Sep 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Great State for Seniors

Virginia is for seniors and lovers.The Commonwealth of Virginia or Virginia is nicknamed the Old Dominion and sometimes the Mother of Presidents after the eight US Presidents born there. The geography and climate of the state are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city. The state population is over eight million.

Do you look for free things to do and see in any state?  Virginia is loaded with them. Let’s divide the state up into regions.  You can check out any portion and find plenty to do in each one. Do you like stats on states.  Virginia has interest stats. You’ll find lots of cities to visit such as Alexandria, Bedford and Bristol.

TripAdvisor will keep you busy as well as you can choose your destination and go from there. Know Before You Go will provide recommended reading, tourist board information and the weather & when to go. It also has a great map with plenty of suggestions for you. The Official Website is always a good place to look for super suggestions.

Senior Adult Programs Office

By now you know that I appreciate Frommers very much.  Their destinations, hotels, trip ideas and deals & news will aid you in your planning.  I found Arlington very interesting and the senior adult programs office has a wide range of ways for people over the age of 55 to find enjoyment and practice a healthy lifestyle in Virginia.

Monticello, designed by Thomas Jefferson himself, is one of the favorite sites to visit. There is a plethora of other historical sites, well worth your time and worthy of a visit.  The major cities are each steeped in history and blessed with stunning vistas.

The state of Virginia has quite a story to tell. It has witnessed the settlement and strife that marked the country’s first permanent English colony at Jamestown, another must.  In 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia’s James River.

My wife and I always enjoy driving through the campus of major universities and colleges. Virginia has some historically old colleges and universities that you would enjoy. jeb

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