Vacation Rentals in Virginia

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Virginia Vacation Rentals

Travel to Virginia / Virginia Vacation Rentals

An outdoor paradise, United States history, and the edges of Washington DC…that’s a taste of Virginia. Your Virginia vacation rental is likely to be just as flavorful. 

Virginia History

As the saying goes, Virginia is for lovers…of history? Virginia has an overabundance of history from the mountains to the beach resorts, so enjoy it fully as a significant part of your vacation. Captain John Smith and Pocahontas are part of the early settler movement, and there is plenty of Revolutionary War and United States forefathers’ history in Virginia. Virginia was also instrumental in the Civil War. Maritime history is popular in places like Newport News, along the historic Chesapeake Bay. You may never find that a history lesson can be so fun as in Virginia. Some of the Virginia vacation rentals listed here have just as great a story to tell as the surrounding monuments and architecture!

Virginia Vacation Spots

The western edge of Virginia is called the Heart of Appalachia, steeped in natural wonder. Burke’s Garden is a very fertile valley on top of a mountain. Whitewater rafting is popular on the Russell Fork River through the “Grand Canyon of the South” in Breaks Interstate Park. Limestone in formations is greatly viewable by Natural Tunnel State Park via chairlift. The vacation cabin rentals in Virginia found here are a favorite.

The Blue Ridge Highlands burst with natural beauty and beckon for outdoor lovers. In Blacksburg, visit the Virginia Tech Geological Sciences Museum. The birthplace of country music is Bristol, a shared community with Tennessee. Oldetown in Wyethville has restored building residences, a number from before 1830.

The Shenandoah Valley is 200 miles long of scenic views, and driving is one way to experience it – through paths like Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Golf courses are scattered all around the region for another kind of driving enjoyment. Take another drive to tour the Battle of Front Royal historic area from the Civil War. Enjoy the prominent star structure in Roanoke, and take in some festivals in this “festival city,” whether it’s a cook-off or nature festival. In fact, the region is known for art and crarft fairs.

Central Virginia is steeped in history, ranging from early settlers, to the birth of the U.S., to Civil War, and African-American Capitalism. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville is a must-see, as is James Monroe’s Montpelier. See the Museum and White House of the Confederacy up close, and reap educational benefit at the Black History Museum & Cultural Center. Richmond is an eclectic collection of neighborhoods filled with history and old and new culture. Explore the Blackwater Creek Bikeway & Riverwalk in Lynchburg. A Central Virginia vacation just might be a history buff's dream come true!

Northern Virginia blends deep Virginia history with classy suburban character. A plethora of activities exists on the bustling outskirts of Washington DC. There’s fun Alexandria, where Old Town is juxtaposed with an otolaryngology museum. Shop at the large Tysons Corner Mall in McLean. Great history can be discovered at the Manassas Museum. Visit Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, complete with substantial formal gardens, and Fredricksburg’s historical sites. Lake Anna provides outdoor recreation

The Chesapeake Bay region provides a more restful pace as a water-based area. The Northern Neck area has a number of fishing charters, paddle tours, canoe and kayak rentals. You can cruise to see fishing villages or just up the Rappahannock River to a winery. While you’re visiting, be sure to stop at the restored house of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Antique shopping is also popular, especially in Tappahannock. Dine on some local fare; you’ll want to try a crab dish.

The Tidewater/Hampton Roads region is a well-known vacation destination. Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown form a “Historic Triangle” which also has all the trappings of a fun resort area – plenty of shopping, dining, and golf. Newport News and Hampton combines history and military with a full complement of activities. Virginia Beach has exciting nightlife, and dolphin watching, along with all of the beach pleasures; even the East Coast Surfing Championships are held here.

The Eastern Shore of Virginia carries the reputation for an outdoor playground amongst quiet towns and fishing villages. Chincoteague has an abundance of crabbing, clamming, and fishing, as well as fine places to hike or take a bike. No vehicles are allowed on Tangier Island; the closest you’ll get to a vehicle is a golf cart. Birdwatching is popular in this region.

If learning about history isn't your favorite pastime, consider Virginia Beach vacation rentals. Virginia Beach vacation rentals really take the cake as far as beach homes go; if you think the coast is a more of a must-see than a museum, a beach house is your best bet! But that's what makes Virginia vacation rentals so great. You have so many choices! You could be looking for luxurious villas, beach condos, or vacation cabin rentals in Virginia -- no matter what your tastes, you will find awesome accommodations right here.

Sites and tours to see

Booker T. Washington National Monument in Roanoke
Driving & Walking Tour of Old Town Manassas
Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home
Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home
Roanoke Star/Overlook
The Anne Spencer House and Garden in Lynchburg
Historical Markers in Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Battlefield
Downtown Historic District in Leesburg
Yorktown Battlefield and Visitor Center
Jamestown Settlement
St. John’s Church in Hampton
Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach