Trips By Region in Virginia


Lexington Visitors Center

Natural Bridge

Previously listed as a Natural Wonder of the World.

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Norfolk Visitor Information Center

Chrysler Museum of Art 

Langley Research Center

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Houses 175 acres of various flowers and gardens. Home of the Azalea Festival.

Norfolk's Waterside
Stroll the waterfront and visit the shops and restaurants with a view of the Norfolk Harbor. The MacArthur Center features an upscale mall.

Virginia Zoo 

Virginia Beach

Extensive boardwalk; restaurants and shopping.

Newport News Mariners' Museum


The site of the first permanent English settlement in the United States. Living history museum depicts life in America's first permanent English colony.


The site of the Revolutionary War surrender of British General Cornwallis.


Visit Busch Gardens (, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Williamsburg Pottery Factory ( 

Colonial Williamsburg

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George Washington's hometown, 100 antique shops, and a National Historic District with more than 350 original 18th- and 19th-century buildings.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Center (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)


Virginia's capital city. Historical sites, museums, concert venues, children's activities.

Agecroft Hall

State Capitol

Richmond's most visited spot. Tours offered daily.

Children's Museum

Kings Dominion 

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Exhibits elaborate lighting displays during the holiday season.

Maymont Park & Estate 

American Civil War Museum 

Science Museum of Virginia 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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Washington, D. C.  STUDENT FAVORITE 

Smithsonian Institute and associated museums, U.S. Capitol, White House, Arlington Cemetery, Supreme Court and National Zoo. Monuments such as the Washington, Vietnam Veterans, Jefferson and Lincoln. The National Art Gallery, various private art galleries, the Kennedy Center, theaters, historic Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, and much more.

Mount Vernon

The 3,000 acres of George Washington's historic estate and burial place are located nine miles south of Alexandria via the George Washington Memorial Parkway. 


Middleburg, and nearby Leesburg, are charming country towns loaded with antique shops.

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Pronounced Stan-ton, it is the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson. Staunton's Blackfriars Theater, a recreation of an indoors Elizabethan playhouse, features the internationally acclaimed American Shakespeare Center. The park near downtown has a duck pond, playgrounds, a small train for children and a pool.

Museum of American Frontier Culture 

Four working farms, each from a different time and place — 18th-century German and Scotch-Irish farms, a 17th-century English farm, and a 19th-century American farm.

Shenandoah Mountains Area (around I-81)

Grand Caverns

Shenandoah Caverns

Luray Caverns

Natural Chimneys Park and Campground
Natural Chimneys Regional Park comprises seven great natural limestone towers.

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