Featured Destination:

Virginia

Beach lovers, rejoice! Sandy sanctuaries and buzzing boardwalks are just some of the wonders that make up Virginia’s coastline. Catch a glimpse of wild ponies that roam the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. In Virginia Beach, sift your toes through 35 miles of sand or walk, bike or rollerblade down the 3-mile boardwalk.

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From dawn to dusk, nature puts on a show in Virginia. Blue skies and treetops await bikers on the High Bridge Trail. Check out wildlife at 21 natural preserve areas. The sunsets tend to be spectacular, but that’s not the end. Look up, as Virginia offers some of the East Coast’s best stargazing.

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Family fun thrives throughout the state with adrenaline-pumping rides and outdoor adventures. Daredevils can try Griffon, a floorless coaster at Busch Gardens, or the little ones can run around at the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond. Step back in time with a trip to Colonial Williamsburg.

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Virginia's music scene has long been a thumping mixture of sounds -- think Patsy Cline, Ella Fitzgerald and Missy Elliott. Visitors can catch live music at festivals like the Richmond Folk Festival and venues like NorVa, or explore the state’s musical heritage at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol.

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With 280 wineries found throughout the state, Virginia is definitely for wine lovers. Follow the curves of more than a dozen wine trails through the countryside, surrounded by quaint small towns, historic sites and breathtaking scenery. Don’t be surprised to stumble across a winemaker’s dinner or festival in your vintage pursuit.

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