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From the Atlantic Ocean to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia golf promises great beauty and geographic diversity.
The different regions welcome Virginia visitors to a wide range of outdoor activities, such as snowskiing in the mountains and playing golf in the valley both in the same day! Golfing, hiking, bicycling and camping are year-around activities in Virginia, and the coastal regions provide plenty of opportunity for year-around water sports.
Richmond *State Capitol
Richmond is the capital of Virginia and one of America’s most historic cities.
Richmond - History, Art and Culture
Richmond has a significant art community, and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts is consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation.
Tthere are also several attractions nearby, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Richmond Symphony, and the Richmond Ballet.
The Byrd Theatre in Carytown is a classical movie theater from the 1920s era that still features movies on a regular basis, and has become popular among the college student population, particularly due to its low ticket price of $2.00.
The Science Museum of Virginia is housed in the neoclassical Union Station, designed by Beaux-Arts-trained John Russell Pope in 1919.
Adjacent to the Science Museum is the Richmond Children's Museum, a fun-filled museum for children with many hands-on activities.
St. John's Church, the site of Patrick Henry's famous, "Give me liberty or give me death" speech.
Edgar Allan Poe Museum features many of his writings and other things from his life
The John Marshall House, the home of the former Chief Justice of the United States
Hollywood Cemetery is also the burial grounds of two U.S. Presidents as well as many other civil war officers and soldiers.
*Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.
The parkway follows the Appalachian Mountain chain and provides some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, ranging from 650 to 6,000 feet in elevation.
A hundred species of trees, a variety of flowering shrubs and wildflowers as well 54 different mammals and 59 species of birds live along the parkway, more than the entire European continent!
Skyline Drive connects to the northernmost section of the parkway, winding along the crest of the mountains from Waynesboro northward 105 miles to Front Royal..
Developed sites along the parkway make it easy to stop, park, stretch, visit restrooms and exhibits, hike and get a bite to eat. Lodging and campgrounds are available with opportunities to fish and view wildlife.
As the world's largest living history museum, the entire colonial town stays in character 24 hours a day — shop keepers, townsfolk, children at play, farm families, marching militia, tavern folks — encouraging you to immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the 18th century and have plenty of fun doing it.
The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum features an extensive collection of American and British antiques, showcasing the diversity of the Virginia colonists.
Young patriots can enjoy hands-on activities and exhbitis throughout the winter, such as Wee Folk, Map Quest and Crack the Code.
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Thomas Jefferson's architectural masterpiece and beloved mountaintop home. The gardens at Monticello were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world. The Monticello plantation of 5,000 acres was a center of agriculture and industry, and was home not only to the Jefferson family, but to workers, black and white, enslaved and free.
Information (weekdays 9 am-5 pm): (434) 984-9822
Recorded visitor information: (434) 984-9800
Monticello is on Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) in Albemarle County, near Interstate 64 Exit 121, approximately 5 miles from downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, 70 miles from Richmond, 110 miles from Williamsburg and 125 miles from Washington, D.C.
Virginia is divided into the following 5 regions:
- Tidewater - Stretching from the Atlantic coast to the fall line
- East of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Tidewater Region
Blue Ridge Mountains
- East of the Appalachian Mountains to the Blue Ridge Mountain Region
Valley and Ridge
- Appalachian Mountains and Shenandoah Valley Region
- West of the Appalachian Mountains
Virginia National Park
Shenandoah National Park
The valley that bears its' name is certainly the most beautiful
in Virginia; an idyllic landscape of hills and pastures crossed by
a majestic river bordered on each side by superb mountains.
The park is the habitat of stags, wildcats, bears, salamanders
and several types of venomous snakes. 200 species of birds are
Virginia is truly a four-season destination with the geography and climate to match every outdoor activity, adventure and sport.
Virginia has a sub-tropical climate. There is frost in the winter and it can be hot and sticky during the summer.
Virginia has five distinct climate regions: the Tidewater, Piedmont, Northern Virginia, Western Mountain and Southwestern Mountain.
Typical Fall Foliage Peak Color is October 10-20 in the Southwestern Mountain Climate Region; Oct. 15-25 in the Western Mountain, Northern Virginia and western Piedmont Climate Regions; and Oct. 20-31 for the eastern Piedmont and Tidewater Climate Regions.
Average Temperatures (°F) in Richmond
Virginia Tourism Corporation
901 E. Byrd St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (800) VISIT VA