Expert Travel Advice to Virginia

Top Answers To Virginia Travel Questions

  • 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.
  • 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:
    Absolutely not! Va Beach bills itself as a "FAMILY RESORT" and that means no drinking or partying on the beach unless the city is selling the alcohol then its okay. As a matter of fact, it's even illegal to curse on the resort strip during tourist season. I kid u not.
  • 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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