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.
- Address: work 2nd to 7th Streets Richmond, VA 23219 Map It in Richmond, VA
An offshoot of a national festival on the same theme, this free event celebrates the multicultural heritage of the United States. Held every October, the Folk Festival attracts as many as 200,000 people during its three-day run. Six stages showcase every genre of music, from funk to folk to international music and dance.
- Virginia Beach oceanfront along the boardwalk Virginia Beach, VA 23451 in Virginia Beach, VA
This is one of the oldest outdoor fine-arts shows on the East Coast with more than 200,000 visitors each year. Sculptors, craftspeople, painters and photographers attract collectors from across the nation during this summer festival.
- 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.