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    Follow Your Heart to Historic Halls and Wild Shores

    by Casey | Posted on May 16th, 2011

    Free vacation, anyone? The next prize in the Follow Your Heart to Virginia Sweepstakes is to the Chesapeake Bay!

    Prize #6: Follow Your Heart to Historic Halls and Wild Shores
    Drawing Date: June 3, 2011

    Kayaking along the shore at Westmoreland State Park. Photo courtesy of Virginia State ParksOur winner’s home base is coastal Westmoreland State Park, which stretches for 1½ miles along the Potomac River and boasts spectacular water views. Activities include an interpretative kayak trip, swimming, hiking miles of nature trails, and special evening children’s programs. For more aqua fun, Deltaville offers a Chesapeake Bay fishing trip and the Deltaville Maritime Museum.

    The exploration of historic halls begins at Stratford Hall, built in the late 1700s, and the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. There are five nature trails on the plantation and nearby is the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. The Colonial Living Farm raises livestock and demonstrations in the spinning shop.

    If you entered to win a previous prize but didn’t win, you’re still eligible and entered to win this one! No sweat!

    This prize is good for one winner plus three. It’s family fun at it’s best! See more prize details.

    Enter to Win!

    You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who is 21 years of age or older to enter. All sweepstakes entrants will receive the official 2011 Virginia Travel Guide. For more information and prize drawing dates please read the Official Rules and Prize Details. Sweepstakes ends August 25, 2011.



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    2011 Vacation Plans Start NOW!

    by Casey | Posted on December 27th, 2010

    Virginia Travel Guide CoverThe Virginia is for Lovers 2011 Travel Guide is now available. It’s 200 pages jam-packed with getaway suggestions wrapped around amusement parks, beach getaways, wineries, history and outdoor adventure. Family fun and small town discoveries will let you dive in a little deeper to make plans for places you have yet to experience.

    Expect to see Virginia’s timeless icons as well as new attractions and destinations where loved ones can completely connect on a memorable vacation. Four different cover designs – beach fun, history and heritage, wine travel and kayaking, showcase the diverse beauty of Virginia.

    Virginia Travel Guide Cover2011 major milestones including the 75th anniversaries of Shenandoah National Park and Virginia State Parks are an opportunity for families to reconnect in Virginia’s great outdoors. The new Virginia travel guide also marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and Emancipation, with commemorative events and new exhibits planned throughout Virginia.

    Love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. Visit www.Virginia.org for more information or call 1-800-VISITVA to request a free, Virginia is for Lovers travel guide.

    Connect with Virginia on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VisitVirginia.



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    Thinking “Spring Break” Yet?

    by Casey | Posted on January 28th, 2010

    Getaway this Spring Break to Colonial Beach - a low-key family fun spot on the Potomac River!

    Getaway this Spring Break to Colonial Beach - a low-key family fun spot on the Potomac River!

     Here’s a family-fun location with cute cottages, nifty dockside dining, and of course, a beach! Discover Colonial Beach on the Potomac River. It’s just across the river from DC, but worlds away in relaxing family time!

    Nearby are wildlife viewing opportunities and watersports fun galore. Check out Westmoreland State Park and Caledon Natural Area. Both locations are known for Bald Eagles, Kingfishers and Osprey, so be sure to bring your camera. Hiking and biking trails keep the kids moving and you’re sure to make some awesome memories.

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