Virginia, also known as Old Dominion, also known as the Mother of Presidents and Mother of States, is probably best known for hosting the first English colony in the United States (Jamestown, est. 1607), for being the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents, for its major role in the Civil War and for its proximity to Washington D.C.
But in addition to the state’s rich history and location near the nation’s capital, Virginia is a haven for adventure and exploration. Situated between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, travelers come from far and wide to hike the forests of Roanoke, catch waves in Virginia Beach, travel through time in Williamsburg and meet wild ponies on Chincoteague. And more. In Virginia, there’s a little something for everyone, and adventure always awaits you. What are you waiting for?