Nestled on eastern seaboard, Virginia was the site of the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, eight US presidents were born Virginia including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. The world’s largest shipbuilding facility, naval base, and office building are all located here. In addition to countless historic sites, the state is famous for its natural landscapes, music festivals, beaches, and recreation areas. We’ve put together a travel guide to the top-10 most exciting cities in Virginia. From the capital Richmond down to the shores at Virginia Beach, from the economic dynamism in Fairfax to Roanoke in the Blue Ridge Mountains, these are the top-10 most exciting cities in Virginia.