Virginia Travel Guide 2015 - (Page 3)

Welcome athletes and cycling fans with the UCI World Road Cycling Championships in September 2015. Fairfax will host 12,000 professional public safety athletes from 70 countries competing in 60+ sports June 26-July 5, 2015, at the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. Finally, Dulles International Airport will continue to grow as an important gateway for international travelers with Air China's launch of four non-stop services from Beijing to Dulles. In Virginia, you and your family can vacation like a local, doing what you love to do with those you love most. Visit one of our more than 80 breweries or 250 wineries. Take in the breathtaking landscapes by hiking our many mountain trails, or visit one of our more than 40 LOVE artworks around the state. Get your heart rate pumping at a NASCAR race - Virginia is the only state with four Sprint Cup races. Reconnect with nature at one of our nearly 40 state parks. Delight your taste buds at one of our James Beardnominated restaurants. Or, kayak, float, or raft down one of our nine major rivers. From mountains and valleys to thousands of miles of beaches and shoreline; charming small towns to exciting big cities; one thing is certain: a CAMERON DAVIDSO It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our enduring tourism brand, Virginia is for Lovers, stands for love - pure and simple. For people who love history, outdoors, wine, oysters, music festivals and more, Virginia is the ideal destination to completely connect with loved ones, doing the things you love to do on a great vacation. Dorothy and I are so proud to be Virginians, and delighted to be able to share with you all of the things our great Commonwealth has to offer. My vision is to support growth in the tourism and hospitality sector for a more vibrant Virginia economy. Diversifying our economy through the tourism industry is an important way to bolster the New Virginia Economy. This year is an exciting one in Virginia with new attractions such as the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and Spearhead Trails in Southwest Virginia, the developing Virginia Oyster Trail across the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and Eastern Shore; and Sesquicentennial festivities across the Commonwealth marking the end of the Civil War at Appomattox. Richmond and the surrounding area will play host to thousands of N To the Wonders of Virginia Virginia vacation is one with captivating adventures just waiting to be discovered. We hope this Travel Guide will help you plan the vacation of a lifetime. Thank you for visiting. ` Top: Governor Terence R. McAuliffe Inset: Appomattox Court House and National Historical Park, Appomattox Sincerely, Terence R. McAuliffe Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia ` 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virginia Travel Guide 2015

Welcome To Virginia
Virginia Travel Information & State Map
Great Scenic Drives
The Beauty of the Small Town
Eat Like a Local
The New Virginia Cuisine
Local Foodie Fun
Wine & Oysters: Perfect Virginia Pair
Craft Ciders and Other Sips
Love on Tap: Craft Brews
Music to the Ear
Resorts and Sweet Dreams
Golf Virginia!
The Sporting Life
Civil War & Emancipation
Tracking “Turn” in Virginia
Walking with Speilberg and Lincoln
Natural Outdoors
Virginia Water Adventures
Coastal Virginia
Coastal Virginia / Eastern Shore
Chesapeake Bay
Northern Virginia
Central Virginia
Southern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Blue Ridge Highlands
Heart of Appalachia
Virginia Accommodations
Virginia Events 2015

Virginia Travel Guide 2015