Be an explorer.

Did you know Virginia is sometimes called the "Mother of Presidents" because it's the birthplace of 8 US presidents? It was also home to the first American colony. And, more than half of the battles of the Civil War were fought in Virginia. But history isn't all Virginia has to offer. It also has some of the prettiest beaches on the East coast, the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley and some of the biggest amusement parks in the country. If you're more of an urban girl, we're so close to Washington, DC and Richmond, VA that it's easy to experience city life. Every year, we offer a long list of weekend day trips and activities, so you'll have plenty of chances to explore Virginia while you're here.