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Virginia stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains in the west, and having car hire allows you to explore these fantastic sites and more. With mountains at one end and glorious ocean-side destinations on the other, when you book car rental, Virginia and its range of attractions can be discovered easily and cheaply and at a pace that suits you.
Virginia offers such a diversity of things to see and do, from historic buildings to theme parks, and your car rental will certainly come in handy when hitting the hundreds of miles of driving trails that allow you to take in the state’s breathtaking scenery.
If you're heading out into Virginia in your hire car, you should be aware that during the summer temperatures average 33C – while in winter there is often snow. Make sure you pack your hire car with the essentials according to the time of year.
Cheap car hire in Virginia is widely available and, with the state boasting well-maintained major highways, investing in car rental is the most sensible way to go.
If you plan to rent a car, Virginia has a number of airports from which you can collect your vehicle. Washington Dulles International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the USA. It is located in Virginia, though its proximity to Washington DC makes it an ideal gateway for those visiting the capital.
One of the other main entry points for visitors touching down in Virginia is Norfolk International Airport, which is located near the ocean in the south-eastern corner of the state. Other airports, such as those in Richmond and Lynchburg, also have rental desks and a fleet of excellent vehicles. You can also arrange pick up at one of the many rental offices in downtown locations across Virginia.
Book in advance of travel and you can select the most convenient options for your travel plans. Pre-booking is also the best way to find the cheapest deals on car hire.
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You’ve touched down, collected your car keys and now the open road beckons. Where will you go?
There are plenty of wonderful and memorable places to discover in Virginia.
Arlington National Cemetery is in the north of the state. It sits right on the edge of Virginia where the Potomac River forms a natural border with the District of Columbia. Graves stand silently, row upon row, thousand upon thousand, marking a tribute to military men and women. As a former naval officer and president, JFK is buried here. Using Richmond as your base, it would take two hours to reach Arlington.
You can take to the water by enjoying a cruise on the Potomac River for scenic views of Washington DC and the Mount Vernon Estate.
In Richmond itself you could give your hire car a well-earned rest by taking a walking tour around the state's capital. Among the many interesting attractions in the city are the Museum of the Confederacy, the State Capitol building and Agecroft Hall – a 15th-century Tudor manor house original built in Lancashire! After falling victim to the ravages of time and poor fortune in England, a local decided to have it dismantled, shipped and reassembled in this beauty spot.
Williamsburg and its environs are packed with places of historic interest, as well as golf courses, spa resorts, and family theme parks. Colonial Williamsburg is an attraction worth visiting. Daily war re-enactments take place across this vast and fascinating site.
Don't forget to pack your hire car with your buckets and spades for a visit to Virginia Beach. This popular seaside town offers a range of attractions and facilities.
Beyond the borders of Virginia you can visit the museums and iconic landmarks of Washington DC, journey south into the Carolinas, or head outdoors amid the sublime scenery of West Virginia.