Trips By Region in Virginia

Trips By Region in Virginia

South

Lexington Visitors Center 
www.lexingtonvirginia.com

Natural Bridge 
www.naturalbridgeva.com

Previously listed as a Natural Wonder of the World.

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South/Southeast

Norfolk Visitor Information Center 
www.visitnorfolktoday.com

Chrysler Museum of Art 
www.chrysler.org 

Norfolk Botanical Garden
www.nbgs.org

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
www.virginiazoo.org 

Virginia Beach 
www.visitvirginiabeach.com

Extensive boardwalk; restaurants and shopping.

Newport News Mariners' Museum 
www.mariner.org

Jamestown Student Fave
www.historyisfun.org

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

Yorktown 
www.historyisfun.org

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

Williamsburg
www.visitwilliamsburg.com

Visit Busch Gardens ( www.buschgardens.com), Colonial Williamsburg, and the Williamsburg Pottery Factory (www.williamsburgpottery.com). 

Colonial Williamsburg 
www.colonialwilliamsburg.org

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East

Fredericksburg 
www.visitfred.com

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)
www.airandspace.si.edu/udvar-hazy-center

Richmond Student Fave
www.visitrichmondva.com

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

Agecroft Hall 
www.agecrofthall.com

State Capitol 
www.virginiacapitol.gov

Richmond's most visited spot. Tours offered daily.

Children's Museum 
www.c-mor.org

Kings Dominion 
www.kingsdominion.com 

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
www.lewisginter.org

Exhibits elaborate lighting displays during the holiday season.

Maymont Park & Estate 
www.maymont.org 

American Civil War Museum
https://acwm.org/ 

Science Museum of Virginia 
www.smv.org 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 
https://vmfa.museum/

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North/Northeast

Washington, D. C. Student Fave
www.washington.org 

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 
www.mountvernon.org

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 
www.middleburgonline.com

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

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West/Northwest

Staunton 
www.staunton.va.us

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 
www.frontiermuseum.org 

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 
www.grandcaverns.com

Shenandoah Caverns 
www.shenandoahcaverns.com

Luray Caverns 
www.luraycaverns.com

Mount Solon
Natural Chimneys Regional Park comprises seven great natural limestone towers.

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