On the Atlantic coast if Southern United States you find the commonwealth of Virginia. It is a massive state and also home to Colonial and Civil war history with historic cities and sites like Yorktown, Shenandoah National Park, Williamsburg, Richmond, Jamestown, and Arlington that attracts visitors by the thousands. Just outside Charlottesville is a National Historical Landmark, the Monticello, which is the former home of the president Thomas Jefferson. Another must see is the mountain scenery, beaches and glorious rivers. A place producing outstanding seafood is Chesapeake Bay region especially if oysters and crab are your favourites.
Virginia Cuisine and history
You will love exploring Virginia if you are a foodie and have a taste for authentic southern cuisine and if cultural exchange is on your mind you should know that one of the best ways to experience a place’s culture is through their cooking and food. The cuisine in Virginia is hugely southern influenced and visitors to the state enjoy regional and local specialities that include Brunswick stew, Smithfield ham, shoofly pie and local produce like tomatoes, apples, peanuts and peaches.
Some of the most pertinent historical sites in Virginia include colonial Williamsburg which is also Virginia’s most famous as living museum which house re-created homes that comes from the 18th century Revolutionary War and visitors could only imagine what life was like when wandering through restored and new replicas of old buildings.
The Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum is another outstanding historical city that was re-created of Eastland Woodland Indians that includes exhibitions and artefacts while visitors can walk on nature trails as Indians once did.
Oceana Naval Air Station offers summer tours and hugely interesting to visit the Aviation Historical Park, historical aircraft and military jets. Also Mount Vernon which was home to the United States first president George Washington. Here you can tour the mansion, gardens and estate, Washington’s tomb and slave memorial.