Travel & Hotel RVA

Conference Location:
Tuckahoe YMCA
9211 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA.  23229
(804) 740-9122

Hotel Location: (a short drive from the Tuckahoe YMCA)
Embassy Suites Richmond
2925 Emerywood Parkway Richmond VA 23294
When traveling in central Virginia for business or leisure, treat yourself to the traditional comfort and elegance of Embassy Suites Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Richmond. Our spacious, two-room accommodations set the standard for Richmond Virginia hotels, as the city’s only full-service, all-suite lodging option combined with an unmatched meeting experience in an IACC-approved conference facility.  Begin each day with a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast.
Situated in an area rich in history and culture, this classic atrium-style Richmond hotel provides an ideal setting:
Located one block off I-64 in the heart of Richmond, Virginia
Five minutes from popular West End dining and shopping
Just eight miles from the center of historic downtown
Only 18 miles from Richmond International Airport
King Room: $119/night
Double Room: $139/night
Reservations must be made prior to the cut-off date, September 12, 2014.  Please call the hotel directly at 804-672-8585 or our central reservations at 1-888-409-5345 and ask for the DCAC Richmond Fitness Education Conference block when making your reservations.
Reservations may also be made online by visiting and enter Group Code:  DCAC

Food Options driving Distance near Tuckahoe YMCA:
Cheese Roll Bake Shop
Tiki Restaurant
TD’s Smokehouse BBQ
Einstein’s Bagels
PaPa John’s Pizza
Tokyo Joe’s
Regency Square Mall Food Court
Kroger Grocery store

Driving Directions to Tuckahoe YMCA from Northern Virginia:
Take 395 S/Richmond and merge onto 1-395 South
Continue onto 1-395 Connector S/I-95 Connector S – Merge onto I-95 South
Take exit 79 to merge onto I-64 W.
Take exit 183A for Glenside Drive South – then merge onto Glenside Drive
Continue straight onto Horsepen Road.
Turn right onto Patterson Avenue
Turn left into YMCA parking lot

Driving directions to Tuckahoe YMCA from the South:
1.    Take I-95 N/Richmond and merge onto I-95 N
2.    Take exit 67B to merge onto VA 150 N/ Chippenham Parkway towards US -60/US-360 West
3.    Continue onto North Parham Road
4.    Turn left onto Patterson Avenue
5.    Turn left into YMCA parking lot

Driving Directions to Tuckahoe YMCA from Embassy Suites Hotel:
1.    Head northeast on Emerywood Pkwy
2.    Turn right onto US-250 East
3.    Turn right onto Glenside Drive
4.    Continue straight onto Horsepen Road
5.    Turn right onto Patterson Avenue
6.    Turn left into Tuckahoe YMCA parking lot

Driving Directions to Embassy suites from Richmond International Airport (Nearest Airport to Conference location):
1. Depart Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr and bear left onto Clarkson Rd
2. Turn right toward S Airport Drive and bear right onto S Airport Drive.  Keep straight onto VA-156 N / S Airport Drive
3. Take ramp right for I-64 West toward Richmond
4. Keep straight onto I-64 W / I-95 N / Richmond-Petersburg Tpke
5. At exit 79, take ramp right for I-64 West toward Charlottesville / Powhite Pkwy.   At exit 183C, take ramp right for US-250 West toward Glenside Dr North.
6. Bear right onto US-250 / W Broad Street
7. Turn left onto Emerywood Parkway into hotel parking lot

Tips For Your Trip:
You will be moving quickly from session to session and sometimes from one location to the other, so pack accordingly. You might want to bring a sweatshirt or cover-up with you to sessions each day in case you get cold during those times when you aren’t exercising. The conference and trade show are a great networking opportunity, so don’t forget to bring your business cards. Many participants bring snacks with them such as bagels, crackers, energy bars, etc. There are several food options close by to the YMCA – please see “Food Options” above. Please note that NO audio taping, videotaping, or photography will be permitted at any time in any conference activity sessions except by authorized personnel. As a courtesy to others, please turn your cell phone off while in sessions. In response to attendee requests and to preserve the educational atmosphere and safety of all participants, children and babies are not allowed in sessions. In an effort to join the “Green” movement, no paper outlines will be given out this year. Session outlines will be available for download on the website prior to the conference.