Virginia

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.

Explore the Commonwealth of Virginia
Assateague Island National Seashore
Blue Ridge Mountains in autumn
Biking the Virginia Creeper Trail (photo credit: Cameron Davidson)
Peaks of Otter Winery
Gadsby's Tavern
Mount Vernon, the scenic estate of George Washington
Touring the American Civil War Center in Richmond
Fun at historic Jamestown Settlement
Sailing in Norfolk
Roanoke Farmers Market
Stony Man Summit in Shenandoah National Park

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.

Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Film Festival features over 100 films and nearly as many guests each year, showcasing the best of contemporary and classic films alike while shining a spotlight on a wide variety of cultural issues and themes.

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Fall Harvest Family Days

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, celebrates the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days! Enjoy autumn activities including wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, 18th -century dancing demonstrations, a straw bale maze, farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations, apple-roasting, corn husk dolls demonstrations and early-American games and music. Potomac River sightseeing cruises are half-price this weekend only. 

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Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

Hosted at George Washington's Mount Vernon, festival goers will enjoy live blues music and spectacular views of the Potomac River while sampling wine from 17 Virginia wineries. Experience an evening tour of the Washingtons’ home including a visit to the basement where Washington stored his wine.

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Colonial Market & Fair

Hosted at George Washington's Mount Vernon, this market and fair features fifty colonial-attired artisans demonstrating 18th-century crafts and selling traditional, lively Revolutionary War military drills and 18th-century entertainment including music, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, puppet and magic shows. There will also be hearty specialty food for sale, costumed interpreters demonstrating the 18th-century chocolate-making process, and free 40-minute sightseeing cruises on the Potomac River, courtesy of Spirit Cruises and Potomac Riverboat Company (while supplies last).

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An American Celebration

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, salutes America's first commander-in-chief during its annual Independence Day event. Enjoy a dazzling daytime fireworks display over the Potomac River,  special military re-enactments throughout the day, free birthday cake for all (while supplies last) and a visit from the “first” first couple, “General and Mrs. Washington.” 

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Heritage Harvest Festival

This annual harvest festival celebrates the revolutionary gardener, Thomas Jefferson, at his scenic mountain home, Monticello. Enjoy more than 100 educational programs, hands-on workshops, garden tours, heirloom fruit and vegetable tastings, lessons on seed saving and gardening, a local food marketplace, children's activities and more.

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Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival

The second full weekend in October, a Rebec Vineyards in Amherst County hosts the Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival which embraces food, wine, live entertainment, arts, crafts and garlic! There are five stages with music and entertainment, including Garlic Cooking, Garlic King, Queen and Jr. Queen Contests.

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Suffolk Peanut Festival

Every October, the City of Suffolk celebrates its peanut history with a four-day family-oriented Suffolk Peanut Festival. The popular event offers a wide range of activities including fireworks, a shrimp feast, demolition derby, peanut butter sculpture contest and carnival rides.

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Quicken Loans National

The field at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club will consist of 120 top PGA TOUR professionals from around the world, competing for their share of a $6.5 million purse. The National has grown into one of the premier stops on the PGA TOUR, boasting an impressive list of champions -- K.J. Choi, Anthony Kim, Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Nick Watney and Bill Haas. The event raises funds and awareness for the Tiger Woods Foundation and pays tribute to our armed forces. 

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