Virginia Mini Guide
Virginia is a southern American state with a rich history which was home to eight presidents including Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Woodrow Wilson.
Bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north by Washington
D.C and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia is attractive to tourists because of the wealth of outdoor enjoyments and cultural pursuits it offers.
At the seaside the resort city of Virginia Beach has a perfect climate, sandy beaches and a long boardwalk while Colonial Williamsburg is an interesting place to visit for anyone wanting to know more about the American Revolution. You can get to Eastern Virginia by flying into Norfolk international airport. The best way to get around Virginia is to pick up your Rhino rental car from the state’s largest city. Car rental Richmond allows you to navigate what is one of America’s oldest cities and the capital of the commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia was one of 13 original British colonies).
It is also possible to drive on the interstate 95 from Richmond two hours north to the country’s capitol of Washington D.C and see sights like the White House. Washington Dulles airport is used as one of the main air hubs for getting into northern Virginia.
Alternatively you can drive to the Shenandoah National Park, a mountainous area which played an important role during the American civil war when it was known as the ‘Breadbasket of the Confederacy’.
You will definitely need a car to get around and see sights such as the limestone Luray Caverns and the New Market Battlefield. Virginia is home to Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, James Madison University and the College of William and Mary which is where Thomas Jefferson went to school. Much of the state is farmland with tobacco production taking place there. The rivers flowing through Virginia have made it very fertile.