From the Blue Ridge mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, you'll find yourself with plenty to see and do in Virginia. One quarter of the famous Appalachian trail lies within the Commonwealth, surrounded by campgrounds and nature programs for the outdoor enthusiast. The history buff has plenty to see in Virginia, the birthplace of the United States of America. See how our past Presidents lived by visiting James Madison's Monticello home, Thomas Jefferson's Mount Vernon home, and homes of six other Presidents. Many of the national Military Museums and memorials are located in Virginia; including the National Air & Space Museum, Air Force Memorial, National Museum of the Marine Corps, National Museum of the US Army, and several more. Take a break from all the sightseeing at Virginia Beach with swimming, surfing, parasailing, and fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.