Travel To Virginia

Travel to Virginia

Travel to Virginia and experience true southern hospitality and an up-close look at American history. The 2,700-acre National Battlefield in Petersburg is the site where the Confederate soldiers lost their battle for Richmond, while the Museum of the Confederacy and the Valentine Museum pay homage to the tragedy of the Civil War. The city of Arlington lies across the Potomac River from Washington DC, and is home to the National Cemetery, the final resting place for famous people such as John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Joe Louis. Recreational enthusiasts will find a great selection of activities in the Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia is composed of a vast landscape that includes the Appalachian, Southwest and Blue Ridge Mountains. The state has an area of 110,784 square kilometres, making it the thirty-fifth largest state. Trips to Virginia can be extended to the bordering states of Maryland, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Those considering trips to Virginia should be aware of its mild, humid coastal climate. Temperatures become increasingly cooler with the rising altitudes as one moves westward. In Richmond, the temperature ranges from 2°C in January to 26°C in July. The frost-free growing season ranges from about 140 days in the mountains of the extreme west to over 250 in the Norfolk area. Annual precipitation in Virginia is roughly 115 centimetres, though average snowfall varies from 38 centimetres in Richmond to only 20 centimetres in Norfolk. Travel to Virginia today!

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