Virginia in photos – Come Find Your Virginia


Home to the majestic mountains of Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, along with miles of warm sunny beaches, Virginia’s diverse landscape serves up every outdoor experience imaginable. The state’s celebrated culinary scene, which features fresh, local produce, heritage meats and sublime Virginia oysters, is enhanced by award-winning distilleries and more than 330 boutique wineries. There’s rich history here too, which, combined with acclaimed art museums, promises hours of discovery. Connecting all
of this are scenic byways, passing through rolling green hills and historic small towns and leading to tucked-away resorts, spas and golf courses that offer a true respite from daily life.

Paid Partnership with Virginia Tourism Corporation – First appeared in Issue Four of JRNY.

Above: Cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway near Roanoke.

Above: Boar’s Head Resort, Charlottesville; Hiking Little Stoney Man Trail in Shenandoah National Park; kayaking off Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Above: A treehouse at Primland Resort, Auberge Resorts Collection, Blue Ridge Mountains; Golf at Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg; The Historic Cavalier Resort & Beach Club, Virginia Beach; Salamander Middleburg Resort & Spa.

Above: Pleasure House Oysters, Chef’s Table Tour, Virginia Beach.

Above: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Charlottesville; Colonial Williamsburg; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Equestrian Center at Salamander Resort & Spa, Middleburg.

Above: Barboursville Vineyards.

Need to know

Getting there:

Located in Chantilly, VA, Washington Dulles International Airport is served by flights from around the globe. Virginia’s ten other airports and Amtrak rail service connect to
cities throughout the state and beyond.

Best time to go:

With mountains in the west and the coast to the east, Virginia enjoys relatively temperate year-round weather to ensure a wealth of
outdoor time, including leaf-peeping in the fall, snow sports in the winter, blossom in the spring and warm beaches in summer.

Where to stay:

Virginia offers ideal accommodation options for every budget and preference – from luxury resorts to unique glamping sites and everything in between.

Must-pack items:

Comfortable shoes and plenty of layers.

How to do it:

The regional Metrorail takes visitors from Washington Dulles International Airport to numerous destinations throughout northern Virginia, connecting with the Amtrak train service, which offers routes
into the Blue Ridge Mountains and east to Virginia’s shores. With thousands of miles of scenic byways, a road trip always turns up something new.

Anything else:

From stunning scenery and a welcoming culture to an extraordinary history, these are only a part of what makes Virginia a must-visit destination. Come find your Virginia.

For more information visit the Virginia Tourism website.

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