I love planning trips, especially when I get lots of time to research and see what I want to do.

Virginia Beach is not a place to visit during the final days of winter if you want some rays of sunshine and to start early on your tan. It is still relatively cool, and the nights can be quite cold. What we are seeking when visiting Virginia Beach is history.

In 1607, people came from Europe to settle in this area, making it the oldest part of the USA. The site is rich in history from the early colonialists, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and so much more. We will spend one week here, but the area needs a solid month to appreciate the history of this section of the United States.

On our return trip home, I plan on diverting to Pittsburgh. We have been to this city a couple of times before. We watched the Netflix show about Andy Warhol and regret not visiting the museum in his honour.

Places we intend to visit are:

  • The Big Coffee Pot
  • Welcome to Maryland – our first ever encounter with this state
  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail
  • First Landing Campsite – the site where the first settlers landed in 1607
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Virginia Beach’s Creative District and the vast number of murals there
  • William and Mary University
  • Yorktown Battlefield
  • Ripley’s
  • Bubba’s Ice Cream Shack
  • Christmas Mouse
  • Wallace’s Trading Post
  • Jamestown Settlement
  • Newport News Visitor Center
  • Mariners’ Museum and Park
  • Hiking at First Landing State Park and see one of their plentiful species and vast number of snakes!
  • Norfolk Botanical Garden for early spring blooms
  • Hermitage Museum and Gardens
  • Chrysler Museum of Art
  • Neon District mural tour
  • Virginia Beach Boardwalk
  • USS wisconsin
  • MacArthur Memorial
  • Casemate Museum Fort Monroe
  • Virginia State Captiol
  • Executive Mansion Tour
  • White House of the Confederacy
  • Poe Museum
  • Maymont
  • Bayernhof Museum
  • The Andy Warhol Museum
  • St Peter Catholic Church

To see the map of our future journey, click here.

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