If you want a variety of entertaining things to do a vacation trip to Virginia can tick all the right boxes.
The state of Virginia is packed with interesting historical sites and there are also plenty of ghostly tales to be told too, so here are some highlights to look out for when you come to visit.
Plenty of history to hear about in Fredericksburg
One of the most interesting and important places of historical importance in the state is Fredericksburg and there are some key Civil War battlefield sites and significant buildings to visit.
If you stay at accommodation such as the Courtyard Fredericksburg Historic District you will be able to explore all the historical sites and monuments in the immediate area with ease.
The Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center would be a good place to visit and will give you a great insight into the historical importance of the area, plus some pointers on other places of interest to go and enjoy.
Historic Triangle site
Another must-see for your Virginia vacation is Colonial Williamsburg.
The Historic Triangle site consists of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. All of which played a significant role in the story of colonial America and these three places can all be viewed within easy reach of each other.
When you visit Colonial Williamsburg you will get a real feel for the past events that have gone on here, especially as there often period actors in the historic park to add a level of authenticity to the surroundings.
As well as all the buildings and the historic park to enjoy you will also find that you are close to a number of excellent shops and restaurants when you walk down Duke of Gloucester Street.
If you are someone who likes the idea of a scare or two there are a quite a few ghost stories to hear about when darkness falls in Williamsburg.
Ghost-hunting tours are really popular in the area and it can be a fun way to learn some local stories provided you are not of a nervous disposition.
Whether you choose the Dead of Night ghost tour or one of the others that run regularly in Williamsburg, it can be a hair-raising but fun way to end an enjoyable day in the area.
Don’t forget Yorktown
If you are going to visit the Historic Triangle it makes sense to include Yorktown in your itinerary, as it was a pivotal site for both the Civil War and the American Revolution.
The updated American Revolution Museum in Yorktown will provide you with an interactive history lesson and the Yorktown Battlefield would be a good port of call afterward, as it is only a short hop from the museum.
Virginia will provide you with plenty of entertainment and education in equal measure and is a great place to spend a vacation, so plan your trip and even include a few ghostly tales in your trip to add to the fun during your time in this historic state.