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AUG 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 2 0 1 8 / 2 0 1 9 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 110 Fresh Seafood The Rappahannock Oyster Company made it its mission to help resurrect the Chesapeake Bay oyster population. The achievement of that goal is celebrated in a collection of restaurants, including Rappahannock in downtown Richmond. A farm-to-table restaurant, Rappahannock features a raw bar, offering its own oysters on the half-shell, as well as a feast of delights such as Oysters & Pearls, a seafood concoction of Rappahannock River Oysters with charred blood orange and mezcal granite, and trout caviar. Early American History The Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg is a living history museum operated by the Commonwealth of Virginia that provides fun for people of all ages. Learn about the rich history of Jamestown and its beginnings as you explore exhibits and recreations of the Jamestown Settlement ships, discovering more about the four-and-a-half-month voyage from England and participating in periodic demonstrations of 17th Century piloting and navigation. Visit the recreated Powhatan Indian Village and the recre- ated 1610 fort, which includes wattle-and-daub dwellings, an Anglican church, a court of guard, a storehouse, a cape merchant's office and a governor's house. Blue Ridge Beauty Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains offers more than 500 miles of trails showcasing the beauty of the region's landscapes as well as the diverse wildlife. The park features waterfall hikes, including Overall Run Falls, the tallest waterfall in the park (93 feet); Rose River Falls, which can have as many as four cascades after a heavy rainfall; and many more. You can also hike 105 miles of the Appalachian Trail that run through the park for even more scenic plea- sures. Backcountry camping adventures allow guests to experience the park's natural allure and the park offers other lodging opportuni- ties as well. Celebrating the Year of the Bird, Shenandoah National Park is featuring a resi- dent or visiting bird every week of 2018. n City Map Location Page A B C D E F G H I J Alexandria....................... H2 .................. 111 Arlington ......................... H2 .................. 111 Blacksburg ...................... D4 .................. 111 Charlottesville ................. G3 .................. 111 Chesapeake ..................... I5 .................. 111 Fredericksburg................ H2 .................. 111 Hampton ........................... I4 .................. 111 Harrisonburg ....................F2 .................. 112 Hot Springs ..................... E3 .................. 112 Leesburg......................... H1 .................. 112 Lynchburg ........................F4 .................. 112 Martinsville.......................F5 .................. 112 Newport News .................. I4 .................. 112 Norfolk .............................. I4 .................. 112 Richmond ....................... H4 .................. 112 Roanoke ......................... E4 .................. 113 Salem ............................. E4 .................. 113 Stafford ........................... H2 .................. 114 Staunton ..........................F3 .................. 114 Virginia Beach ................. J4 .................. 114 Williamsburg ..................... I4 .................. 114 1 2 3 4 5 Virginia Governor's Mansion in Colonial Williamsburg Appalachian Trail Chesapeake Bay oysters Historic Landmarks & Diverse Terrain From the Chesapeake Bay to the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, Virginia is for lovers, adventurers, attendees and anyone else looking for diverse opportunities to explore the Old Dominion. Historic landmarks dot the state, including Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Charlottesville plantation, and Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum that recreates Colonial life. The mountain regions offer breathtaking hiking opportunities along with a multitude of other outdoor adventures and chances to experience the mountain music of Appalachia. Visitors heading to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean locales will find an abundance of fresh seafood and chances to enjoy viewing the local wildlife and coastal scenery.

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