Travel Destination & Tourist Attractions List in Virginia

Browse tourist attractions and travel destination list in Virginia : 2 cities enlisted.

Note: 2 cities above are not determine the city count in Virginia. The real count number probably more than we enlisted here.

Virginia Brief Info

Virginia, historically the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state situated between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Blue Ridge Mountains and Chesapeake Bay form the Commonwealth's landscape and climate, providing shelter for much of its flora and fauna. The Commonwealth's capital is Richmond; the most populous city is Virginia Beach, and the most populous political district is Fairfax County. The estimated population of the Commonwealth as of 2018 is more than 8.5 million.

The General Assembly of Virginia is the oldest legislative agency in the New World. The Pew Center on the States rated the state government most successful in both 2005 and 2008. It is unique in its treatment of cities and counties similarly, in its maintenance of local roads, and in its prohibition of serving consecutive terms. The economy of Virginia has many sectors: Shenandoah Valley agriculture; Northern Virginia federal agencies, including U.S. headquarters. Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); and Hampton Roads military facilities, the location of the region's largest seaport.

The Tidewater is a plain on the coast between the Atlantic coast and the line of fall. This covers the Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore and major estuaries. The Piedmont is a collection of sedimentary and igneous rock-based foothills that were formed in the Mesozoic period, east of the mountains. The area, known for its heavy clay soil, includes Charlottesville's Southwest Mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains is an Appalachian Mountains physiographic region with the highest points in the State, the highest being Mount Rogers at 5,729 feet (1,746 m). The area of the Ridge and Valley is west of the mountains, including the Great Valley of the Appalachians. The area is built on carbonate rock and includes the Mountain of Massanutten. The Cumberland Plateau and the Cumberland Mountains are situated in Virginia's southwestern corner, south of the Allegheny Plateau. Rivers flow northwest into the basin of the Ohio River in this area, with a dendritic drainage system.

Virginia's climate is humid subtropical and becomes cooler and wetter south and east. Seasonal extremes range from 26 F (?3 C) average in January to 86 F (30 C) average in July. The Atlantic Ocean has a strong impact on the commonwealth's eastern and southeastern coastal areas. The coastal weather, affected by the Gulf Stream, is subject to hurricanes, often near Chesapeake Bay's mouth. Even the coastal areas, considering their location adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, have a major continental influence with quite large temperature differences between summer and winter, especially given the subtropical classification of the commonwealth climate, typical of states in the Upper South.

Forests cover 65% of Virginia, mainly with deciduous, broadleaf trees in the western part of the commonwealth and evergreens and conifers in Virginia's central and eastern regions. Lower altitudes, with hickory and oak in the Blue Ridge, are more likely to have small but thick clusters of moisture-loving hemlocks and mosses in abundance. Gypsy moth infestations, however, have weakened the dominance of oak forests since the early 1990s. Yellow pines tend to dominate in the lowland tidewater and piedmont, with wetland forests of bald cypress in the Great Dismal and Nottoway swamps. Many common trees and plants include red bay, wax myrtle, dwarf palmetto, tulip, laurel, milkweed, daisies, and many fern species. The largest wilderness areas are clustered along the Atlantic coast and in the western mountains, where North America's largest trillium wildflowers populations are found. The Atlantic coastal regions contain flora commonly associated with the pine forests of the South Atlantic and the maritime flora of the lower Southeast Coastal Plain, the latter found mainly in eastern and central Virginia.

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