Virginia tells much about American history and culture. Its past features the beginning of the country’s heritage and key developments.
Many sites around the state offers travelers the opportunity to learn more about the story of the American people from the first permanent English settlement in Jamestown to the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Many of the sites have been preserved and artifacts continue to be collected around the state.
For more comprehensive information about places to visit in Virginia, you may read:
Tourism Guide to Travelers: Regions in Virginia
Camping options around Virginia include back-to-basics primitive, well-developed tent sites with electric and water hookups, and RV sites with resort-style amenities. Typically, the decision on which campground to choose depends on the particular attractions campers intend to see.
There are about four dozens of state parks around Virginia offering campgrounds with varying levels ofservices and facilities.
A number of campsites around Virginia are available the whole year round. For most part of the year, specifically holidays and weekends during spring, summer, and fall, people visit Virginia for camping, outdoor sports, and recreation activities. Aside from most campgrounds located along major interstate highways and those found in popular vacation areas that are typically open the entire year, there are also many Virginia campgrounds featuring seasonal campsites.
The most popular time to camp is every fall, especially by late September to October when the colors of the leaves start changing. Popular areas include the Skyway Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, and other mountain areas. Many families also take advantage of the Halloween weekends to enjoy a last hoorah of fall camping.
RVers and campers are highly encouraged to make advance reservations, especially during holidays, race weekends, and special event and festival periods to avoid problems with campsite availability in many Virginia campgrounds.
Camping with Kids
A number of family-friendly Virginia campgrounds feature amusement parks, museums, dining havens, and historical and cultural sites that allow children to further immerse themselves with the country’s heritage and history. The state is also home to two world-renowned theme parks: the Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Kings Dominion. There are many other water parks and zoos found in various parts of the state as well.
Popular Attractions and Activities
Virginia’s oceanfront is home to miles of rivers and numerous lakes where campers can enjoy numerous water sports and recreation activities including swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, and water touring. Virginia’s Wine Country offers tours, tastings, and special holiday open houses; while the many microbreweries around provides many lagers and ales for both tourists and locals to enjoy. There are many craft shops that feature works of artists and local crafters around the state. Bargain hunters can also take advantage of a number of Virginia-based factory outlets. The country roads features a wide array of antique shops and auctions spots providing access to eras of local treasures at flea market prices.
“The Finest Campgrounds in Virginia,” VirginiaCampgrounds.org.
“Go Camping and RVing in Virginia,” Virginia.org.
“Area Attractions,” VirginiaCampgrounds.org.
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