truck Camper Rally, we stopped at the Eastern Shore of Virginia for 3 days to see both Chincoteague & Assateague islands!
These are the outermost islands on the coast of Virginia, and proved to be an excellent place to visit! We stayed at a very nice campground, Maddox Family Campground, which was an easy scooter ride onto Assateague Island. On this island, there is much to see including beautiful beaches, a lighthouse, and wild ponies wandering around all over!
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Celebrate 50 Years of Love on Chincoteague Island
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the “Virginia Is For Lovers” brand and Virginia Tourism Corporation is celebrating with a “50 Years of Love” campaign focused on special experiences across the state through local activations like events, programs and special offerings – that will last 50 days.
Chincoteague will be celebrating this great milestone with events, activities and promotions that will take place from June 21 to August 10...so come celebrate with us on Virginia’s only resort island! Chincoteague is the perfect getaway that is close to home, yet miles away from ordinary.
In addition to all the great celebrations hosted by the chamber and our business community below, there is plenty to do during your visit. Explore the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on miles of hiking and biking trails, kayak its pristine waters to see amazing wildlife; including the world famous Chincoteague Ponies or take in the breathtaking views from atop the Assateague Lighthouse.
Relax with your toes in the sand or hit the water and surf the Atlantic Ocean waves at Assateague Island National Seashore. Feel the wind in your hair on a boat cruise or sailing adventure. Cast a rod and catch the ‘Big One’ on an inland or off-shore fishing charter. Discover our rich history by visiting our museums or taking an island history tour or ecotour. Partake in delectable seafood and local fare from one of our many charming restaurants or eateries.
Find that perfect treasure by shopping our eclectic shops and art galleries. Experience this and so much more on a little island seven miles long and a mile and a half wide. Are itineraries your style? We have them too!
Come celebrate 50 Years of Love with us! Visit chincoteaguechamber.com to learn more!
Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Virginia
Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Virginia - Virginia is for Lovers is the state's tourism slogan. Mountain lovers, animal lovers, history lovers, wine lovers – you name it, you'll find something to love in Virginia. To help you decide where you should plan a trip, U.S. News weighed factors like attractions, accessibility, accommodations and the input of everyday travelers to select the Best Places to Visit in Virginia.
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10 Stunning Island Vacations You Can Take Without A Passport
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One of the best parts of being a citizen of the United States is its incredible natural diversity. No matter what kind of island vacation you’re in the mood for. Here are some of the best island destinations that the United States has to offer.
America’s most famous island getaway. When you’re not on the beach, you can hike to active volcanoes, hit the island’s nightlife, or take advantage of the myriad amenities.
2. Mt. Desert Island
The splendid, rocky coasts are perfect for a few moments of quiet reflection after a rousing hike along a well-beaten path. And later, just head to the nearest restaurant for a can’t-miss take on Maine’s succulent lobster.
3. Sanibel and Captiva
Not many beyond the locals know about Sanibel and Captiva, two of Florida’s most beautiful and under-the-radar destinations. Its pervasive Caribbean feel will make you take in a gorgeous sunset.
4. Santa Catalina Island
It is a little slice of the European beach scene right here in the States. It is the perfect capper on a Los Angeles vacation, it’s a great way to decompress once you’ve seen the sights in the City of Angels.
5. Mackinac Island
Quaint little churches and harbors dotted with beautiful sailboats are just some of the charming diversions this little island has to offer visitors. Remember, cars aren’t allowed on Mackinac Island.
6. Amelia Island
It’s a face of Florida that you’ve never seen before. The historic little towns will keep you captivated while the scenery of Amelia Island State Park is sure to inspire you like few other places on the planet.
7. Martha’s Vineyard
The beautiful island is home to a variety of natural wonders, like sand dunes and wide beaches. You can also find dozens of sailboats along the iconic Martha’s Vineyard harbor.
Kauai is perfect for travelers who want to divide their time between the beaches and gorgeous rainforests filled with exotic animals of every stripe. The extremely inviting island is a great counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of Maui.
9. San Juan Island
Washington state’s San Juan Island is a veritable hodge podge of artists, craftsmen, and those people who are simply searching for a respite from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life.
10. Chincoteague Island
It's home to some of the last remaining wild horses in North America. Mustangs are just the beginning of the wildlife diversity offered by this small island off the coast of Virginia.
Which one of these would you like to visit?
