The World Road Cycling Championships (Worlds) is cycling’s pinnacle event, spanning nine days and featuring 12 Championship races for Elite Men and Women, Under 23 Men and Junior Men and Women. It is a rare opportunity for athletes to compete for their country, just as they do during the Olympic Games. The Worlds is truly one of the great global sporting events. It is covered by more than 500 media outlets from around the world and is broadcast live to a global audience of more than 300 million people.
Virginia’s rich history, culture and spectacular scenery, from beautiful beaches to mountains, make it a perfect holiday playground. Don’t miss its award-winning wines.
From soaring mountains to scenic Atlantic Coast beaches, the Commonwealth of Virginia is diverse enough to feed every passion. You'll discover outdoor adventures, historic sites, compelling museums, unique restaurants and 22 winding wine trails to explore.
The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming is an annual festival celebrating the music and culture of Southwest Virginia. Concerts celebrating old-time, bluegrass, gospel, traditional singing and dance, and many other styles will be presented in over 30 different communities where this musical heritage lives and breathes. Come for the evening concerts and stay for a wide variety of cultural experiences including community meals, gallery exhibits, history walks, artisan demonstrations, outdoor adventures, scenic drives, workshops, educational opportunities and much more.
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is a unique historic, natural, and scenic region with a bucolic countryside consisting of farms, wineries, forests, waterways, rolling hills, mountain views and unspoiled landscapes that can be explored via the JTHG National Scenic Byway.
Commemorate the 408th anniversary of the 1607 founding of Jamestown, America’s first permanent English colony, during special programs on Powhatan Indian and English interactions, military and maritime displays, family-friendly tours and activities, and traditional music and entertainment.
Celebrate the spirit of the season at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town™. Christmas Town brings holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows, delicious holiday dining and festive shopping opportunities. Experience Christmas traditions from around the world and keep warm with a mug of Busch Gardens' signature hot chocolate. This year, Christmas Town is brighter than ever with more than eight million lights. Of course, no visit would be complete without a stop at the North Pole to see Santa's workshop and meet the jolly old elf-himself.
From the mountains of the Blue Ridge to the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia's natural beauty is unmatched, particularly in the splendor of autumn.
The Virginia International Tattoo — long regarded as the most patriotic of the world’s great tattoos — thrills audiences year after year with an awe-inspiring spectacle of music and might. A brand new show every year, the Tattoo is more than a performance, it is an experience.