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801 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium is a unique addition to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront with 13 trails that will satisfy everyone from young kids and newbies to adrenaline junkies. Located a short drive from the popular Oceanfront resort...
316 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
If you want to satisfy a sweet tooth after a walk on the boardwalk, La Dolce Vita Bakery is the perfect spot. When I was there, the salted-caramel napoleon looked too good to pass up. The light, salty-sweet pastry cream complemented the layers of...
960 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Featuring locally sourced ingredients Eurasia Cafe marries classic French technique with an Asian twist. Seared sesame tuna with a miso glaze was perfectly prepared while the tempura green beans were a surprising take on a familiar side. Complete...
1624 Laskin Rd #740, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Fruitive is a vegetarian/vegan cafe specializing in juices, smoothies, salads and wraps that will keep you energized throughout your day. I couldn't resist the fuschia-hued dragon berry smoothie—a delicious blend of almond milk, peaches, berries...
1624 Laskin Road Suite 727, Hilltop North Shopping Center, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Go for the hummus and you'll surely leave with some baklava. Azar's is a local restaurant specializing in Lebanese/Mediterranean cuisine and their fresh hummus is fantastic. There are several locations in the Virginia Beach area and two have an...
309 Aragona Blvd # 118, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
The family-run Japanese restaurant This Old House offers a taste of Japan in Virginia Beach Town Center and has been serving sushi and other staples for close to two decades. The interior is modest, but the atmosphere is always friendly.
261 Town Center Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
This famous cupcake shop offers a variety of delectable flavors that change seasonally. Their cupcakes are baked fresh daily, with top notch ingredients, and a bit of love. Treat yourself (and kids) to a small, sweet treat that you won't regret....
164 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
While this chocolatier makes all kinds of goodies, a mug of Aztec hot chocolate spiced with cinnamon and chipotle pepper is a unique treat. Hard to find anywhere else, their creation is the perfect amount of sweet with some added spice. No matter...
4540 Main St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
As you enter Zushi Bistro, the waterfall and sleek, modern decor prepare you for a zen sushi experience. Have a seat at the bar, order a sake and let the sushi chefs work their magic with some of the freshest seafood in Virginia Beach.
6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518, USA
Looking for a little peace and quiet within the city? The Norfolk Botanical Garden is a great plance to meander for a few hours and lose yourself. With over 155 acres and changing seasonal gardens, there is always something new to see. The gardens...
3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504, USA
A great family activity in Norfolk is the Virginia Zoo. In addition to lions and tigers and bears (oh my!), the zoo has a large exhibit featuring animals from Asia. The red pandas will scamper and frolic in the trees above you—they always bring a...
1907 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517, USA
Cafe Stella is the coffeehouse everyone wants in their neighborhood. Owners Mariusz and Stella serve a variety of European style coffee drinks made from beans roasted freshly in house. In addition to pastries and light breakfast/lunch fare,...
626 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
Press 626 is a great spot to unwind with a glass of wine and something to nibble on. A concise menu consisting of panini (giving the eatery its name), salads, and creative entrees, this is one of my favorite places to stop after work. Press 626 is...
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...
10 Crawford Pkwy, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA
During a blustery winter Sunday, a dog walk with a friend in Olde Towne Portsmouth led to a spontaneous hot toddy party at 757 Crave. The view was awesome, the drink (s) hit the spot, and the staff even offered my pup bacon!
999 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
Vintage kitchen is a committed farm-to-table restaurant. Cordon Bleu graduate Chef Philip Craig Thomason uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients to assemble varied lunch and dinner menus. The dinner entrees include a few American classics, updated...
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