Things to Do in Virginia

Top Virginia Attractions

Things to Do in Virginia

Top Attractions in Virginia

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  • ralphrg
    North Royalton, OH178 contributions
    Besides the beach there enty of places to rent everything from bikes to paddle boards and jets skis. The Boardwalk is quite long and lined with not just hotels but also shops and restaurants. One end has a fishing pier that does have a fee even if you just want to site see and not fish. The good thing is that if you do want to fish you don't need a license. Grommet park is a nice play area for the little ones. There are also free concerts during yhe summer. Nice place to spend a family vacation.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • Alapride
    Nashville, TN15 contributions
    We visited with our three teenaged children (16 year old twins and 13 year old) in late July and stayed in the Lewis House, one of the Colonial houses. I highly recommend this immersive experience of sleeping overnight in one of the houses if it fits your budget. We stayed in the Orrell House seven years ago during our last visit. The flowers and landscaping looked beautiful throughout town this time of year, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The brickyard was fabulous and the print shop was a favorite too. We all were amazed and attentive listening to a speech from Patrick Henry, and this interpreter was particularly excellent and knowledgeable about Henry’s life. As a side note my youngest lost her wallet the first day, and some very kind person turned it in to one of the shops. By calling we were able to get it back from the CW police, and so that was a very happy ending to a stressful event. We made this stay in conjunction with a college visit (there is an excellent one in town, by the way) and we were sorry to leave as there was much more to see and/or see again. Can’t wait to go back and stay longer!
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • NancySeaside
    Boston, MA53 contributions
    We visited Maymount and it was our favorite thing we did in Richmond. We went on a very hot and sunny day. We took the self-guided tour of the mansion, which included a hand held device that you can scan at stations throughout the mansion. I had a question regarding an item in the dining room, which the docent couldn’t answer. A few minutes later, he came back with a notebook giving detailed information on the item. Impressive! We walked around and explored the Japanese and Italian gardens. Both gardens are beautiful. The Japanese gardens along with the waterfall were amazing. We spent time walking along the perimeter of the garden and then spent time in a small shaded hut (with seats) just watching the koi in the pond. It was so serene. I highly recommend a visit to Maymount if you are in the area.
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • Jake B
    Charlottesville, VA44 contributions
    Arguably one of the finest art museums in the South. Well planned and executed, my friend and I came to see a little bit of Paris in Richmond. Whistler to Cassatt: American painters In France. Art was meticulously displayed, giving relevant information about each artist. You really feel you stepped back in time. Well worth paying for this unique presentation. Rest of the museum was free and always of interest. Definitely recommended for a day out. Very inspiring. Restaurant was a bit on the pricey side but the food was excellent.
    This museum is never disappointing when it comes to special exhibitions or even its permanent collections. Well stocked giftshop.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • Assaix F
    1 contribution
    The historic Jamestowne is just awesome!
    As the historic site where the first English permanent settlement was established, it is the birthplace of the United States and a must see for every fan of the US-history.
    The excavation are still going on and the archeologists are giving you tours and gladly answer your questions.
    Also, make sure to visit the Archaearium. It was a very informative little museum. Shelters the treasures found from the Jamestowne excavations.
    Today we had the chance to listen to Daniel Firehawk Abbott, a native of the Nanticoke, explaining his side of the story. He also allowed us to question him anything and gave us a huge insight on his way of life, thinking and even belief. We are truly grateful his open-minded spirit and friendliness and won't forget that in a lifetime!
    Written August 5, 2022
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  • Wendy S
    Austin, TX723 contributions
    We went leaf Peeping just before the peak, but we weren't disappointed. Stunning scenery! So glorious! I bet this upcoming weekend the leaves will be at their peak.
    Written November 2, 2021
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  • wphyatt
    Myrtle Beach, SC5 contributions
    Awe inspiring and highly informative without being pretentious! Well organized. Absolutely beautiful and presentations were focused on the realities of life on this plantation - warts and all! If one is anywhere near, it would be a mistake not to visit!
    Written August 19, 2022
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  • BPD171
    Tariffville, CT72 contributions
    We spent an enjoyable afternoon touring the battleship Wisconsin. I would definitely recommend spending the extra money for one of the guided tours. We chose the Command & Control tour. Our tour guide was Jim, a retired US Navy Captain who was very knowledgeable about the history of the ship and its operations.

    In addition to the guided tour, a good part of the ship is open for self exploration. There are informational signs throughout to explain what you're seeing. There is also quite a bit of memorabilia scattered about featuring items donated by sailors who actually served aboard.
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • Cheryl S
    Osceola, IN29 contributions
    Everyone is very friendly and helpful.  You can walk the entire cemetery if you want or do hop on/hop off tram tours for a reasonable fee. The guides on the tram are very informative and there is quite a bit of history.  Inside the park there is handicap accessibility including the tram. However, in the parking garage we didn't find handicap parking or ramps.  Seeing the changing of the guard ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soliders is a must stop.
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • michelegreen74
    valley cottage308 contributions
    We were on our way from New York to Charleston South Carolina. A halfway point was Richmond and we stayed overnight locally. Before getting on the road for a very long drive, we stopped at the gardens. We were delighted to find a beautiful conservatory with a butterfly exhibit, lovely wood sculptures throughout the garden, friendly staff in Therese garden to chat with and a glorious pond with a children’s garden to explore. If you have some time, please stop at the garden! You won’t be sorry.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • Sylvia
    Detroit, MI9 contributions
    Never traveled to this city (Alexandria Virginia) however was quite impressed with the beautiful architecture. The quant shops were nice and the people were very helpful in directing when I was lost.
    Written June 15, 2022
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  • John2728
    Washington DC, DC152 contributions
    Ended a nice evening in Roanoke by visiting the Mill Mtn. Star on a clear and beautiful summer evening. Not very crowded and the weather was nice. The parking lot was very close to the star, so don't worry about long walk to see amazing vista.
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • Amanda R
    Green Bay, WI203 contributions
    We came here on a beautiful August day. The grounds are well maintained and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The park was not at all crowded when we went. We are able to apply educator and veteran’s discounts, which were much appreciated! I recommend watching the movie before going to the outside part as it gives useful background information. Due to our timeline we only had 3 hours there and I felt like we could have spent closer to 4 or 5.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Gail G
    Ballston Spa, NY83 contributions
    The trip to the Battlefields was fascinating and very informative. Our 16-year-old granddaughter planned this trip, and we were so very pleased.
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • runner24
    Orlando, FL1,277 contributions
    Traveling north from Florida, we planned a break in our trip to visit Shenandoah National Park. Just an FYI: we traveled south to north and noticed that the waterfalls and taprooms were on the mid to northern section of the drive if you don't have the time to drive the entire length. Although I had driven on Skyline Drive decades ago, I had forgotten the beautiful views, slow pace, and cool weather.
    Enjoy!
    Written August 16, 2022
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