There are a lot of great places to stay in Virginia and North Carolina. Here are two hotels that are top-rated as the best bang for your buck.
- Go Back In Time– with a trip to the Guilford Courthouse in Greensboro, NC- an important site at the start of the Revolutionary War.
- Hit The Water– with a guided kayaking or whitewater rafting trip along James River in Richmond, VA.
- Visit The Lemurs- yep you heard right. See the biggest population of lemurs outside of Madagascar at the Duke University Lemur Center in Durham, NC.
- Head Downtown– to the newly renovated historic district of Durham known as Brightleaf Square— a great place to meander outdoors with ample shopping and dining.
Virginia International Raceway (commonly known as “VIR”) is located in Alton, Virginia, near Danville. VIR offers six track configurations, of which two can be run simultaneously. One of the most notable sections of the course, second only to “Oak Tree” (T11), are the “Climbing Esses” which consist of an initial left up-hill (T7), followed by a right which crests at the apex then dropping slightly into a left (T8) which again crests at the apex dropping slightly, and then up into a final left (T9). The complexity and difficulty of this section is multiplied by the incredible entry speed because of a straight section leading into the Climbing Esses.
- Length: 3.27 miles
- Turns: 17
- Opened: 1967