11 Reasons Virginia Is The Best State
Start writing a post
Sports

11 Reasons Virginia Is The Best State

It's the absolute best state

2167
11 Reasons Virginia Is The Best State
USA Lovelist

When you think about the best states, many come to mind. In the end though, one is truly the best, and that is the state of Virginia. Virginia is home to some of the greatest schools, adventures, road trips, etc. I can go on for days about the great things that Virginia provides. Here are 10 reasons that Virginia is the best.

1. Jamestown

If you want to see where America started, you can only find that here in Virginia. Jamestown is home to where Pocahontas saved John Smith, a colonist, from the Powhatan tribe. This place symbolizes the start of the colonies and America. It's a great vacation spot where many parents take their kids.

2. Amusement Parks/ Water Parks


Virginia might have some of the greatest amusement parks and water parks around. In Williamsburg, you can find not just one, but two water parks. The first is Water Country USA, and the other is the Great Wolf Den lodge, a hotel resort with a gigantic water park inside. Then right inside Williamsburg is Busch Gardens. The park has a European theme compared to other Busch Gardens parks and has some of the greatest roller coasters in the country. If you go a little more north in Virginia, you will find two more places. Kings Dominion is another great amusement park to take the family to as well. Finally is Massanutten. Not only is it home to an amazing water park, but a ski resort as well.

3. Amazing Colleges


The University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, William & Mary, James Madison University, Liberty University, Radford University, Emory & Henry College, Christopher Newport University, Washington and Lee University...need I say more? VA is home to some of the greatest public and private colleges.

4. The Most Presidents Were Born Here

Not only is Virginia home to some of the greatest colleges in the country, but the most presidents have been born in the great state of Virginia. One fun fact is that four of the first five presidents were from Virginia. The complete list of the presidents who called VA home base are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, Woodrow Wilson, John Tyler and Zachary Taylor.

5. Military History


The American Revolutionary War and the Civil War both ended here in the state of Virginia. To see where the Revolutionary War ended, you just need to travel right near Williamsburg to Yorktown, where General Cornwallis of the British forces surrendered to America. To see where the Civil War ended, travel to the Lynchburg area to Appomattox, VA. In this city is where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant right inside the courthouse. Also, Richmond was the capitol of the Confederate states during the Civil War.

6. Virginia Beach


Looking for a trip to a great beach? There's no need to go to any other state. Virginia Beach was rated as one of the top 10 best beaches for families by Family Vacation Critic in 2015.

7. Great Hiking Spots


You can't go wrong with hiking spots in Virginia. There's McAfees Knob, Hawksbill Mountain, Mount Rogers, Devils Marble Yard, and The Cascades, just to name a few.

8. Home To A Natural Wonder


If you travel a little bit down the road from either Roanoke or Lynchburg, you will find Lexington, VA. It is home to Natural Bridge, one of the world's seven wonders. It's a great place to take a hike, has a nice hotel, and is the perfect place for a picture!

9. Home To Great Music


Virginia is home to some of the greatest music and singers of the world. Such artists who have lived or still live in Virginia are The Dave Matthews Band, Chris Brown, Old Dominion, Pharrell, Missy Elliot, and even Old Crow Medicine Show. Not only is it home to great artists, but it is home to the birthplace of country music. Right in Bristol, VA, country music was born. There is a museum there today to commemorate it. There are many great music festivals all over Virginia year-round if you ever have time to check one out.

10. Sports

Virginia is not the place where you will find a professional top league team, but it is home to a place of great sporting events and teams. You have affiliates of Major League Baseball teams, such as the Pulaski Yankees, the Salem Red Sox, the Richmond Giants, and the Norfolk Mets. Then, who else can forget about the amazing NASCAR tracks in Richmond, Bristol, and Martinsville? Also, did I mention that Virginia will be the host of the largest ever crowd for a football game when Virginia Tech takes on Tennessee this fall at the Bristol Motor Speedway? No other state will be able to say that come September.

11. It's Home For Everyone


Virginia: It's home to many great things. It's home to lovers, it's home to you, it's home to your family, it's my home, and it can be anyone's home.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Adulting

7 Ideas for Keeping Logins and Passwords Securely

The first line of defense against identity theft is passwords. Unfortunately, many of us fail to remember to use them. Almost 60% of baby boomers don't use secure passwords. And, according to a report by Norton, digital natives are more prone to having their accounts compromised.

3942
7 Ideas for Keeping Logins
https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-in-brown-hoodie-using-laptop-computer-5475747/

The first line of defense against identity theft is passwords. Unfortunately, many of us fail to remember to use them. Almost 60% of baby boomers don't use secure passwords. And, according to a report by Norton, digital natives are more prone to having their accounts compromised.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Ford Cars That We Love

There's a good chance we've all driven a Ford or spent a lot of time at Ford, but what are some of the best cars they've ever made?

34447
Ford Cars That We Love
Photo by Jessy Smith on Unsplash

There are arguably few bigger automakers than Ford. They are a company that shaped the auto industry as we know it today and with a solid reputation in the industry, our wide range of Ford leases has always been a popular choice among drivers.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Prose: One Call

What if you had one call, but you could not say anything other than what you were told to say? In this short excerpt, Bethany finds herself at odds with her jailers and with the one she was told to call, the one she loves. What would you do when the conversation takes a turn off script?

24168
Prose: One Call
https://unsplash.com/s/photos/jail

With each incessant numbing ring of the phone call, I could feel the betrayal coiling around me like the phone line, squeezing me tighter.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' Film Review

Solid animation can't raise the newest entry in Sony's colorful monster series beyond the basics

84714
'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' Film Review
Photo Credit: Amazon Prime Video – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6suJohjIvfo

I take a slight issue with the idea that Adam Sandler didn’t have a good dramatic role until ‘Uncut Gems,’ what about ‘Hotel Transylvania’ (he says semi-seriously)?’

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

4 Common Reasons Couples Get Divorced

Are some people just not meant to be together? Is there any way to prevent an impending divorce?

100712
4 Common Reasons Couples Get Divorced

We've all heard the statistics. Roughly 50% of married couples eventually end up divorced. This can lead to complications, problems with your children, financial issues, and no small amount of negative emotions.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments