Cheap flights to Virginia

The American state of Virginia is located on the eastern coastline of the United States of Ameri-ca, bordering Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland and the Atlantic Ocean.. Having been admitted to statehood in 1788, it is the 10th state of the USA and one of the original 13 that founded the great nation. Virginia is also the 35th largest state in the coun-try, with an area of more than 100,000 square kilometers, and the 12th most populous (with a population of close to 8.5 million).

The state has 2 nicknames - ‘Old Dominion’ and the ‘Mother of Presidents’ state. Old Dominion stems from the state’s loyalty to the British Empire during its time of colonisation (resulting in its becoming a Crown colony), whilst its other nickname originates from the fact that Virginia is the birthplace of an impressive 8 American presidents.

Besides ancient loyalty and a fertile presidential womb, Virginia is also known as the backdrop to the famous story of ‘Pocahontas’ (though the real version is perhaps lesser known than the Dis-ney version). A native Virginian Indian, Pocahontas was born to the then-Chief of the land be-fore the arrival of the European colonisers, and lived to become an iconic figure in the struggle between Indians and European conquerors.

Getting around

Like most other states in the United States of America, the best way to get around Virginia is by car. Highway networks are well-developed, wide and extensive, and parking spaces a-plenty. Not only will driving give you great flexibility in your vacation, a road trip in or through Virginia can also be extremely rewarding, fun and easy – the state has 2,500 miles of designated scenic byways.

But if helming your own vehicle doesn’t sound like fun to you, long-distance Greyhound buses are available for inter-city travel. Otherwise, nothing saves time like simply taking a domestic flight to your Virginian region of choice.

Those staying within Virginia’s main cities like Richmond, Norfolk or Virginia Beach need not worry, as public transport systems within urban areas are comprehensive and efficient enough that you wouldn’t need your own car.

What to see and do

If you’re in Virginia don’t miss a visit to the Jamestowne National Historic Site, the land where ancient English explorers had settled upon on their voyage to the New World. Jamestown is also where the Pocahontas story had taken place - it was there that the native Virginia Indians clashed with the European settlers, and Pocahontas met John Smith. Today Jamestown is on the USA’s National Register of Historic Places, and has been visited by world leaders like the Queen of England and the President of the United States.

Flights to Virginia

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