Cheap flights to Virginia

Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the South Atlantic region of the United States is also known as the “Old Dominion” as it was a former dominion of the English Crown, and “Mother of Presidents” because many United States president was born in Virginia. The state is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. The state capital is Richmond, while the largest city is Virginia Beach.

What to see & do

The Ridge and Valley region in Virginia is carbonate rock based, and is home to over 4,000 caves waiting to be explored. Furthermore, ecotourists can also check out Great Falls Park, the Appalachian Trail, and the Shenandoah National Park, which includes the scenic Skyline Drive. The state is also home to the Chesapeake Bay, the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, and the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Virginia also features attractions such as Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Williamsburg Historic District, Monticello, Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia Aquarium, Mount Vernon, Water Country USA, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Chrysler Museum of Art, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Military Aviation Museum, Marine Corps War Memorial, and Mount Trashmore Park, in addition to many more. When within Virginia, be sure to visit the Busch Gardens Williamsburg located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Formerly known as Busch Gardens Europe and Busch Gardens: The Old Country, it is a theme park within James City County that covers an area of around 380 acres of 155 hectares. The park opened in 1975 and has an estimated 50 rides in total with six roller coasters and four water rides. Operating within March to December, the park is known for rides such as Loch Ness Monster, Alpengeist, Verbolten, Grover’s Alpine Express, and Tempesto, to name a few. Do not also miss Virginia’s Mount Trashmore Park or Mount Trashmore, a landfill which was reused to serve as a city park within Virginia Beach. Opened in the early 1970s, the park occupies an area of around 165 acres and is around 18 metres or 60 feet in height, and 240 metres or 800 feet in length. Within the park is the Mount Trashmore Skate Park. It is a well-known spot for amateur and professional skateboarders alike, including Tony Hawk. The skate park covers an area of around 2,200 square metres and has a street course above-round with a seven-foot deep bowl. Another attraction within Mount Trashmore is the Kids’ Cove, which is a playground for children, which was built with their ideas and input.

How to get around within Virginia

Virginia can be explored by private modes of transportation, in addition to public transportation that is fairly common within the Northern Virginia suburbs. There are Amtrak trains that go from Norfolk or Newport News towards Richmond. Other train services include Virginia Railway Express or VRE, which serves the Washington, D.C. area in addition to Fredericksburg and Manassas, while the Washington Metro has rail stations within Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County.

How to get there

The five major airports that serve the U.S. state of Virginia are Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington County, Richmond International Airport in Sandston, Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News, and Norfolk International Airport in Norfolk. There are also other smaller airports that serve Virginia with limited commercial passenger service.

Flights to Virginia

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