Expert Travel Advice to Virginia

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  • dan answered:
    Not sure if this counts as historical or not but a tour of the infamous Eastern State Penitentiary might be a fun. You can see some of the sites in Philly's Old City and catch a bus near the Constitution Center for a short ride to the prison: http://www.easternstate.org And of course everyone can run the Rocky steps in front of the Philly Art Museum.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Why not head down to Skyline Drive? it's definitely the quietest time of the year, but it'll be a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of NOVA. You can walk the many trails it offers and enjoy the clean, crisp winter air. Or you could just spend your time indoors next to the fire place or in a hot tub outside.
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    If you get the opportunity, I would suggest visiting Williamsburg. The Historic Area is beautiful and rather extraordinary to see. Should you venture into Merchants Square in Colonial Williamsburg, be sure to stop by the Cheese Shop for gourmet goodies, delicious sandwiches and more! I would also recommend Historic Jamestowne - just a short drive from Colonial Williamsburg, if you take the Parkway. It too is beautiful and "untouched." Plus, the archaeological excavation is extremely fascinating. Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown is quite fun as well - with the beach, shopping and dining. I can't seem to narrow it down... Hope this helps! :)
  • Alistair answered:
    You don't say where in Virginia you're heading, or from which part of Georgia you're leaving, Crystal, though I'd say you basically have three options if you want to stick on the interstates: the I-95 route that takes you through the Carolinas and up toward Richmond; the route through North Carolina's central belt and then joining I-95 (boring, speaking from personal experience); or the route from Atlanta that will you take up I-75 and then I-81 past Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Bristol. I actually just drove the latter a few days ago and think this would be the most interesting one for a road trip. Possible side trips could include a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and/or the Blue Ridge Parkway by way of Asheville. Another area I'd recommend visiting would the mountainous southern part of Virginia between Bristol and Roanoke. Great hiking at places like Grayson Highlands State Park and Mount Rogers Recreation Area. There's also a fun rail-trail that you can bike, the Virginia Creeper Trail, if the weather's not too cold. Also, this area is famous for its bluegrass and folk music, so perhaps you can join a local jam in a town like Floyd (there's actually one scheduled for March 4 at The Floyd Country Store). Lastly, Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive runs parallel to I-81 if you want to get off the interstate further north. There's some nice views up there -- who knows, with this year's warm weather the spring blooms might even be showing!

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