Area Travel Info:

  • Statewide
  • Virginia Beach/Norfolk Area
    • Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau:
    • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
      As the state's largest aquarium, its two buildings host 700,000 gallons of aquariums and live animal habitats, three touch tanks, more than 300 hands-on exhibits, an outdoor aviary, 10 acres of marsh habitat, and a 1/3-mile nature trail. Highlights include sharks, sea turtles, harbor seals, river otters, stingrays, and more! See "larger-than-life" movies on a screen six stories high in the Virginia Aquarium 3D IMAX Theater.
    • The Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
      located in the historic de Witt Cottage on the Virginia Beach oceanfront, displays art and artifacts documenting migratory wildfowl that pass through Eastern Virginia. Exhibits of wildfowl and shorebird carvings trace the evolution of this American art form from the simple traditional decoys to the contemporary lifelike carvings.
    • Nauticus/Battleship Wisconsin
      Nauticus, a maritime science museum, celebrates the economic, naval, and natural power of the sea.
    • Virginia Air and Space Center
      Take flight to the Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton, the birthplace of America's space program and the official visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center. Your imagination will soar as you launch a rocket, pilot a shuttle and try on wings to feel the lift that makes things fly. Come face to face with the Apollo 12 Command Capsule that went to the moon, a moon rock, a Mars meteorite and historic planes. Experience an IMAX film in the giant-screen IMAX have to see it to believe it!
    • The MacArthur Memorial
      The memorial traces the life and military career of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
    • The Casemate Museum on Fort Monroe
      This active military installation was famed during the Civil War as the "Freedom Fort" by blacks escaping from slavery. General Benjamin Butler refusing to return runaway slaves, kept them as "Contrabands" of war, assuring their freedom. Confederate President Jefferson Davis' prison cell is located in the museum.
    • The Cousteau Society
      The downtown Hampton waterfront location is the US headquarters for the Cousteau Society. The Gallery displays world-renowned photography, models of the Alcyone and the Calypso, as well as artifacts from past Cousteau expeditions. Gift shop available.
    • The Mariner's Museum
      Designated as "America's National Maritime Museum," The Mariners' Museum illustrates the spirit of seafaring adventure through a diverse collection of rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, paintings, and more.
    • The Arthur & Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory
      The Arthur & Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory is almost 3,000 square feet of greenhouse space and houses the orchid collection of late Norfolk physician Arthur Kaplan, a longtime grower of exquisite orchids. It is the largest orchid collection in the Tidewater, Virginia area.
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Richmond, VA
    • - Richmond Travel And Tourism Guide
    • Things to See:
      • St. John's Episcopal Church (Location of Patrick Henry's famous speech)
      • Virginia Capitol (architect -Thomas Jefferson)
      • Edgar Allan Poe Museum
      • Civil War Museums and Trail Sites
      • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: They have a new area that open to the public for free.
  • Westmoreland County (Northern VA)
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Other Historic Homes & Plantations
  • Virgnia Wine & Beer - Virginia is home to many wineries and breweries.