International Visitors - United Kingdom

  • Hiking

    Trail Trek  Feed your craving for the great outdoors and crisp air through national parks, national forests and more. True adventurers will want to tackle at least a portion of Virginia's 540 miles of Appalachian Trail. Lace up!

    Roller coaster

    Brand new rides and adventure make this the best year yet for theme park explorations. From "The World's Most Beautiful Theme Park" to Virginia's one-stop coaster-shop with expanded Planet Snoopy fun, your summer will be bursting with excitement for the whole family.

    Wilderness Road State Park topper

    Wilderness Road State Park

    Virginia Beach

    Center of the action Virginia Beach's famed boardwalk is the longest in the country and a place where families can take in the ocean views while biking, rollerblading or just strolling along for some great people watching.

    shopping

    Shopping is always better in groups, so grab some girlfriends and find a discounted shopping and spa deal. Make some memories and leave the kids with Dad for the day.

    golden horseshoe

    World Class The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, VA is listed in the "Top 75 World-Class Golf Resorts Around the World," by Conde Nast Traveler.

    wine trails

    Travel Virginia's Wine Trails to discover award-winning wines from intimate farm wineries to immaculate tasting rooms. There are 17 trails and counting!

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  • Welcome to Virginia!

    UK FlagA true American getaway, Virginia combines history, culture and sophistication with gorgeous scenery, exhilarating outdoor activities and world-class relaxation.  From the shores of the sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean beaches of Virginia Beach, to the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains of western Virginia, you’ll find everything from big city fun and world-class shopping, to meandering quiet drives on country roads.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Virginia on your next holiday. Click on the links below to start planning your trip.

     

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    The Virginia Experience

    Historic Sites

    Discover History Firsthand

    History comes alive in Virginia. Tour premier historic American sites such as Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Mount Vernon, and Jamestown, the New World's first permanent English settlement, founded in 1607. Home to eight American presidents, Virginia was the fateful site in America's battle for independence. Later, more major Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than any other state.

    Arts

    Experience the culture

    From museums to music, Virginia’s arts embrace inspiration from historic roots to present day.  Visit the new Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, celebrating the influence of the famous 1927 Bristol Sessions on today's music. Or travel one of many Artisan trails and take home an artists' finest accomplishments.  It’s easy to satisfy your shopping bug at hundreds of outlets, antique shops and eclectic boutiques.  For a snapshot of American culture visit one of the many festivals across Virginia celebrating local crafts, heritage, regional produce and music.  

    Wine and oysters

    TANTALIZE YOUR TASTEBUDS

    Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other, with more than 260 wineries and dozens of wine trails surrounded by lavish scenery, breathtaking views, quaint small towns and monumental historic sites. What better to pair with award-winning wine than fabulous farm-to-table food? Virginia ranks as the oyster capital of the East Coast, boasting seven unique oyster regions, providing the perfect partner for wine.

     
    Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

    Explore the Great Outdoors

    Virginia's temperate climate makes possible a full range of recreational activities year-round, including cycling, camping and boating, horseback riding, fishing and golfing. Millions of acres of national forests with massive 300-year old hemlocks and limestone rock formations provide a refuge for rare plants and animals. Hikers will enjoy Virginia's 540 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a green footpath stretching from Maine to Georgia.

     
    Virginia Beach

    Relax into the moment

    Take in the sweeping mountain vistas along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive or quiet your soul with the sound of waves rolling onshore at Virginia Beach.  Virginia offers a wealth of options when choosing your perfect place to stay, including high-rise city views, cabins in the woods, boutique hotels and award-winning luxury resorts.  And at the end of the day, who can resist a pampering spa treatment or a sip of local Merlot?

    Getting to Virginia

    Located just south of Washington, DC on the USA's mid-Atlantic coast, your arrival is easy through Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia, which offers more than 440 weekly flights from 50 markets around the world. Or, if you are arriving in Virginia from another U.S. destination, choose from one of 9 commercial airports conveniently located across the state. Major highways and some of the USA's oldest and most scenic byways make a fly-drive holiday to Virginia convenient and enjoyable.

  • For additional information please visit the English language portion of our website or visit the Capital Region USA website.

     

     

    If you would like additional information about Virginia, please contact our local office:

    International Offices and Representatives

    United Kingdom-PR representative 
    Jo Thomas 
    KBC PR & Marketing
    3 Falmer Court, London Road, Uckfield
    East Sussex TN22 1HN
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 01825 76 36 36

    United Kingdom-Sales Representative 
    Lisa Chamberlain 
    Capital Region USA, Inc.
    Link House, 140 The Broadway
    Tolworth, Surrey KT6 7JE
    United Kingdom
    Tel. 020 8339 6048

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