Central and Western Virginia Travel Guide
Plan Your Central and Western Virginia Vacation
The fertile hills of the Shenandoah Valley reminded Colonial settlers from Germany, Ireland, and Britain of the homelands they left behind. They brought an agrarian lifestyle and Protestant beliefs that eventually spread across much of the Midwest. Today the valley is full of historic, cultural, and geological places of interest, including Civil War sites; Woodrow Wilson's birthplace and a reproduction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, both at Staunton; many beautifully adorned caverns; and the famous hot mineral springs in aptly named Bath County.
Both locally owned and major chain motels and hotels are plentiful along the interstate highways (I-81, I-64, I-77, I-66),... read more
Since Charlottesville is a college town, most restaurants are very casual. You will need reservations for popular... read more
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Witness the Thomas Jefferson Triumvirate: Explore this renaissance leader's passion for architecture and agriculture at Monticello,... Read more
Southwest Virginia's hills and valleys have long reverberated with the sounds of fiddles, banjoes, mandolins, and acoustic guitars.... Read more
One of the nation's foremost statesmen, Jefferson is best known for his first contribution to the country: drafting the Declaration of... Read more
Jamestown's Colonial settlers are believed to have made the first wine in Virginia, and Thomas Jefferson is touted as the father of... Read more
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