Narrowing down fun Virginia Day Trips can be difficult because there are so many historic places and beaches too. Excursions, adventures and historic places abound in Virginia, a state rich with history. The best way to enjoy day trips in Virginia is to make them throughout the year and visit as many places as you like.
As one of the 13 original colonies, history is at every turn in the beautiful state of Virginia. The first permanent English settlement was at Jamestown. in 1607.
Virginia Day Trips to historic places
Located in Coastal Virginia; Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg together are called the Historic Triangle for their historical significance and close proximity. Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestown are two separate places. Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg are two places. Colonial Williamsburg is a recreation for tourist of the original settlement. Jamestown Settlement is a recreation of the place the original English settlers landed and made their fort and home near the port. You can take day trips from Williamsburg to visit all three places in one day.
Virginia is home to eight U.S. Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson. We have included a visit to the home of George Washington, Mt. Vernon in our list of day trips in Virginia.
Fast forward a few years to around 1781 at Yorktown where General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington. We visited Yorktown on our vacation to Williamsburg and stood on the spot where the battle took place. We were there on a Day trip with the Oleta Bus Tour which is listed below. I highly recommend it as the drivers are well informed of the history and will tell you so many interesting facts.
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