Like many destinations, urban areas have traditionally been the most popular for Queer leisure and business travel. Virginia is no exception to that rule. Our cities close to large metro areas, such as Alexandria and Arlington near Washington D.C., have been long-standing popular destinations for LGBTQ+ travelers for decades. Similarly, Virginia’s capital city of Richmond has a long history of notable Queer figures and a contemporary OutRVA life and culture. Less than two hours east of Richmond, Norfolk, and nearby coastal cities Hampton and Virginia Beach, have a centuries-long military histories, bringing with them Queer travelers from around the world. Traveling westward, Charlottesville has distinct and OUT local communities, with popular pride events and year-long social and cultural programs.