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Cheap flights to Virginia

Deemed as the birthplace of America, the Commonwealth of Virginia has its roots in history wherein English settlers set foot in the New World in 1607. Being the primary state, it also goes to show that Virginia is the driving force behind the catalyst for change, wherein it always plays a lead role from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, down to Civil Rights movement. A glimpse into Richmond, Virginia’s capital will prove just that. Virginia is said to be one of the original thirteen British colonies and is the twelfth most populous state in the USA. While it is true that the state’s tourism motto, “Virginia is for Lovers,” is not solely for those who have significant others, anyone who has been in love will find it hard not to be attracted with its natural beauty. Virginia is bordered to the west by the Appalachian Mountains with farmlands in between. In the east, tourist hotspots Colonial Williamsburg and Virginia Beach are crowd favourites. It will also be hard to miss the Shenandoah Valley, bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and home to the famous Shenandoah National Park.

What to see & do

Visit the Manassas National Battlefield Park, a National Park located north of Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia. The battle at the park may not have been the most significant one that took place, yet it is a good place to begin knowing significant dramatic details which led to the Confederate victories. The significant, reconstructed Henry House in the middle of the battlefield brings back memories of the tragic ending that befell on Judith Henry, who died upon the firing of Union troops on the Confederate soldiers who were inside the house. You should begin at the visitor centre, which has a small exhibit and an excellent film about the battles. Within the area, other significant sights include the Ben Lomond Manor House, which was used as a hospital for Union and Confederate soldiers during the war, as well as the Signal Hill, which played a pivotal role on the civil war that contributed to the Confederate Victory.

Set against the Blue Ridge Mountains backdrop, Shenandoah National Park is an accessible day-trip destination that has about 500 miles of hiking trails, 75 scenic overlooks, 30 fishing streams, seven picnic areas, and four campgrounds. The famous trail in the park would be the Appalachian Trail. You can access the trail via the Skyline Drive, the road that follows the main ridge of the Blue Ridge and stretches about 105 miles through the park’s centre.

How to get around within Virginia

Just like the majority of the states in the United States, you can travel around Virginia just by driving your own car. However, public transportation is also abundant in the Northern Virginia suburbs as well as in neighbouring Washington DC. You can catch The Amtrak train, which runs from Norfolk/Newport News going to Richmond and out towards the western panhandle. You can also catch a train that runs north and south between Richmond and Northern Virginia/DC area. Another major line you can consider getting into would be the line from the western panhandle that goes through Charlottesville and all the way to Northern Virginia.

How to get there

To get into Virginia, you have the option of flying in to a number of airports serving main cities. The most viable airport you could fly into would be the Washington-Dulles International Airport. The airport serves the main city of Northern Virginia, or the Washington DC suburbs, and is the number one option by travelers especially those flying on international flights. Meanwhile, Washington National Airport is also highly preferred, with its proximity to the Washington Metro Rail system and lower volume. There is also another airport that serves Northern Virginia, called Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, also known as Washington National or simply Reagan.

For those who are situated on the Central and Southern Virginia destinations, Richmond International Airport is your gateway to other cities in the region as well as nearby cities in other countries. Other smaller regional airports can be found in the cities of Roanoke, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and Harrisonburg.

If you will be flying in via Washington-Dulles International Airport, you could book a flight from among several airlines such as Aer Lingus, Air Canada, American Airlines, ANA, AVIANCA, British Airways, CommutAir, Copa Airlines, EgyptAir, ExpressJet, Finnair, Jet Airways (India), Lufthansa, SAS, Silver Airways, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, and UPS. The aforementioned airlines fly to destinations such as Houston, Kuwait, Frankfurt, Morgantown, Syracuse, Cleveland, Knoxville, Raleigh/Durhma, Columbia, Pittsburgh, London, Burlington, Charlottesville, Chicago, New York, Nashville, Norfolk, Savannah, Boston, Denver, Staunton, Sao Paulo, Altoona, Orlando, State College, Greensboro/High Point, Albany, Toronto, Tampa, Charleston, Dublin, Knoxville, and Louisville.

Flights to Virginia

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