While we often think of travel as going to foreign and exotic places, moving back to my home state of Virginia – whose motto is “Virginia is for Lovers” – earlier this year has made me realize that there’s a lot in my own backyard I haven’t explored.
Virginia, in the briefest terms:
- Has mountains, farmland, cities, and beaches
- Is smack in the middle of the United States east coast
- Is the country’s fourth largest wine producing state, with over 250 wineries
- Has a new brewery open every week!
- Is a great place to learn about American history – several former presidents are from Virginia, and Jamestown, the country’s first English settlement, is here
- Has a revitalized farm-to-table movement in large and small towns alike
Let me show you what my state is all about.
From cities like state-capital Richmond, where breweries and activities on the James River don’t disappoint.
To Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County wine country.
To the mountains of Shenandoah National Park.
Bright colors, murals, and the message of love, along the way.
To quaint beach towns like Colonial Beach, Virginia.
And the waterfalls of Great Falls Park.
There’s so much to see and do in Virginia – I urge you, come visit and see what we’re all about.
Have you been to Virginia? What would you most like to see?
5 thoughts on “Embracing My State: Virginia is for Lovers”
Great post! I love this! Being from Maryland, I’ve been to Virginia some times, but mostly just passing through. I got my first tattoo in Winchester, VA. lol I love the mountain scenery. I was in Loudoun County last year for my cousin’s wedding.
Thanks! Yes, Winchester and Loudoun County are really pretty. I’d love to do a similar post to this but on Maryland – lots of great places there as well. 🙂
Awesome post! I came to Virginia this year to attend college at Washington and Lee University, and I have completely fallen in love with it. It is a truly magical state!
It is! It’s so beautiful and there’s so much to explore. Enjoy your time here!