Collected by Meg Alcazar , AFAR Local Expert
583 Atlantic Ave, Fort Story, VA 23459, USA
Once a year, the old Cape Henry lighthouse is illuminated for the holiday season, and visitors are allowed to climb it at night to enjoy views lit by Christmas lights. This season will be the last chance the lighthouse is open to the public before...
4280 Blackwater Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457, USA
Just outside Virginia Beach, there is a vineyard open to the public each fall, but unlike most vineyards, there's no wine. Blackwater Vineyards is a pick-your-own farm for fresh grapes, with ten varieties of Muscadine and Scuppernong grapes for...
2401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
The Virginia Beach Coast Guard Station was the first in the country, and has seen more than its fair share of tragedy and legend in more than 100 years. The site now houses a small museum and gift shop, and also leads a walking tour (with a...
Pleasure House Point, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, USA
Conventional wisdom says that one should only eat oysters in months that end in "ber," but that means for an awfully oyster-less winter and summer. Now that oyster-harvesting technology has improved, you can enjoy one on the half shell year-round,...
2207 Mt Pleasant Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322, USA
Something about changing leaves and cooler weather means it's time to ride around on bales of hay and get lost in a field of vegetables. Family farm Bergey's Breadbasket has a full suite of fall fun on the farm in September and October. Every...
429 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
Waffle and ramen "pop-up" specials. A menu footnote for condiments. Dish names like "Boaring Meatloaf." Downtown Norfolk, VA restaurant Field Guide could be accused of being too precious, too "concept-like," if only it wasn't so delicious and...
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