Popular cities in Virginia include Alexandria, Williamsburg, Arlington, Richmond and Virginia Beach. Alexandria and Williamsburg both offer conveniences and a variety of amenities and features that make them popular residential locations and visitor destinations.
Alexandria is located just outside Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River. Its proximity to the capital and its amenities make it a desirable residence for many government workers. The city offers numerous hotels, shopping locations and a bustling waterfront that is home to boat cruises, live music and festivals throughout the year. Alexandria features an assortment of historic buildings and homes, art galleries and restaurants and is close to scenic hiking trails and other recreational locations that appeal to residents and visitors.
Williamsburg is popular destination for tourists, educators and anyone interested in American history. The historic district in the city’s center recreates colonial life and allows visitors to sit in the same chamber of the House of Burgesses where Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech. The historic Jamestown settlement and the Yorktown battlefield where Washington accepted the British surrender are within a few miles. The area also offers theme parks, recreational activities and many cultural events. Williamsburg is home to one of the nation’s top wineries and numerous theater productions and concerts that take place throughout the year.