TOP 10. Most Beautiful Small Towns in Virginia
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TOP 10. Most Beautiful Small Towns in Virginia: Middleburg, Abingdon, Smithfield, Chincoteague, Staunton, Lexington, Monterey, Onancock, Farmville, Warrenton
Ah the Beach, Tent Camping on Assateague Island
I left the RV behind and headed east in my Mom's car. I wanted to explore Maryland's Eastern Shore and go to some places I had never been. Although this is my home state I'm only familiar with the middle parts - Baltimore, Montgomery , Washington and Frederick Counties.
Maryland is a small state. There are parts that you can drive through it in 1/2 hour, but lengthwise is another story. And there are lots of nooks and crannies when you enter Maryland's more watery parts.
So two days and 300 miles later....I arrived at Assateague Island State Park. There are actually 3 different Assateagues. The famous one with Misty's ancestors is on the same Island...but in VA and you have to drive to VA to get to it.
Even though it's on the same island.
On the Maryland side of the island there is a state as well as a national park. The state park campground closed Oct 30 and will re-open April 25th.
I hope you enjoy the sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean. I know I did...and I will be back.
Here's the link to Techomadics video about the ponies while they were camping :
Which U.S. state has about the same population figures as Austria? Find out in the latest addition to our state video series: Judy Friedberg from the Management Section presents her home state. #50states #VA
Hi, I'm Judy Friedberg and I am happy to tell you about my home state of Virginia.
Officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia, this mid-Atlantic state is
bordered by Washington, DC, Maryland, West Virginia and North Carolina. And,
to the East, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean border Virginia's Eastern
Shore, another peninsula of Virginia land.
More than eight million people live in Virginia. Our state flower is actually a
flowering tree -- the dogwood. Our state bird is the cardinal.
Much of our state's natural beauty is protected by National Parks. My favorite is
Great Falls Park which highlights a rushing section of the Potomac River, which
flows to the Bay from the mountains in the west. Those mountains are also known
as The Blue Ridge Mountains, due to the coloring of the trees and shadows,
particularly in the early morning and early evening light.
Much of this area is included in Shenandoah National Park. Within the park is a
portion of the beautiful Appalachian Trail -- a rigorous hiking trail which extends
from Georgia to Maine. In the autumn, the leaves are at their most colorful.
Skyline Drive runs through the park. This is a fantastic way to see the beauty of the
mountains and the Shenandoah Valley from the comfort of your car.
The Shenandoah Valley is known for dairy farms and wineries. Virginia's farming
history also includes tobacco and cotton.
Virginia's nicknames refer to its rich history. The Old Dominion refers to its status
as one of the original 13 colonies. Virginia's other nickname is The Mother of
Presidents. Eight U.S. presidents were born here - more than any other state.
Some of their homes are open to the public as historic sites.
Mount Vernon, home of our first President, George Washington, sits high on a bluff
overlooking the Potomac River, not far from Washington, DC.
Monticello, home of our third President and drafter of our Declaration of
Independence, Thomas Jefferson, is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The
University of Virginia, which Jefferson founded, is nearby.
But, back to some much earlier history...Native people, including the Powhatan,
Algonquin, and Iroquois, were already living in the area long before the English
settlers came. Some say the name Virginia was the settlers' way of honoring Queen
Elizabeth the First of England, who was also known as The Virgin Queen.
You may have heard of the story of Pocahontas? She was a native of the area and a
friend to the English settlers of the colony's first capitol, Jamestown, in 1616.
Williamsburg served as the capitol of the Colony of Virginia from the early 1700s
and was the center of political activity leading to the American Revolution.
Both Jamestown and Williamsburg have active historic centers where you can learn
more about colonial life.
Richmond became the state capital in 1780 and remains so today. In 1861, after ten
states seceded from the United States, Richmond became the capital of the shortlived
Confederate States of America.
After the Civil War ended, and these states re-entered the Union, Richmond
developed into a railroad crossroads for the region. These strong railroads helped
develop trade routes between the middle of the country and the Atlantic Ocean and
led to the founding of Newport News Shipbuilding which continues to produce
battleships and aircraft carriers. Nearby Hampton Roads is the largest naval base on
the east coast.
Virginia is also home to the world's largest office building, The Pentagon,
headquarters of the Defense Department.
Other Virginia coastal attractions are historic lighthouses including Cape Henry,
Fort Monroe and Assateague. Assateague is also the home of the Chincoteague wild
ponies. And, if you visit there perhaps you will order some delicious Chesapeake
Bay blue crab and a beer for your dinner.
Today, media, technology, software, communications, and consulting are the fastest growing sectors of Virginia's economy. The education sector, particularly Virginia's
200-plus colleges and universities, and the government employment sector are also
growth areas. All of this and more, make Virginia the wealthiest of the southern
I hope you enjoyed hearing about Virginia today.
2018 christmas parade Chincoteague, Island Virginia
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