The Old Dominion
Virginia is a state that is rich in history, and there are many places to go, and even more things to do. Visitors with interests in beach activities can choose from the bustling City of Virginia Beach, which host's a board walk that runs for nearly 100 city blocks alongside a wide and sandy beach, bristling with hotels, restaurants, and other tourist associated business. There are three campgrounds not far from the resort area. For more quiet beach going, you could visit the Virginia Eastern Shore, on the tip of the DelMarVa Peninsula. Less populated, and only a fraction of the tourist visit this remote area, where there are miles of seashore, much of it protected wetlands. A visit to Kiptopeke State Park or Assateage Island would definitely make for an interesting time.
If your interest lies in the mountains, Virginia has a lot to offer there too. The Blue Ridge Mountains cut right through the western portion of the state. And across the Shenandoah Valley there is the main Appalachian and Allegheny Mountains.
In between the mountains and the beach, there is a great deal of historic places, such as Jamestown, site of the nations first permanent settlement. Next door to there is Williamsburg, home of our nations first capitol. And next to that is Yorktown, where the British surrendered to General Washington. All three cities have preserved their historic places, and the area has been nick named the "Historic Triangle."
Shenandoah National Park & The Blue Ridge Parkway
The park ends at it's southern end at Rockfish Gap near Afton Mountain, overlooking the city of Waynesboro. But the road doesn't end there! Interstate I-64 crossed Afton Mountain at Rockfish Gap, and just south of this junction, starts the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a continuation of Skyline Drive, heading south through the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. The road continues on for 469 miles, down into North Carolina, and finally ending at the entrance to the "Great Smokey Mountains National Park" and the Cherokee Reservation. This road way connects one great National Park with another, and is in itself, a national treasure as well.
By the way, there are a dozen campgrounds run by the National Forest Service along this road, and several private and state run campgrounds either not far off the road, and some have access right from the parkway itself. It will take several days to a week to traverse the entire length of this road, so be prepared for a very long drive!
Gone Camping Network