Since the formation of its first permanent settlement by English settlers, Virginia has served a critical role in the history of the United States. Today, this scenic state offers diverse attractions for its large population and endless stream of tourists. History fans can take a trip back in time through museums and recreated colonial villages, and city lovers can find enough museums, special events and shopping destinations to complete their vacation.
- Town Point Park 201 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510 in Norfolk, VA.
More than 30 Virginia wineries are featured in this outdoor festival that is rich with tasty treats and non-stop music. Beer lovers will appreciate the offering s from microbrews while shoppers can hunt down the perfect wine accessories.
- Address: work 24th Street at Oceanfront Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Map It in Virginia beach, VA.
Brewmasters from around the world travel to Virginia Beach in October to showcase more than 50 selections, including stouts, lagers, cream ales, IPAs and fruit beers. Admission provides guests with an unlimited number of samplings and a souvenir glass. Vendors will sell food and attendees are invited to enjoy free live musical performances.
- Williamsburg, Virginia in Williamsburg, VA.
Colonial Williamsburg kicks off the holiday season with a special event featuring candle lighting, music and fireworks. Three separate displays of fireworks will illuminate the sky over the Magazine, the Governor's Palace and the Capitol. The event is held in December on the first Sunday.
- Dulles Expo Center 4320 Brookfield Corporate Drive Chantilly, VA 20153 in Chantilly, VA.
More than 300 artisans are on hand to show off arts and crafts during this December festival. National and local artists present their best works to thousands of visitors. Displays range from sculpture to jewelry to furniture.
- Williamsburg, Va. in Williamsburg, VA.
Six million lights adorn Busch Gardens, transforming it into a holiday wonderland for all ages. Visit Santa's workshop in Christmas Town and see the amazing 50-foot tall Christmas tree with light animations. Shop for unique gifts while sipping peppermint fudge hot chocolate.