Русская версия Virginia is a place where the US as we imagine it now started: it became the first permanent New World English colonies. It is also called Old Dominion even now due to its status as a former dominion of the English. Moreover, it is often called Mother of Presidents as a state where most of American presidents were born. Current touristic motto of the state is “Virginia Is For Lovers”, not quite clear why: maybe since Virginia with its beaches is a great getaway for couples. Although these are not only beaches which fascinate visitors: Virginia is reach in mountains, museums, and oldest cities. Due to its great history, Virginia is an important place to learn about the country’s past and present. Also, it is a Mecca for those interested in air, space, marine ship industries.
Русская версия Stretching from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway is a road of almost 700 kms of fascinating views high in the Appalachian mountains. The road is a great opportunity to breathe fresh mountain air, enjoy the views, and see numerous plant and animal species (e.g. 54 mammals!). On the way you may also see old Appalachian farm buildings, trail cabins and other out-of-date miracles, also hike, camp, rent lodgings, fish, swim, or simply drive. The Parkway has been the most visited unit of the National Park System every year since 1946 (except one 1949) being quite an old way of having fun: