Articles on Virginia

  • The 2018 Pony Swim

    The annual Chincoteague Pony Swim is back! If you haven't heard of the Pony Swim before, it is an event where the ponies of Assateague Island swim to Chincoteague Island where the foals are then auctioned off. They swim across the Assateague channel at slack tide and then are examined by veterinarians and herded to a corral where they will [...]

  • 2019 Commemoration’s Virginia History Trails App Launched

    RICHMOND—Today, Governor Ralph Northam joined the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution™ in announcing the launch of the Virginia History Trails mobile application. Travelers, families, Virginia residents and history lovers can easily access 400 years of Virginia history through the app, which includes 20 themed trails and 400 detailed site descriptions that address what happened, who was involved, and why each site [...]

  • Top 10 Craft Breweries in Virginia

    Nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, you'll find the state of Virginia and its many impressive breweries. From large-scale operations to up-and-coming microbreweries, there is no shortage of opportunities to explore beer in Virginia. Whether you're adding a single brewery to your trip or planning the entire vacation around one of the state's incredible beer trails, make [...]

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Come explore Old Dominion

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?

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