Tourism in Virginia
Tourism in Virginia
Founded May 14, 1607, is a southern US state. With for capital Richmond and traditionally bears the name of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Bordering , Atlantic Ocean with the Chesapeake Bay to the east, it is surrounded by North Carolina and Tennessee to the south, with Kentucky to the West, Maryland and the District of Columbia in the North and West Virginia to the West.
Its name comes from Queen Elizabeth 1 of England (1533-1603), known as the Virgin Queen because she never married.
First English colony in New World, Virginia is one of four states to use the title of the Commonwealth, with Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Kentucky.
It is part of the Thirteen colonies that founded the United States after Independence War.
Its population is about 8 million. With a majority of European origin, from northern Europe, with a total area of 110 785 km2, and 8236 km2 of water, its most populous city is Virginia Beach.
Four of the first five presidents of the United States came from Virginia (Washington, Madison, Jefferson and Monroe).
The climate is an oceanic climate that is hot and humid as we progress to the south and east.
The Atlantic influences affected by the fronts created by Gulf Stream, is dominant on coast, but with hurricane at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay.
Virginia Beach sunset Announces numerous activities that visitors can discovered along the seafront.
From Memorial Day until Labor Day, Atlantic Avenue Beach Street turns into a huge spectacle.
With the sea shore of Virginia, you expect exceptional collections of museums and important cultural events including the Virginia Waterfront International Arts Festival, the edge of the sea. From few Minutes to Virginia Beach.
South Gate entrance to the country, the state, surprises with its design, we only find museums, architecture, concert, not to mention the native cuisine of imported from Europe with settlers, Williamsburg, Virginia and Charlottesville, this looks like the Virginia Riviera.
With the largest living museum outdoor Williamsburg, owns the museum which spans 173 acres, its people, dressed in period costume, will describe the daily life of colonists before Revolution.
With Yorktown, Jamestown, and St. Mary's City, these three towns form the historical triangle of the region, with the American Civil War that took place there.
The West Virginia is especially mountainous and the cities of Roanoke, Lexington and Abingdon will make you discover the wealth of the region. With vineyards that are also very numerous in the Northern Neck and along the Blue Ridge Mountains.
But also the visit of the huge Shenandoah National Park, bordered on mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and of course, Virginia.
A wide range of outdoor activities awaits, boat trip along the coast or freshwater, rafting, cave explorations, kayaking Sea. Nature observation or bald eagles make their nests there, the deer, brown bears or migratory birds that are flooding the sky.
Swamps, quicksand, islets, salted or pre living wild horses between Assateague and Chincoteague.
Hiking in the forest of Thomas Jefferson National Forest, the George Washington National Forest, and the Appalachians.
The economy includes farming with the production of tomatoes, soy, peanut and tobacco, and livestock.
And a large number of high-tech companies located in the north of the state. Or we find the largest concentration of businesses related to the Internet, communications and software.