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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 14, 2015
Williamsburg or Shenandoah National Park  (5 Answers)

If I have to pick between the two which one should I go? I like history and nature, but I am unlikely to have time for both. Suggestions most welcome.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2014
things to do  (2 Answers)

we are going to stay Gordonville need things to do with in 50 miles


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2014
Traffic in August  (2 Answers)

How heavy should I expect traffic to be on the Blue Ridge Parkway in early August? I'm planning to drive the Virginia portion from Front Royal to just the other side of the NC border on about August 6th, unless it would be extremely ill advised.
Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 16, 2014
Richmond area sights  (1 Answer)

My wife and I will be in the Richmond area for a week in April. We will have a car. What are some good things to see and do within 2-3 hours of Richmond. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2013
Christmas on the road in Virginia

My family will be travelling south on the Highway 81, and our timing is going to put us in Virginia on Christmas Eve. Can anyone suggest the perfect little Christmas town with a perfect little inn, where we can tuck in for the night and enjoy a Christmas view on the morning of the 25th?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2013
Does anyone on here live near Blacksburg?

Just wondering since we are going to be moving to that area eventually. Anyone here go to VT? Is it a good school?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2013
Blue Ridge Parkway  (1 Answer)

Hi! I am road tripping to Tennessee yet again, I take 81S the whole way and usually drive straight through about 16hrs. I am looking to take it a little easier this time and have always dreamed of traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. I am looking to spend a day on the parkway and stop somewhere along the way to spend the night. Does anyone have any suggestions as to my most efficient route? Suggestions to my start and end points? I am open to switching between the parkway and 81S. What are some sections of the parkway that I should not miss? I want to make some stops along the way to enjoy the scenery. I think I'm definitely interested in stopping to visit Mabry Mill. I am quite the nature enthusiast and explorer. I am also open to the option of driving through the N. Carolina section of the parkway to Gatlinburg as I am familiar with the area and could travel west into Tennessee that way. Also any suggestions where to stay overnight? I will be traveling the first week of April. Thank you so much for any feedback!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2013
Blue Ridge Parkway  (2 Answers)

Hi! I am road tripping to Tennessee yet again, I take 81S the whole way and usually drive straight through about 16hrs. I am looking to take it a little easier this time and have always dreamed of traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. I am looking to spend about a day on the


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2012
1st trip to Richmond  (1 Answer)

This will be my wife and i first trip to Richmond and plan to see some of the Civil War sites, my first question is we plan to make Richmond our base and the first day we plan to drive to Lexington to visit Lee Chapel but would like to see Appomatic, can this be done in one day if i leave early enough. What are the bad parts of Richmond to avoid while traveling, is it safe to travel by city transportation.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 15, 2012
outlet Mall  (1 Answer)

Hello, Is there a outlet Mall somewhere around Charlottesvill? or near the university?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 31, 2011
romantic getaway within 4-5 form DC  (3 Answers)

My Husband is coming home from deployment for two weeks and we would like to stay a few days in a nice hotel. We are not so much looking for activities, more for a nice view and a place that will spoil us. All inclusive would be nice, but not a must. We are not looking for a B&B as we are wanting a bit more privacy.

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 11, 2011
Need help planning a road trip  (5 Answers)

Dear all VT'ers!
My girlfriend and I are both 25 and are planning our first trip to USA!

We have decided to travel the mid-states because that it gives a great diversity both in nature, great cities and the local people.

We are flying to New York and plans to spend a couple of days there for 4th july in the end of our vacation.
We have looked at these places: Atlantic city, Phila, Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis, Ocean City, Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Williamsburg, Richmond/virginia Beach, Charlotteville, Shenandoah, Gettysburg, York/Lancaster.

My problem is that I don't know how much time I should spend in Virginia.

Are Richmond, and Charlotteville worth it?

Is Norfolk and Virginia Beach a tourist trap and are there any kind of navy museum in Norfolk?

What about Shenandoah. I've heard great things about it. Is it really that great and should I just spend one day in there?

My Girlfriend and I have a lot of different interests. I like history so Virginia and Washington/Phila should be a great place for me. We also enjoy nature to some extend. We are not hikers at all.
We both enjoy beaches and great food.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2010
Blue Ridge vs Skyline Dr  (3 Answers)

Which would be better for a motorcoach tour, Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway. I get the impression that fot more dramatic scenic views it would be Skyline Dr. True? Thanks again for your help


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2010
Parkway  (2 Answers)

Will be bringing a motorcoach tour to Virginia in June of next year. Would like to travel the Virginia portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway.However, the length may present a time problem. If I could only do one, would the northern half or southern half be the best? Group of seniors so sightseeing is probably the more important criteria. Thanks for any suggestions


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2010
Blue Ridge Parkway - Virginia & North Carolina  (11 Answers)

After the VT Meet in Fredericksburg, we want to head for the Blue Ridge Parkway and go south. Looking at the Virginia map, it looks like the 64 will take us to Waynesboro. Is that a good place to start? Highlights seem to be Mabry Hill at mile 176 and Blue Ridge Music Center at mile 213. Are there economical motels along that stretch? Is there anything else that are must see?
Entering North Carolina at mile 216.9. Highlights seem to be Brinegar cabin at mile 238.5 and Flat Rock at mile 308.3, with views of mountains and valleys. Is the Folk Art Center at mile 382 worth a look? Again are there economical motels along that stretch?
Destination is Asheville and then head home (to the 75 north). Years ago we drove along the southern part of the Ridgeway so don't have to go there again.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2010
Virginia Beach to Chesapeake  (4 Answers)

