LOVE Works in the River Realm
If there isn’t love infused into your travels, you’re doing it wrong. One trip to Virginia’s River Realm and you’ll know what we mean. This special place in the world will help you reconnect with the friends and family you love, grow to love our coast’s natural beauty, and even love yourself just a little more than before you came.
After you share leisurely family dinners at restaurants like The Table at Wilton, learn from local watermen like Captain William Saunders, and explore our artisan trails, take time to capture your LOVE with your travel buddies. Speckled throughout the region are big LOVE signs for this very reason. Check them out below and see what’s near to see, taste and experience.
Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Park
287 Jackson Creek Road
Deltaville, VA 23043
Discover this bold Patriot Red sign at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Park. It is considered one of the largest in the state. The letters measure more than 8’ in height and 4’ in width. Cozy up in the center of the “O” for the perfect travel shot. After you do, step back into time and explore the museum. It honors and explains boatbuilding skills that made the Deltaville area famous. Here, you can also enjoy a long walk in Holly Point Nature Park, which features a children’s garden, nature trail walk, kayak launch, picnic tables and a pier walk. You may be lucky enough to discover a farmer’s market, outdoor concert, or seafood festival here! Check out the events schedule before you go.
777 General Puller Highway
Saluda, VA 23149
This fun LOVE sign captures everything we love in our region: history, oysters, agriculture and boating. It’s located in Middlesex County at the Lt. General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller Park next to the Middlesex County Museum and Visitors Center. At the museum, you’ll get up close and personal with artifacts like prehistoric whale bones, Native American arrow points, a model of an General Store, old maps, Civil Rights local pioneer Irene Morgan’s freedom medal that tell the story of our magical Middlesex County. A variety of educational programming positions Middlesex County as a key character in the story of America’s beginnings. You’ll get to know and love the local military heritage featuring Lt. Colonel Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, the most decorated Marine in Corps history!
210 Oyster Road
Urbanna, VA 23175
Talk a walk by the water to see this LOVE sign. Visit us at the Urbanna Town Marina where you can sit on the dock for hours and watch deadrise boats, kayaks, and yachts flow in and out of boat slips and down the river. This is also where festivals like the Urbanna Oyster Festival take the stage. If you want to impress your friends with some trivia, you can tell them this particular LOVE sign was created using boat building techniques with wood, steel and fiberglass. It is portable, floatable and travels to all of Middlesex County’s major events. To be sure the sign is there for your photo opps, call 804-758-5440 to confirm its location before visiting. Don’t forget to enjoy all there is to see in Urbanna during your visit. Get our Urbanna Travel Guide here.
This LOVE sign is ready for all seasons. The two-sided creation is based on two of Kilmarnock’s largest soirees: Kandy for Kids and the Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade. Depending on the mood, you can discover the sign in spooky or Santa mode. No matter the time, though, you’ll find it located in one of Virginia’s most enchanting towns. From shopping, to bed and breakfasts, to fine dining, Kilmarnock has a little something for everyone. Get our Girls Weekend Travel Guide here and our Couples Travel Guide here.
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