Located about 75 miles from Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park lies along the Blue Ridge Mountains in north-central Virginia. The park stretches for 105 miles along popular Skyline Drive. The national park features spectacular vistas, waterfalls, and over 500 miles of hiking trails. Park activities include hiking, camping, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and rock climbing.
Located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach is a popular resort city. It is known for its miles of beaches and recreation along oceanfront. Virginia Beach is home to many popular state parks. The beach city has the longest pleasure beach in the world. Virginia Beach is a popular family vacation gateway. Things to do and see include Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science, First Landing State Park, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, False Cape State Park, and Cape Henry Lighthouse.