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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

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Talk About Bad Luck!

Written by vampirefan on 17 Jul, 2008

A few months go when I received an invitation to my cousins wedding I got excited. Any excuse to travel and I hadn’t seen Jeff in a while so a new adventure was on the horizon. I called Jeff to see to see how far…Read More


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Colonial Williamsburg - Where History Lives

Written by MilwVon on 19 May, 2008

Colonial Williamsburg (CW) is a collection of approximately 40 original, restored and/or reconstructed buildings located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The 300+ acre area has been beautifully restored to allow visitors to experience what life was like in the 17th and 18th centuries. As the…Read More


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Jamestown

Written by RoBoNC on 30 Sep, 2007

The highlight of the weekend was Jamestown and although there is parking at the visitor center, there were so many people that we had to park in colored coded lots around the city and be bused into the site. After arriving at the visitor center,…Read More


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Colonial Williamsburg

Written by RoBoNC on 30 Sep, 2007

As I stepped off the bus at Colonial Williamsburg, I was immediately transported back in time. My first encounter was with Patrick Henry, the once three time governor of Virginia, dressed in a green suit with knee high stockings and wearing his powered wig. I…Read More


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Stonewall Jackson in Lexington

Written by zabelle on 23 Jul, 2007

"Look, men, there is Jackson standing like a stone wall!"-General Barnard Bee, First Battle of ManassasStonewall Jackson House8 East Washington StLexingtonThe house must be visited on a tour. Tours are offered on the hour and the half hour. The last tour of the day is…Read More


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Chincoteague Island

Written by MonnieR on 05 Jul, 2007

Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is a great place visit some interesting shops, take pony rides, do some fishing and just plain relax. The island also is the gateway to Assateague Island, the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, the soft sands of the Assateague Island National Seashore and…Read More


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Evening Programming - Colonial Williamsburg

Written by MilwVon on 17 May, 2007

Perhaps the most entertaining and educational activities that we took part in during our week’s stay in Colonial Williamsburg were the evening programs offered nightly. Many of these programs are offered on multiple nights and times, so I would suggest that you plan out your…Read More


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Jamestown(e) - The British Arrival to America

Written by MilwVon on 17 May, 2007

Jamestowne was the birthplace of Virginia having been settled in May 1607 by English settlers. Although others had landed in what is now the United States, the settlement at Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the new world. It became the capital city…Read More


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Colonial Williamsburg's Many Taverns

Written by MilwVon on 14 May, 2007

During a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, guests have many options to dine as the gentry did during the 18th century. Taverns of the time were not only a place for meals but also to lodge. Today there are a couple of taverns in Williamsburg where…Read More


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The Trades of Williamsburg

Written by MilwVon on 14 May, 2007

During a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, visitors have the opportunity to watch tradesmen create items necessary in 18th century Virginia in the same manner as those who did the work some 300 years ago. It was especially important for the community to have local artisans…Read More


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