Located just south of Washington, DC on the USA's mid-Atlantic coast, Virginia is the perfect choice to experience the real America. Your arrival is made easy through Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia, which offers more than 230 weekly arrivals from 30 markets around the world.

Virginia is home to premier historic American sites such as Colonial WilliamsburgMonticelloMount Vernon, and Jamestown, the New World's first permanent English settlement, founded in 1607. Home to eight American presidents, Virginia was also the site of America's battle for independence, and more major Civil War battles were fought in here than any other state.

The temperate climate makes possible a full range of recreational activities year-round, including camping, horseback riding, fishing, bicycling and golfing. Millions of acres of national forests with massive 300-year old hemlocks and limestone rock formations provide a refuge for rare plants and animals. Hikers enjoy Virginia's 500-plus miles of the Appalachian Trail, a green footpath stretching from Maine to Georgia.

Virginia combines rich history, diverse culture, beautiful scenery, true relaxation, and friendly people - from the Atlantic Ocean beaches at Virginia Beach to the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, to the bustling cities scattered throughout, giving a full view of the American personality and lifestyle. 

For even more about the slogans, geography, symbols, and fast facts, visit Virginia.org!

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