Meticulously researched by a longtime resident, Frommer's Virginia has everything you need for the perfect trip: * Honest, in-depth reviews of accommodations in every price range, from colonial inns and distinctive B&Bs to family-friendly motels. We'll also bring you the latest on the dining scene, including sophisticated cafes, historic taverns, and down-home Southern barbecue joints. * Opinionated reviews on all the best historic attractions, from Jefferson's Monticello to the solemn expanses of Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia's charming small towns, Colonial Williamsburg, the best trails in Shenandoah National Park, the sun and surf at Virginia Beach, and Civil War battlefields. * A rundown of the best fishing, golf, hiking, river rafting, and foliage tours. * Detailed, accurate regional, city, and park maps.
Table of Contents
LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF VIRGINIA. 2 VIRGINIA IN DEPTH. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO VIRGINIA. 4 SUGGESTED VIRGINIA ITINERARIES. 5 NORTHERN VIRGINIA. 6 FREDERICKSBURG & THE NORTHERN NECK. 7 CHARLOTTESVILLE. 8 THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY. 9 ROANOKE & THE SOUTHWEST HIGHLANDS. 10 RICHMOND. 11 WILLIAMSBURG, JAMESTOWN & YORKTOWN. 12 NORFOLK, VIRGINIA BEACH & THE EASTERN SHORE. 13 FAST FACTS: VIRGINIA. INDEX.
Born and raised in North Carolina near Hampton Roads, Bill Goodwin has lived in northern Virginia since 1979. He was an award-winning newspaper reporter for the Atlanta Journal before becoming a legal counsel and speechwriter for two U.S. senators, Sam Nunn of Georgia and the late Sam J. Ervin, Jr., of North Carolina. Now a fulltime travel writer, Goodwin also is the author of Frommer's South Pacific, Frommer's Tahiti & French Polynesia, and Frommer's Fiji.