History looms large in Virginia, home to the first English settlement in 1607 and many Civil War battlefields, as well as the recreated town of Colonial Williamsburg. But the commonwealth also boasts an abundance of natural treasures, including Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, the wide sandy beaches of Chesapeake Bay and the time-rounded peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
From highlights to hidden pleasures, our specialists have toured the state thoroughly and can design your visit to Virginia around the sorts of things you want to do and see. They can direct you to the most scenic stretches of the Appalachian Trail. Additionally, they can arrange for expert guides to help you understand the history you can see everywhere, whether you’re interested in the colonial period, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War or the Civil Rights era.
Tour Mount Vernon, the estate of George Washington nestled on the banks of the Potomac River, or Monticello, where Thomas Jefferson lived. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of Alexandria’s Old Town or visit the Rising Sun Tavern in Fredericksburg. Take a boat tour of the bay to enjoy the views or to see the massive modern warships at Norfolk.
Places to visit in Virginia
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Virginia, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Map of Virginia
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Virginia
- Charlottesville Virginia
- Front Royal Virginia
- Richmond Virginia
- Virginia Beach Virginia
- Williamsburg Virginia
- Roanoke 139 kilometers away
- Washington DC 187 kilometers away
- Raleigh 210 kilometers away
- Annapolis 227 kilometers away
- St. Michael's 233 kilometers away
- Winston Salem 235 kilometers away
- Baltimore 243 kilometers away
- Gettysburg 266 kilometers away
- Lancaster 325 kilometers away
- Charlotte 345 kilometers away
- Wilmington 383 kilometers away
- Philadelphia 384 kilometers away
- Asheville 433 kilometers away
Photos of Virginia
Accommodation choices for Virginia
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Virginia. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Surrounded by Front Royal's mountain range, the Holiday Inn & Suites hotel is ideally located for those looking to enjoy the many outdoor pursuits in the area.
Perfectly located to get around the city with little effort, the Omni hotel's traditionally styled rooms offer views over the Blue Ridge Mountains and Charlottesville.
Located a short drive from the central area of Williamsburg, the Courtyard hotel is well positioned to make the most of a stay in the area.
The Williamsburg Lodge is conveniently located in the historic part of Williamsburg near restaurants and shops.
Located in downtown Richmond, Linden Row Inn comprises seven houses dating back to the mid-1800s and is regarded as America's best surviving row of Greek Revival architecture.
The Omni Hotel enjoys a wealth of shopping, fine dining and entertainment right on its doorstep, and all its rooms offer views over the city or James River.