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Top Tourist Destinations in Virginia

Virginia is steeped in history. The state produced four of the first five presidents, giving it a head start on the record of eight, the most of any state. Presidents' mansions, Mount Vernon and Monticello, are two of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Virginia also has the most Civil War battlefields of any state, as well as the sites where the Revolutionary War and the Civil War both ended.

The colonial capital of Williamsburg, which has been reconstructed to its 18th-century appearance, was one of the Revolutionary War's hotbeds. Tourists come here for more than simply the history. Some of the top things to do in Virginia are to see the state's natural treasures, such as Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, the barrier islands of Chincoteague and Assateague, and Shenandoah National Park.

Hiking and other outdoor activities are popular in the mountains, and long golden beaches are popular in the summer. Plan your visit to this fascinating state with our list of the top attractions in Virginia.