Sunday, July 31, 2016

Websites to help plan a vacation in Virginia

Virginia’s tourism slogan is Virginia is for Lovers and if you are like so many other visitors, you will find yourself in love with this amazing state. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia really is the perfect place for lovers and for families as well. is the official website of the state of Virginia. It has one of the most attractive slide shows of any of the travel websites. It is large, it covers the full width of the screen and has seven screens that rotate. The screens will change with the seasons to give you up to the minute information. For Summer 2015 this includes Craft Beers, Summer Fun, Theme Parks and Big Name Concerts just to name a few.

Under the slideshow is a section called Now In Virginia which has six sections that again will change as the season's change and under that a section called Virginia Experiences. The site offers the option to search for upcoming events by a wide variety of categories within a date range and by region.

Above the slideshow, there are tabs that you can click for additional information. Welcome offers general information that will apply to most visitors, there are Maps of regions, Deals, suggestions for Things to Do, Events, and Places to Stay.

This is a great looking site with loads of really valuable information. It is the place to start your research when it comes to a Virginia vacation.The site includes a trip planner so you can save what you find and you can also order the 2015 Travel Guide.

Visit Richmond is the website of the capital of Virginia, Richmond. This historic city which was also the capital of the Confederacy has a lot to offer to any visitor. This website is a great way to discover all the things you should do if Richmond is part of your Virginia vacation plans.

Two sets of tabs are located on the homepage, one at the top and one larger set above the slide show. The top set offers help to media and meeting planners but also offers Civil War and Emancipation and Sports. The Civil War and Emancipation tab brings you to another page where there are links to such topics as Civil War Sites, Battlefields, Lincoln Tours, Civil War Events and Slavery and Emancipation. If you are visiting Richmond with the Civil War experience in mind, this site will certainly provide that.

The second set of tabs includes Things to Do, Events, Where to Stay, Plan Your Trip and About the Area. A very useful and easy to navigate website for tourists who are considering making their base in or near Richmond.

Visit Williamsburg is a great place to start your research for a visit to one of Virginia’s most popular destinations. It is not the official site for Colonial Williamsburg which has its own site. While most visitors to the area will want to visit Colonial Williamsburg, there are lots of other things to see and do in the area. The slide show on the Visit Williamsburg site offers a variety of freedoms that visiting the area provides including the Freedom to Relax, The Freedom to have Fun and The Freedom to be Curious.

Visit Williamsburg includes Busch Gardens, Yorktown and Jamestown and all the wonderful museums associated with these areas. Known as the Historic Triangle, Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown offer a very family friendly vacation environment.

When you are planning a visit to Virginia, you will want to use the best Virginia travel websites to plan your trip. You can start with these suggestions and I am sure you will find some that meet your needs. 

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