Chances are that if you mention Virginia to anyone, they’ll chime in, “Virginia is for Lovers!”
This year, the state of Virginia’s ever-so-popular slogan “Virginia is for Lovers” turns forty years old. No matter what kind of “lover” you are—a wine lover, a food lover, a history lover, a beach lover, or a country music lover—you can find it in Virginia!
There’s something for all lovers in Virginia
Food & Wine Lovers: Noted as one of the top twenty states for culinary travel and named in 2007 by Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of the Top Five New Wine Destinations—there’s no lack of delicious food and wine in Virginia. Don’t miss out on Virginian specialties: Virginia ham, Virginia peanuts, oysters from the Rappahannock River, or crab cakes from Chesapeake Bay.
History Lovers: With more than 400 years of history, many of Virginia’s famous historic sites like Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Montpelier offer great itineraries for history and war buffs. Visit 400 of Virginia’s historical spots and battle sites by car along the Civil War Trail. Watch the town of Colonial Williamsburg come to life daily as villagers re-enact daily life from the 18th century. You may even witness a tarring and feathering!
Beach Lovers: With 3,000 miles of coastline, you can’t go wrong when it comes to beaches in Virginia. In fact, Virginia Beach is one of the top beach vacation destinations  along the east coast, not to mention the longest pleasure beach in the world.
Nature & Adventure Lovers: For those craving adrenaline or the outdoors, there’s an adventure for every season in Virginia. With 15 million acres of fall foliage, Virginia is a great spot to hike or bike through the Appalachian Mountains, the Hampton Roads, or the Shenandoah Valley to watch the leaves change right before your eyes. Along the Eastern Shore, you can try your hand at golf, kayaking, fishing, surfing and camping or exploring Virginia’s national parks.
Art & Music Lovers: Art and music come together along Virginia’s Crooked Road surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Heart of Appalachia region. Day and night, you’ll find country and bluegrass tunes that will make your toes tap. For art lovers, don’t miss out on Roanoke City where you can wonder its arts district and visit the stunning Taubman Museum of Art.
Originally published on TripAtlas.com