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.
- 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.