Situated midway up the Eastern Seaboard, the US state of Virginia is one of the most historic and scenic places to visit. It has more than 250 Civil War sites to please history buffs and Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, has fine buildings and many cultural attractions. Willimsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown are popular places for visitors. To the west of the state is the Shenandaoh Valley offering hills, caverns and waterfalls and is particularly beautiful in the autumn.
Virginia has some of America’s oldest and most scenic byways, making it ideal for road tours from your Virginia holiday rental base. It is also a beautiful state for hiking and biking, horse riding or exploring the waterways by boat or canoe. The Appalachian Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley are ideal for outdoor activities with magnificent caves and waterfalls. Canoeing, kayaking and white water rafting can all be enjoyed in this action-packed state. Chesapeake Bay offers sailing, boat trips, fishing, swimming, jet skiing and almost every other water-based activity you can think of. Visitors can take whale-watching tours to see humpback whales and dolphins.Virginia also has more than 100 wineries, so wine tours and tastings are popular around your Virginia holiday rental.
Norfolk is an important seaport and is home to one of the largest naval bases in the world. Virginia Beach nearby is a busy seaside resort with sandy beaches, shopping and nightlife as well as excellent restaurants. The Chesapeake Bay offers plenty of scenic beauty and attractions. It produces much of America’s seafood from its oyster farms and fishing industry. The Chincoteague Festival draws thousands to see the pony round up each summer. Richmond is a graceful historic city and its fine architecture, parks and monuments are best explored on a walking tour. There are many Civil War battlegrounds for those interested in historic tours from the well-located holiday rentals in Virginia. Colonial Virginia can be discovered in historic Williamsburg, reconstructed and lived in as a historic 18th century settlement. Jamestown, the birthplace of the USA, and Yorktown are also worth a visit from your Virginia holiday rental.
Virginia has beautiful weather for making the most of the area from spring through autumn. Temperatures average 31°C (88°F) in July and fall to around 7°C (45°F) in January with some freezing temperatures at night. Virginia has rain throughout the year with 3-5 inches falling in every month.
There are many flights each day into nearby Washington Dulles International (IAD) Airport and the Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport in Maryland. Holiday rentals in Virginia are also well served by the Norfolk International (ORF) Airport which is 8km (5 miles) northeast of downtown Norfolk. There are shuttle buses and taxis available, or pick up a hire car before heading for your Virginia holiday home.