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5 Reasons to Visit Virginia

This Southern state is beautiful no matter the season. 

Most people are not traveling these days thanks to the pandemic. But we all know that this will pass and soon we will be able to cross traveling off our bucket lists again. If you have Virginia on your “places to visit” list, there are many more things this paradise has to offer than just the beaches. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit Virginia.

One of the most compelling reasons to visit Virginia is that it is beautiful in every season. This Southern district has four distinct seasons, and each one is magnificent in its own way. The beaches, lakes, mountains, rivers, cities and landscapes change with each season to form a whole year of experiences. And all of these can be enjoyed at state and national parks.

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Best Romantic Getaway

Not only is every season an amazing beauty in the state, but Virginia is also a great romantic getaway. The state even uses the slogan “Virginia is for lovers.” Even if you and your partner have been together for years, visiting a romantic place in a year can improve your relationship, and Virginia could be the best romantic destination. A weekend trip with your partner to beautiful Virginia beaches or swanky resorts is sure to be a romantic experience. Winter offers an even more romance as couples can get cozy with amazing fireplaces, spas and restaurants. You and your special someone can even rent a romantic cabin.

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Breweries & Wineries

Visitors simply must taste the local ales and wines. There are more than 270 wineries near Albemarle County. Some, such as Jefferson Vineyards and Afton Mountain Vineyards, even offer cozy homes you can rent on the vineyard property. So wine enthusiasts can enjoy a peaceful stay only a short walk away from the vineyards’ tasting rooms. Sadly, some vineyards aren’t offering wine tastings at the moment, due to COVID-19, but you can still purchase and enjoy local wines on the property. Local brews and wines are the best way to taste the coastal state’s aroma, and if you are into vaping, CBD vape is also legal here for those who are over 21 years old. Smokable hemp products are also legal in Virginia.

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Virginia Beaches

Most come to Virginia during the summer for the beaches. Whether it is Boardwalk, Croatan or other beaches, Virginia has sand and views for people with distinct preferences. The Virginia Boardwalk is popular for socializing and meeting other tourists, while Croatan is the best choice to discover the culture and meet locals. Croatan is also great for surfing, as it has waves for both pro and beginner surfers.

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Breathtaking Mountain Scenery

The mountains from this part of America have been mentioned in various books, music and poems. Visiting the Appalachian Trail may grant you your turn to create your story in the highlands. We suggest watching videos on YouTube and reading some articles about Virginia’s mountains to inspire you to go hiking or take roadways to enjoy the spectacular beauty. The Appalachian Trail could be the best destination for hikers, while Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive are the best routes to enjoy the mountain views through the roadways.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, as there many more reasons to visit Virginia. If you have been to these beautiful places or other hidden treasures of Virginia, then share your experience in the comment section.

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