“Virginia is for Lovers” has been the state slogan since 1969. After you visit the gateway to the south, you’re bound to fall in love like so many have for decades. With rich history, sparkling beaches, and rolling mountains, who could blame you? The state’s history began in 1607, giving it some of the oldest American historic sites in the nation. Visitors can explore Jamestown and delve into pioneer history. Virginia is also home to battlefield sites from the Civil War, as well as several military memorials. Virginia has a long coastline dotted with beaches to please everyone from the solo traveler to the whole family. Virginia Beach is home to the 3-mile long oceanfront Boardwalk, where visitors can grab a bite to eat or peruse the Boardwalk Art Show and Festival. Vacationers can also visit Virginia’s Eastern Shore that hugs the Chesapeake Bay, or Norfolk’s Ocean View Beach just north of Virginia Beach. If salt water isn’t your thing, Virginia has many river beaches along the James River. For the adrenalin junkies, Virginia is home to 5 mountain resorts to satisfy all of your winter sports desires. Whether you choose to visit Bryce, The Omni Homestead Resort, Massanutten, Primland, and Wintergreen, you’ll be sure to have adventures in all four seasons. Virginia’s history, beaches, and mountains offer something to make any vacationer fall in love with the great state.