What is a good beach area that I can get a large vehicle into. I don't have a trailer with me so it's just the tractor, is there RV parking at the aquarium?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2010
Hotel near Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003, USA  (9 Answers)

Please I need suitable budget hotel 5-10 miles radius of above adress in Virginia.
thanks
Toyin


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 17, 2009
Charlottesville  (3 Answers)

Hi
can you let me as to what good places to visit and thing to do in virginia,,
i will be based in Charlottesville and will have only a weekend at most. weekdays will also be late ones... are there any good scenic views around?

thanks

SJ


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2009
Santa Trains  (2 Answers)

Looking for a "Santa Train" experience in VA, W.Va, N.C., KY. or Tenn. areas- a trip for a five year old this year. Looing for one where the kids ride on the train, not stand by the tracks. Is there one in your area? Do you know of any? Ever been on one? Thanks for your help-


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2009
Things to see while travelling down Route 81 Virginia  (3 Answers)

Hello! July 13 we will be leaving NY to travel south and will be making a stop in Virginia overnight - we anticipate arriving in VA around 4-5pm. We will be travelling Route 81 and would appreciate any points of interest and recommended hotels. Thank you very much for your help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 02, 2009
Shenandoah v. Great Smoky Mountains National Park  (22 Answers)

We are planning a possible road trip this fall, and wondering which one is better, or should we do both. We will would be flying into Washington, DC and would have about 2 weeks.

Any opinions or suggestions appreciated, Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2009
Vacation Rental Cabin  (3 Answers)

Hello from N.Ireland,
I will be visiting the States in July 2009 with my wife and kids (15 & 11). Would like to visit the Shenandoah area and rent a Cabin by the river for 3 - 4 nights. My head is spinning with the amount of websites. Can anyone recommend a log/wooden cabin in the river with tub. If it had bikes and kayaks/canoes, that would be great.
Hope you can help

David


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2008
best place in virginia for valentine's weekend getaway?  (11 Answers)

Hi all,
I'm planning a 3 day weekend getaway for my boyfriend and I on the valentine's/presidents day weekend- where's the best area to go to in virginia in february? Also, it would be great if you could give us any suggestions for hotels/B&Bs! Thanks in advance :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2008
truck stops on highways that are NOT interstates within Virginia ...  (3 Answers)

I am going to be traveling from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN to Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA during the Christmas 2008 season. Finding gasoline, food, laundry and shopping at truck stops along interstates within Virginia is okay BUT for a portion of the journey I am going to be OFF of interstates, most notably US 220 / 221 / 460 between Roanoke and the western suburbs of Richmond. Does anyone know the locations and contact information for truck stops along this roadway? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2008
Hampton Inn - Fredricksburg  (2 Answers)

Hello everyone! I have a question for locals in Fredricksburg. We stayed at a Hampton Inn last year in Fredricksburg on our drive down to SC from Montreal. I am uncertain of which Hampton Inn we stayed at, however it was a quick drive to a whole bunch of restaurants, including a newly opened (2007) chilli's that was across the street from a Walmart. Looked like the side that chilli's was on was a newly developed area.

Any ideas? We believe its the Hampton Inn on Market Street, however aren't 100% and b4 we book it thought i'd ask here.

Thanks....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 15, 2008
how to reach shenandoah national park from Peace bridge, NY  (2 Answers)

as our trip to shenandoah is coming closer, i am getting nervous. i am confused which route / highway to take for the most part after we cross the Peace Bridge at Niagara Falls to enter virginia at the right place for visiting shenandoah national park.

1. Google advises I-190 S to I-90 W (for 152 kms) to I-79 S towards pittsburgh (for 159 kms), then I-76E (for 215 kms)to I-70 and then regional routes.

2. Mapquest suggests taking Us 219 for the most part and then regional routes.

3. we could also take I 81 but that would be a long distance to cover.

is there any suggestion?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2008
Colonial Williamsburg EVENING SHOWS  (2 Answers)

i'm taking my family to CW in 2 weeks and i was looking at there night shows - Anyone every been to the night shows ? i was looking at 3 of them ''Dance, Our Dearest Diversion''...Capitol Concert...Lanthorn Tour oh and Cry Witch ,which i heard was very good for older kids and adults Also anything you can tell would be great thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 27, 2008
Dulles VA to Rockville MD  (1 Answer)

Could you please tell me the nearest metro Station to Dulles VA and how I would use it to get to Rockville MD and the amount of time it will take me


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2008
Appalachian Trail in Virginia  (4 Answers)

I am planning to do some day hikes on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, in May. What segments of Virginia portion of the Trail are the most beautiful ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 27, 2008
East Coast Roadtrip: Delmarva or Richmond/Fredericksburg?  (6 Answers)

Hi and thanks for reading,

I'm considering an east coast roadtrip from Tampa to NYC, and am trying to choose between US 13 along the Delmarva Peninsula or going through Williamsburg, Richmond and Fredericksburg. I haven't been to either area, so I'm not sure what to expect. Mainly I'm looking for natural beauty and quiet over throngs of tourists and cheesy shops.
The plan is to stay just south of Norfolk the night before and DC the next night, so I wouldn't have much time at all.
Any insight?

Thanks in advance,
Colin



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