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Published on Saturday, October 9, 2021

New experiences in Virginia

As the fall season approaches Virginia is showcasing new attractions and experiences for UK travellers for when US borders reopen.


For wine lovers

Wine Month is in full swing. The Virginia Peninsula region was recently named the state's ninth official AVA (American Viticultural Area) by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. This new AVA, located near the coast, consists of five wineries for visitors to enjoy: The Williamsburg Winery, Upper Shirley Vineyards, New Kent Winery, Saude Creek Vineyards, and Gauthier Vineyard. While representing just a small number of the more than 300 wineries to be found in Virginia, the new AVA helps visitors decipher where to find a unique and distinctive taste to tempt their palettes.


Capital One Center opens in Northern Virginia

The Capital One Center in Tysons Corner is a new multi-use entertainment complex providing a range of new experiences for visitors. Capital One Hall offers Broadway shows, local theatre, and concerts .The Perch, a literal park in the sky is located at the top of Capital One Hall and features a sculpture garden, games plaza, miniature golf, performance stage, and the Starr Hill Biergarten. Also on site is the Watermark Hotel, complete with its own dog park. The entire complex is next door to the McLean Metro station.


Keswick Hall reopens featuring Marigold by Jean-Georges

Keswick Hall, one of Virginia's storied destinations since 1912 has reopened, following a complete multi-year renovation and expansion. Guest rooms and suites, common areas, the infinity pool, and cabanas have all been reimagined and a new dining experience added to the resort's amenities. Marigold, the signature restaurant helmed by acclaimed, Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten was first to open over the summer.


World's fastest multi-launch coaster coming to Virginia

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has announced that Pantheon, the world's fastest multi-launch roller coaster, will open in March 2022. The new roller coaster will feature two inversions, four launches, five air-time hills, a 95-degree drop, a height of 55 metres, and a record-breaking top speed of nearly 120 km per hour.

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