Whoever said that “Virginia Is for Lovers” did not know where to look. Located in the south eastern part of the US, Virginia is popular for its long Atlantic coastline mapped out by sandy beaches and delicious food joints. If you’re visiting the state with your friends, below are four exciting activities to try out.
See a County Fair
Despite modern restaurants and accommodations, Virginia is still deeply rooted in its agricultural heritage as apparent in their regular county fairs. Held every August, head on to the Prince William County Fair and enjoy wine tastings, derbies, rodeos, and mechanical bulls, or to the Shenandoah County Fair, which runs every September.
Experience the Beach
Virginia boasts of lovely beaches, which are great destinations for youngsters and families. One of the most popular is the Virginia Beach, a three-mile boardwalk surrounded by shops, restaurants, and attractions like the Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Virginia Aquarium. If you’re looking for a more serene experience, head on to Cape Charles Beach or Jamestown Beach.
Feast on Delicious Food
Home to iconic dishes and wines, Virginia has plenty to offer for the hungry millennial. For starters, munch on delicious tacos in one of the many Mexican restaurants in Alexandria, VA. Fried pies and oysters are also must-tries when in Staunton and the Chesapeake Bay, respectively. If you’re looking for something to drink, don’t skip on Norton Wine which highlights the grapes’ soft tannins and flavors of cherry and plum.
Have Fun in a Music Festival
Virginia hosts numerous music festivals all-year round. Some of the most notable are the American Music Festival (held every September in Virginia Beach) and the Lockn’ Festival (held every August at the Oak Ridge Farm and Infinity Downs Farm in Nelson County.) Both festivals boast of diverse lineups and outdoor activities.
Plan a weekend in Virginia and make sure to invite all your friends. Rent a van and book a hotel for a one-of-a-kind vacation in the state.