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In the state of first landings, first impressions count – but it’s hard to go wrong when you’re sandwiched between the Appalachian Mountains and Chesapeake Bay. Being in Virginia means being in nature, and whether you prefer to spend your days hiking through valleys to spy local landmarks or surfing the waves at Virginia Beach, you’ll never want to leave. Combine that with historical sites brought to life before your eyes and a food scene powered by the freshest local produce and seafood straight from the bay – and you’ll find Virginia is a state that feeds your mind, soul and tastebuds. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.