Virginia – when we think of Virginia we instantly think of the tune by Train “Meet Virginia” – great song by the way. Come to find though – there is so much history in Virginia that this fact alone makes us want to go! Not only is there amazing history – but beautiful nature as well! We’re talking about the Appalachian Trail – springs – Caverns – Mountains and waterfalls. Check it out and make Virginia a place to visit with your lover
1. Visit Historic Jamestown
Prepare to embark on a journey to 17th-century Virginia. The world of America’s first permanent English colony, founded in 1607 – 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, comes to life through film, gallery exhibits and outdoor living history.
2. Explore Luray Caverns
Take a 45 minute walk through a colorful cavern with a guide explaining the history and pointing out exquisite pieces of natural formations!
3. Sit Atop McAfee Knob
Arguably one of the most photographed spots on the Appalachian Trail, and we can see why.
4. Be Impressed By The City Of Williamsburg
Williamsburg, capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1780, is known for the significant role it played in the American Revolution. Williamsburg was a city that was home to many scholars such as Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler. In 1780 the capital was moved to Richmond where it remains today. There are so many historic places to visit including:
- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Art Museum: see historic objects restored and on display from toys to paintings to furniture from the 19th century
- Governor’s Palace: see how the governor lived in this historically accurate refurbished home with complete restoration and guided tours.
- Bruton Parish Episcopalian Church: One of the oldest churches in the area, this historic site was the spiritual guide for people such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson
5. Find Dark Hollow Falls
Great hike in Shenandoah National Park! Dark Hollow Waterfalls is an awesome place to swim when you finally reach this beautiful destination! The hike is about 1.5 miles so be sure to wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water.
6. Bike High Bridge Trail State Park
The majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the longest in the United States.
7. Take A Swim In Devils Bathtub
This natural wonder is tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains on Devil’s Fork Loop Trail! This is a great hiking trail, you can also find a few geocaches in the area and the best find is definitely this Devil’s Bathtub!
8. Visit George Washington’s House
Visit and you will know why George Washington loved the property, so well preserved in a manner that represents what our nation’s father “built.” The overwhelming presence of President Washington can be felt everywhere – you can even see the very bed Father of our Nation died on – insane.
9. Find This Spot And Sit Here On The Blue Ridge Mountains
The Blue Ridge Mountains – so beautiful – so scenic – so romantic. We literally want to jump into this picture and be awestruck by natures beauty.
10. Walk Around Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
If you are anywhere in the Charlottesville area this is a MUST SEE! Do the sunset tour which is offered in the summer on rare occasions. It allows you to visit the top floor and to walk around the grounds until 8:00 at night. It is worth the extra money if you are with your significant other as you almost have the beautiful grounds to yourself.