One of the best things about owning a Ford that you bought from Cavalier Ford Lincoln is that you get to travel and experience all the sights and sounds of Virginia without having to worry about car rentals or extra expenses. There are plenty of places that you can visit this fall, whether you’re looking at simply taking a day trip or planning a longer vacation in the state.
Jamestown and Yorktown
Virginia is rich in colonial history, with plenty of Civil War and Revolutionary War battlefields to be found. It’s also renowned as the birthplace of eight presidents, including Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. If you’re a Civil War history buff, a visit to Jamestown and Yorktown is essential. Part of the historic triangle along with Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown both have their own special charm and are worth a visit.
Jamestown is packed with restored homes and workshops and is a great example of one of the first American cities, while Yorktown is known for being the location of one of the most important battles and victories in the Revolutionary War. A trip to both Jamestown and Yorktown can be done in a couple of hours, leaving plenty of time for other attractions.
If you still haven’t got a fill of history you can brave the tourists and school field trips and visit Colonial Williamsburg, a bubble of history in the city of Williamsburg. With plenty of restored houses, schools and businesses, along with colonial townsfolk, you’ll feel like you have stepped back in time. The helpful townsfolk will also educate and entertain and give a glimpse of how life was during the 18th century.
Even though you may feel a bit of fall chill in the air, a trip to Virginia Beach is well worth it. Not only does it have one of the biggest beaches in the northern states, it’s only an hour’s drive away from Colonial Williamsburg. Even if you don’t want to visit the beach itself, there are plenty of small amusement parks, museums, gardens and even an aquarium to keep you busy and entertained. If you’re planning a day trip out in your Ford, you can start out at Virginia Beach and then move onto the more historical sites in Virginia. If you’re planning to spend the day at the beach, then get there early to reserve the best spot, as there are plenty of tourists around and space is at a premium.
Another attraction close to Virginia Beach and the Historic Triangle is the Busch Gardens amusement park, which has been named one of the most attractive parks in the country due to the massive effort put into landscaping and gardening in the park. There are plenty of rides ranging from relatively calm to thrilling roller coasters ensuring that everybody in the family will have fun at the amusement park. There are seasonal events hosted by the park that are geared towards families, and with Halloween around the corner you can expect something thrilling at Busch Gardens.
If you prefer something off the beaten path, take the I-64 west and enjoy the great outdoors in the Shenandoah National Park. There are plenty of hiking trails which will take you past some of the tallest and most impressive waterfalls in the country. You can also take your Ford off-road on the spectacular Skyline Drive which allows you to drive along the mountain tops and even a part of the Appalachian Trail, giving you plenty of opportunity to see some great views, particularly in the fall.
These family fun attractions are a short driving distance from Cavalier Ford Lincoln in Chesapeake, VA. You would be the talk of the place if you showed up with a new vehicle, such as the 2015 Ford Taurus! Come visit today at 1515 S. Military Highway!