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Top Choice National Park in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

One of the most spectacular national parks in the country, Shenandoah is a showcase of natural color and beauty: in spring and summer the wildflowers explode, in fall the leaves burn bright red and orange, and in wi…
Top Choice Historic Site in Northern Virginia

Mount Vernon

One of America's most visited historic sites, Mount Vernon was the beloved home of George and Martha Washington, who lived here from the time of their marriage in 1759 until George's death in 1799. Regular guided to…
Top Choice Historic Site in Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

The restored capital of England’s largest colony in the New World is a must-see attraction for visitors of all ages. This is not some phony, fenced-in theme park: Colonial Williamsburg is a living, breathing, workin…
Top Choice Historic Site in The Piedmont

Monticello

The house at Monticello is an architectural masterpiece designed and inhabited by Thomas Jefferson, founding father and third US president, who spent 40 years building his dream home. It was finally completed in 180…
Top Choice Museum in National Mall

National Museum of African American History and Culture

This sensational museum covers the diverse African American experience and how it helped shape the nation. Start downstairs in the sobering 'Slavery and Freedom' exhibition and work your way up to the community and …
Top Choice Museum in National Mall

National Gallery of Art

Two buildings. Hundreds of masterpieces. Infinite enjoyment. The neoclassical West Building showcases European art through to the early 1900s; highlights include works by da Vinci, Manat, Monet and Van Gogh. The IM …
Top Choice Museum in National Mall

National Air and Space Museum

The legendary exhibits at this hugely popular museum include the Wright brothers' flyer, Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis, Howard Huges' H-1 Racer and Amelia Earhart's natty red plane.…
Top Choice Museum in Richmond

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Richmond is a cultured city, and this splendid art museum is the cornerstone of the local arts scene. Highlights of its eclectic, world-class collection include the Sydney and Frances Lewis Art Nouveau and Art Deco …
Top Choice University in Charlottesville

University of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia, and designed what he called an 'Academical Village' embodying the spirit of communal living and learning. At the heart of this 'village' is the Lawn, a large gent…
Top Choice Monument in National Mall

Lincoln Memorial

Anchoring the Mall's west end is the hallowed shrine to Abraham Lincoln, who gazes across the Reflecting Pool beneath his neoclassical, Doric-columned abode. The words of his Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural …