Hello and welcome to Amazing Tavel Adventures – Virginia. Here I am sharing my travel destination guide for all things Virginia. Let’s explore ad discover parks, bridges, universities and so much more. Let’s travel Virginia style!
Parks and Parks and Parks – Virginia
1. Shenandoah National Park follows the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The Park offers Skyline drive which allows you to drive the entire length of the Park. The Park also offers several hiking trails ranked at all levels, to experience amazing forests, wetlands and rocky peaks. Check out www.nps.gov or click here for restriction updates, hours and trails.
2. First Landing State Park is located on Cape Henry in North Virginia Beach. The Park is the first planned state park in Virginia and has over 1 million visitors per year. Swimming, biking, hiking, camping are just a few of what this amazing adventure offers. To learn more about the park, make a reservation or check hours go to www.dcr.virginia.gov or click here.
3. Great Falls Park is located in McLean, Virginia. The Falls are part of 14 miles of rapids and waterfalls flowing along the length of the Potomac River. The Park has several great hiking trails, historical sites and waterfalls. Visitor restrictions are still in effect at the time of this post. To see updates, hours and more check out their website at nps.gov or click here.
Caverns and Bridges and Kings – Virginia
1. Luray Caverns are located in Luray, Virginia. The Caverns are currently open at the time of this blog post. Self guided tours can depart throughout the day. They are requesting visitors maintain a safe social distance. Discovered in 1878 the Cave, now Cavern, offers visitors stalagmites, flowstone, mud flows and so much more. To view restriction updates, schedules and ticket prices go to www.luraycaverns.com or click here.
2. Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel is over 17 miles crossing over and under the Chesapeake Bay. The bridge / tunnel connects Virginia and Delaware. The toll at the time of this blog post is $12 one way for cars. It is an unusual adventure but one you will remember for a lifetime. For more history, engineering, toll costs and more visit www.cbbt.com or click here.
3. The King Neptune Statue can be found at Virginia Beach, Virginia. The statue was created by Paul DiPasquale and stands over 25 feet high. It is a great photo opportunity as well as the entrance to Neptune Park. Neptune’s Park offers nightly entertainment during the summer. The FREE summer concert series performers can be found at www.virginia.org or click here. Live music. Salty air. And a cocktail with a little umbrella in it is my favorite way to spend my summer.
State Lines and University Secrets and Lighthouses – Virginia
1. State Street is located in Bristol Virginia and Bristol Tennessee. One street, two states. Where the two states meet, so does an amazing historic downtown, art galleries, restaurants, specialty shops and so much more.
2. I couldn’t talk about the University of Virginia without talking about The Seven Society. The University is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The rotunda, where the symbol can be found, was created by Thomas Jefferson. The symbols painted below the statue of Thomas Jefferson represent secret societies at the University. Some of the societies are more than a century old. To learn more about the Univeristy visit www.virginia.edu or click here. Of course there isn’t a website to learn more about U of V secret societies!
3. Cape Henry Lighthouses are located at Cape Henry within the Fort Story military base. The first lighthouse was built 1792 helping guide ships to and through the southern entrance of Chesapeake Bay. The “new” lighthouse was built in 1881 and continues on the tradition of its predecessor. To plan your visit go to www.preservationvirginia.org or click here.
A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – Virginia
Thank you for joining me as we explored and discovered Amazing Travel Adventures – Virginia. We discovered so many new treasures Virginia style. New favorites to add to my list include Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel ( of course the bridge is on my list!) and the secret societies at University of Virginia. I am a super fan of bridges and mysteries, and Virginia did not disappoint. Did your favorite Virginia adventure make my list? If not, please share in the comments. I love discovering new treasures.
Looking for more East Coast adventures? Check out my Blog Post A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – North Carolina or click here. Discover Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, the location of the Woolworth Sit In and so much more.
Until Next Time,
Erin at Wonder Lesch