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Alexandria — 1 night

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
On the 7th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at George Washington's Mount Vernon and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria online visit planner.

Omaha to Alexandria is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Omaha to Alexandria, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Omaha in April: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 68°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 1 night

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, and then get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 1 night

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the galleries of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Virginia travel guide

Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.