Some people may know it as the place where the United States of America was born. Others may think of it as the state named after a ham. But we think Virginia is the next place you need to go when the travel bug bites. There’s not too many places where you can visit a founding father’s house, travel back in time (so to speak), and see where the United States government holds court—at least, not all in one day! Check out our great deals for hotels in Virginia and make your own history right now.
Have you ever wanted to walk the grounds of a former American president’s homestead? Just outside the college town of Charlottesville is Thomas Jefferson’s plantation house, Monticello. You’ll be able to take a walking tour around the entire property and see where the Jeffersons—not the ones from television—ate, slept and did whatever people do without modern amenities.
If you’re looking for a true blast from the past during your Virginia trip, make your way to Colonial Williamsburg and join the revolution. Enjoy a pie from the Raleigh Tavern, where revolutionaries used to meet to curse the crown. That King George sure was a brute.
If you’re over the colonial stuff, head 82 km west to the capital of Richmond and check out the Science Museum of Virginia. You can take part in hands-on exhibits dealing with everything from DNA to outer space.
Your holiday to “The Commonwealth” will most likely begin in Central Virginia at Richmond International Airport (RIC), 11 km from downtown. There’s plenty of public transport, from taxis to a bus service that can take you to and from your Virginia accommodation. Since you’re probably going to want to visit the whole state, we suggest one of Wotif’s awesome car hire options so you can explore every corner. There’s also Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) that services the state. It’s also close to Washington, D.C. hotels in case you’d like to make a quick trip to the nation’s capital.
“There’s no place like home” a girl named Dorothy once said. That may be true, but it’s time you leave your home for a little while and see what the Yanks are up to. Browse our great offers for Virginia hotels and book one today. It’s not like they’re gone tomorrow, but why wait?