Virginia Vacations

Written by Serena Berger
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Virginia vacations offer you the opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful and historic regions of our country. If you want to visit important historical residences, Virginia boasts Montpelier, the estate of former President James Madison; Monticello, President Jefferson's mansion and grounds; and Ash Lawn, President Monroe's nearby estate. There are also a number of important battle sites, most notably Bull Run, that you can visit.

Historic re-enactments thrive in the areas of Virginia that were important during the Revolutionary and the Civil War. Even if your family is not particularly into history, the dynamic and dramatic staged battles, or the historic towns with costumed performers in character as historical townsfolk can make for quite engaging Virginia vacations. You can also consider stopping at one of these historical sites and then moving on to do something a little more adventurous.

Virginia Vacations for Families

There are a number of great resorts and time-share community areas where you can have a great family vacation in Virginia. These areas are designed specifically with the "something for everyone" idea, so you should be able to do anything from lounging on a quiet beach to navigating Class V whitewater rapids. With a little searching, you can find a place where your whole family can enjoy a variety of activities together, or where you can split up during the days and then come back together at night for world-class dining or cozy campfire fare.

If your family enjoys riding, equestrian sports are quite popular in Virginia so you should be able to find thoroughbred horses to ride through beautiful scenery. There are also a number of equestrian facilities where you could take lessons as part of your vacation, either to improve technique or to make sure you're comfortable taking horses out on a longer ride through the countryside. Virginia is also making a push to improve its reputation nationally and worldwide as an area with top-quality vineyards and wine, thus a visit to a winery could make for a romantic Virginia vacation.

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