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Cheap flights to Virginia

A state located at the South Atlantic region in the United States, Virginia has earned many monikers such as “Old Dominion” and “Mother of Presidents” because of its status as former territory of the English Crown and the fact that eight US presidents hailed in the region.

Virginia consists of 95 counties and 38 independent cities, with Virginia Beach as the largest independent city. It is bordered by the states of North Carolina, Wet Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, and the District of Colombia.

The state’s tourism council believes that “Virginia Is For Lovers”—an enigmatic motto they established to attract visitors, particularly couples who are going for a vacation. The fact, however, that makes it suitable for lovers is still a mystery. Nevertheless, Virginia boasts of natural attractions such as beaches and forests that tourists, individuals, and couples alike, would enjoy. Virginia’s economy in fact considers ocean tourism as an important factor.

What to see & do

In terms of domestic spending, Arlington County in Virginia is considered as the state’s top tourist destination. Notable landmarks in Arlington County are the Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon.

You may also visit the Crabtree Falls in Nelson County and the Natural Bridge in Rockbridge City. Drop by the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington and D-Day Memorial in Bedford.

Do hiking and fishing at the Peaks of Otter in Blue Ridge Mountains, the famous location of Peaks of Otter Lodge.

For those interested in Virginia’s history, you may learn it at Mt. Vernon (George Washington Residence), the Appomattox Court House (the site of Civil War Surrender), Agecroft Hall (a castle with a 1600s style setting), and the College of William and Mary (Thomas Jefferson’s alma mater), among others.

Watch great plays at the Theatre IV and modern movies at Byrd Theatre in Richmond. Take a stroll at Virginia’s popular parks, the Kings Dominion at the north of Richmond and Waterworks, a combined water park.

Enjoy a meal at the Chesapeake Bay where the nation’s best seafood is produced. Order their specialty dishes of crab and oysters for the authentic experience.

How to get around within Virginia

The main transportation option around Virginia—as it is in other states in the US—is by car. There are, however, public transportations serving the Northern Virginia suburbs, connecting Washington DC.

Trains go from north and south in between Northern Virginia or DC area to Richmond. There are Amtrak trains going from Richmond to Norfolk/Newport News and vice versa, and runs out to the western panhandle. A third line meanwhile crosses the western panhandle, going north to Charlottesville, all the way up to northern Virginia.

You may also take the commuter rail line, Virginia Railway Express, coming from Washington DC to points as far as Manassas and Fredericksburg. The Washington Metro, on the other hand, serves Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County.

When navigating around Virginia, it is best to stay at state roads in the mountains or rest stops as major highways because most officers from Virginia State Police check on travellers on the road.

How to get there

Major cities in Virginia have airports serving them with international and domestic scheduled flights running daily.

Northern Virginia, for instance, has Washington-Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is considered as the best airport in the state because it is near the Metro Rail system. International flights, however, are handled by Washington-Dulles International Airport.

Other airports offering international flights are the Richmond International Airport for Central and South Virginia and Norfolk International Airport for Eastern Virginia. Smaller airports serve Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Ronoake.

Flights to Virginia

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