Virginia is the place for the extraordinary and unique. It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that our state excels at
everything – but then again, we might be slightly biased. If we had to pick just some things that we as Virginians do better than any one else, the list might start with the following.
1. State pride
Virginia is for lovers (of Virginia).
2. Field trips
Never is there a shortage of field trip options here. No matter where you live in Virginia, there's bound to be a site of historical significance within a 10-mile radius.
3. Admiring gorgeous sunsets
Whether the sun is descending behind the Blue Ridge Mountains or the Chesapeake Bay, being from Virginia means appreciating this extraordinary beauty.
4. Being presidential
So far, there have been 8 U.S. presidents born in Virginia. That seems like more than a coincidence.
5. Keeping up the traditions
Whether it's a live museum such as Colonial Williamsburg or a pumpkin pie recipe, Virginians know the importance of keeping traditions alive and well.
6. Minding our manners...
Conversations around here are filled with "yes ma'am" and "yes sir." You can chalk it up to good ol' Southern charm.
7...but never taking ourselves too seriously
Our keen sense of humor often shows up on our license plates.
8. Marveling at the weather
There's just no getting over the crazy phenomenon that is Virginia weather.
9. Taking the scenic route
Virginians know that it always pays off to take the long way around.
Virginia is the home of many happy hikers and bikers.
11. Farmers markets
With such a wide array of terrain, it's no wonder that produce from Virginia is some of the best in the country. And the farmers markets are a staple of our communities.
You don't want to argue with us on this one.
13. Small towns
From the beach to the river to the mountains, our small towns are some of the most charming in the country.
14. Live music
Whether it's a sold-out show for a nationally-touring artist or the local bluegrass band, Virginians are never without great live music.
15. Having a blast
You have to admit it'd be difficult to find a state more fun-loving than Virginia.
These are just some examples of how living in Virginia contributes to our character and way of living. What would you add to this list? Please share your thoughts with us!