Being the first New World English colony to become a permanent fixture in America is a tough legacy to live up to. Fortunately, Virginia's gorgeous Chesapeake Bay and majestic Blue Ridge Mountains help it live up to that legacy. Toss in Busch Gardens theme park and the famous Pocahontas, and just about everyone has a reason to visit "Old Dominion."
The near-perfect location of Virginia means that summers aren't unbearable like other places in the south, so if you show up in the tourist high season between May and October, the weather is the best for annual events. Did you snag one of the rooms in Virginia Beach hotels for Independence Day? That means you get to enjoy the Stars & Stripes Explosion event. Find a great price on plane tickets to Virginia in August? Check out the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax instead. If you're jonesing for cheap flights to Virginia, though, consider visiting January through April. This is the slower season, but it still has the Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival in April and Richmond's Virginia Wine Expo in February. Of course, you don't need to rush to these events. There are plenty of attractions you can check out at any time. Whether the flights to Virginia you're checking out are in March or November, you can visit the historic Jamestown Settlement. Is your hotel closer to Chantilly? The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is worth a visit. If you end up near Charlottesville, go visit Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello. And while in the city, enjoy the cuisine, since the Wine Enthusiast Network called it one of America's 5 New Foodie Cities.
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