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Visiting Virginia

They say Virginia is for lovers, and it’s easy to love Virginia. A cornerstone of US history, from Pocahontas to the Pentagon, Virginia’s colonies of Jamestown and Yorktown were the foundation of what were to become United States. Visitors can get a taste of colonial life in Colonial Williamsburg, and explore the historic homes of Washington and Jefferson at Mount Vernon and Monticello. But the Old Dominion State isn’t all plantations and living museums; here you’ll find the thrilling Busch Gardens, packed with top-ranked roller coasters, and the sprawling National Air and Space Museum: Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center, home to historic aircraft like the Enola Gay.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and ... Read More
They say Virginia is for lovers, and it’s easy to love Virginia. A cornerstone of US history, from Pocahontas to the Pentagon, Virginia’s colonies of Jamestown and Yorktown were the foundation of what were to become United States. Visitors can get a taste of colonial life in Colonial Williamsburg, and explore the historic homes of Washington and Jefferson at Mount Vernon and Monticello. But the Old Dominion State isn’t all plantations and living museums; here you’ll find the thrilling Busch Gardens, packed with top-ranked roller coasters, and the sprawling National Air and Space Museum: Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center, home to historic aircraft like the Enola Gay.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Virginia

Using Harrisonburg as a base for Shenandoah National Park

Written by Muchmor on 26 Jun, 2013

When deciding on where to stay during our recent rip to Shenandoah National park, we did consider staying at either the top or bottom of the Skyline Drive, allowing for easy access. However, after consideration we decided to stay in Harrisonburg which is located towards…Read More


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Historic Yorktown

Written by catsholiday on 26 Apr, 2013

Historic YorktownVirginiaWe spent a week in Virginia staying close to Williamsburg and we thoroughly explored the historic triangle during that time. You really need a week as there is so much to see in this area.This particular little town known as Historic Yorktown, is just…Read More


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Barrier Island Holiday!

Written by Cindy Grant on 29 Jun, 2012

Our week long stay started with a ride through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, $12 per car toll fee. The kids were excited and seemed amazed at the thought of going under the water in a tunnel instead of over it on a bridge.…Read More


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How Battlefield Boulevard got its Name

Written by Eric from Aiea on 21 Oct, 2010

In the southern part of Hampton Roads is the city of Chesapeake where one of the main roads is Battlefield Boulevard. Going down this road several miles from the I-64 you will eventually come to a very modern drawbridge before you come to the town…Read More


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A little on Virginia Wines

Written by Eric from Aiea on 19 Oct, 2010

Having been surrounded by the wine culture of Northern California’s Bay Area before moving to sourthern Virginia, I was very surprised to find the wine culture alive and well here in the Mid Atlantic region. Actually, Virginia is currently in the stage of vineyard growth…Read More


1st Annual Chesapeake Wine Festival 30-31OCT

Written by Eric from Aiea on 19 Oct, 2010

www.ChesapeakeVAWineFestival.comAnother great Hampton Roads festival during wine month in Virginia is being added to the list with the 1st Annual Chesapeake Wine Festival in Chesapeake, VA OCT 30-31. This will be a mid to large wine festival with an expected large turnout if the weather…Read More


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The Perils of Summer Travel

Written by MilwVon on 18 Jul, 2010

We are coming up on the one year anniversary of the integration of NorthWest Airlines into Delta Airlines after their merger about two years ago. As much as people liked to fuss about "NorthWorst" little did they know it could get worse. I…Read More


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Weekend Road Trip - Fall Colors and a Bear!

Written by MilwVon on 19 Nov, 2009

Needing to log in just a few more miles on Northwest/Delta Airlines to be upgraded to "elite status" for 2010, I decided to fly back east "home" to Virginia to spend the weekend with my sister Pam who still lives in the area. I…Read More


Good Deed Ends in Disaster. Lost Forever in the USA!

Written by garymarsh6 on 31 Oct, 2009

My daughter and friends took a white water trip through the blue ridge mountains of Vaginia. We had been looking forward to it for some time.During the briefing session the guy accompanying us in our canoe gave us a safety briefing and issued us with…Read More


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Mother's Day Weekend in Williamsburg

Written by MilwVon on 13 May, 2009

This was a very short trip to Virginia, to spend the weekend with my two sisters . . . one who still lives in the DC Metro Area in NoVA and the other who has since moved out west to the high desert of California.…Read More


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