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Things to do in Virginia

There is never a shortage of things to do in Virginia from tours of old plantation homes and battle sites, to shopping, spas and skiing, Virginia has it all. Visit colonial Williamsburg, and afterwards head to Busch Gardens for great rides, animal shows, and concerts.

Every horse lover should visit Virginia in the fall to see the steeplechases races at Glenwood Park. Held in October, fans of horse racing will love visiting the oldest continually run racetrack in the country. Spectators can also watch a mock fox hunt being performed, as well as other races. Also held in October are the Gold Cup weekend races. Held in Virginia’s horse country, they run every weekend and hotel rooms are available.

Virginia is home to many historic battlefields including Manassas. Reenactments are conducted annually at these sights, for times and schedules check the event calendars. The University of Virginia is a monument to learning designed and built by Thomas Jefferson. After visiting the university take a stroll around the beautiful grounds of Monticello, Jefferson’s historic home.

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