Holidaymakers looking for an area of the United States filled with fascinating history and heaps of activities should visit Central Virginia. Here visitors will find many interesting things to see and do on the eastern side of the country. There are numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments, B&BS and campgrounds.
Central Virginia offers lots of fun to visitors at any time of the year with many great trails to help hikers explore this part of the state. Not only that but there are plenty of beautiful places to go cycling and horse riding. Holidaymakers can go climbing and mountain biking in the warmer months or in the winter head to the ski slopes at resorts such as Wintergreen. There are numerous spots to try watersports such as swimming, fishing, sailing, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking. Golfers will find many excellent 18 and 9-hole courses in Central Virginia at places such as Harrisonburg as well as fabulous tennis facilities. Many towns have an excellent choice of bars and restaurants with dishes from around the world. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from local grocery stores and markets all over Central Virginia.
There are numerous interesting places to visit in Central Virginia including the city of Richmond. Here tourists will find many cultural attractions such as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Children’s Museum of Richmond and Richmond National Battlefield Park. The city also features some wonderful architecture like Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia State Capitol and Monumental Church. Charlottesville is also well worth a visit with Shenandoah National Park and the Virginia Discovery Museum particular highlights. Another fine city is Harrisonburg where holidaymakers can visit the Edith J Carrier Arboretum and the Virginia Quilt Museum amongst other attractions.
The hottest month of the year tends to be July with an average of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, whilst the coldest is January with an average of just 35 degrees. The rainfall totals vary little from month to month with May and September the wettest months averaging approximately 3.8 inches.
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is located in Central Virginia and has flights from many other U.S cities including Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), New York (JFK) and Washington Dulles (IAD) as well as Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) in Canada. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are car rental firms represented at Richmond Airport. Overseas visitors can fly to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and either get a connecting flight to Richmond or drive to Central Virginia. Richmond is about two hour’s drive from Dulles. Flights arrive at Dulles from many international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Brussels (BRU), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Tokyo-Narita (NRT), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. Taxis are available outside the terminal buildings and there are numerous car rental firms located at the airport.