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Virginia is a relatively large and varied state with numerous attractions across its length and breadth. Where you go and what you see will depend on your special interests -- whether you're into history or into hiking, for example. Ideally you should use the "Best of Virginia" chapter to work out a route that appeals to you. I have suggested a few itineraries below that will take you throughout Virginia, to its Colonial-era attractions and its Civil War battlefields, to some of its vineyards, and up the Shenandoah with a little Shakespeare thrown in. I've also suggested how parents can travel with their children in Virginia without going stark, raving mad.

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