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On vacation with kids to: Virginia, USA.
The Commonwealth of Virginia is a South Atlantic state historically considered part of the southern region of the US.
Virginia has an estimated population of 7,078,515 (estimated in 2000) and is bordered by West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia to the north, by Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, by North Carolina and Tennessee to the south and by Kentucky and West Virginia to the west.
Virginia, named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, is also known as the "Mother of Presidents", because it is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson).
Capital of Virginia is Richmond and largest city is Virginia Beach.
The climate is considered mild compared to other areas of the United States. Most of the state has a humid subtropical climate, in the mountainous areas west of the Blue Ridge the climate becomes humid continental.
Virginia is a great destination for your vacation with the kids, a laid-back place of natural beauty, mountains and seashore. The state offers a variety of activities like: fun on the beach, shopping, history, theme-park excitement, golf, cultural events, boating, dolphin and whale watching, several world-renowned theme parks, water parks, zoos, skiing, and mountain climbing. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay to the east and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, Virginia has a diverse landscape that includes abundant forests filling its rural land.
Visitors to Richmond, the capital of Virginia, will find historic buildings and world-class museums, but will also be able to experience fun for the kids and day and nighttime entertainment.
Northern Virginia blends deep Virginia history with classy suburban character and where Lake Anna provides outdoor recreation.
The western part of Virginia is called the Heart of Appalachia, where white water rafting is very populair. This area is steeped in natural wonder.
Blue Ridge Mountains—between the Ridge and Valley Region to the west and the Piedmont region to the east, burst with natural beauty and beckon for outdoor lovers.
Shenandoah Valley—located within the Ridge and Valley Region is 200 miles long of scenic views and many Golf-courses are scattered here. Here you can take the family cycling, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, or skiing. Other attractions include visiting Shenandoah National Park with its 500 miles of hiking trails, 30 trout streams and amazing bird watching.
The central Virginia area is steeped in history, ranging from early settlers, to the birth of the U.S.. In this area you can Explore the famous Blackwater Creek Bikeway & Riverwalk near Lynchburg.
The Chesapeake Bay region provides a more restful pace as a water-based area. This area is perfect for enjoying fishing, swimming, boating, and bird watching.
The Tidewater / Hampton Roads region is a populair vacation destination and well-known fun resort area. Virginia Beach offers activities from dolphin watching to lots of other beach pleasures.
The Eastern Shore of Virginia carries the reputation for an outdoor playground amongst quiet towns and fishing villages. Fishing, golfing, whale watching, dolphin watching, historic landmarks, exciting attractions,
but also a lazy day on the beach belongs to the possibilities in this area. Virginia Beach also maintains a long-standing reputation as a family-friendly oceanfront resort.
Virginia is for people who love many things, including mountains, beaches, entertainment, and history.
With a mild climate year-round, Virginia is the ideal family vacation destination for every season.
Popular cities and towns in Virginia:
Some of the major and most popular cities and towns in Virginia are: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Hampton, Alexandria, Porthmouth and Roanoke.
Virginia offers lots of accommodations suited for your vacation with the kids.
You can take a look at the
accommodations section to find out what to look for in a accommodation suited for your children. Almost everything in Virginia is family-friendly! In Virginia you'll find lodging accommodations ranging from child friendly bed and breakfasts to secluded cabins to beach resorts to family hotels to caravan and campgrounds. Virginia Beach offers seaside motels and hotels with spectacular views and Virginia Beach maintains a long-standing reputation as a family-friendly oceanfront resort. Or why not choose a vacation rental by owner Virginia style or one of the private vacation rental homes that are comfortable, clean, spacious and friendly for your vacation with the kids. From beachfront cottages to slope-side condos to cozy mountain cabins, you’re sure to find a Virginia vacation rental that meets your needs.
You'll never be bored when you choose Virginia for your next vacation with the kids.
Virginia certainly offers variety with it's beaches, several world-renowned theme parks, waterparks and zoos, as well as other family friendly activities.
Amusement and Theme Parks:
Virginia Beach Motor World
Virginia's Explore Park
Waterparks and water fun:
Ocean Breeze Waterpark
Splash Down Waterpark
Water Country USA
Mill Mountain Zoo
Virginia Zoological Park
Other sites and tours to see on your vacation with the kids:
Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home
Virginia Marine Science Museum
Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens , George Washington’s home
Booker T. Washington National Monument
Driving & Walking Tour of Old Town Manassas
Historical Markers in Fredericksburg
Downtown Historic District in Leesburg
Yorktown Battlefield and Visitor Center
Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach
More vacation destinations....
More usefull websites:
Virginia Official State Information Website
Official Tourism Website of the Commonwealth of Virginia.