Destinations

Each region of Virginia has its own unique qualities, geography and appeal. Click a region below to learn more.

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Native Americans named the vast valley Shenandoah, meaning “daughter of the stars". This rich valley between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains has been welcoming guests since the 18th century when pioneers stayed to cultivate the land and it became the…

This region across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital is brimming with contrasts in its stunning piedmont topography from vineyards and horse farms of Loudoun County to urban business centers of Tysons Corner, Reston, Alexandria and Arlington. From cosmopolitan to…

Mountain vistas, waterfalls and welcoming hospitality are hallmarks of this Virginia region that also has Native American, frontier and Civil War heritage. Virginia’s Blue Ridge Highlands region cradles small towns full of grace and charm amid mile-high mountains.

Known for three presidential homes and half of the state’s Civil War battlefield parks, Central Virginia is also the state political power region with a wealth of sporting facilities, heritage and scenic backgrounds for events.  The storied James River flows through…

In Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay region, waterfront serenity, natural areas and recreation are punctuated with quaint, vibrant towns.  

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is your gateway to Virginia’s Eastern Shore, a 70-mile long peninsula framed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. 

Coastal Virginia/Hampton Roads is where salty air, pristine Atlantic beaches (35 miles long) and sites that chronicle America’s earliest history mingle with standout sports facilities.  Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in Portsmouth honors great champions and celebrates…

Travel in the footsteps of Daniel Boone through the fabled land of Southwest Virginia’s mountain music sites and historic coal towns.  Caves, gorges and mountaintops greet visitors to this southwestern region of the Commonwealth, along with the rich lore of the pioneer…

Stroll historic Main Street towns built by tobacco, trains and textiles. Depots now house museums and visitor centers while former plantations-turned-resorts welcome with Southern hospitality.   Virginia’s lake country lures fishermen and boaters, while the racing…

Surrounded by scenic beauty, the Virginia Mountains Region is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, but that’s not all.