The definitive, comprehensive guide to Virginia Beach, Richmond and surrounding areas, with hundreds of lodging, dining, and recreational recommendations.
Explore this vital regionVirginia Beach and Richmond, the state capitol. Author Renee Wright offers extensive coverage of Colonial Williamsburg, historic James-town, and Norfolk, home to the great Atlantic Fleet. Includes special sections on Civil War battlefields, maritime history, Hampton Roads’ quadricentennial, and bird-watching opportunities in the region.
About the Author
A native with deep roots in Virginia soil, Renee Wright knows the region as few others do. She has written articles on destinations throughout the South and is the author of Explorer's Guide North Carolina’s Outer Banks & Crystal Coast and Explorer's Guide Myrtle Beach & South Carolina's Grand Strand. Wright lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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