Virginia Beach for Friends
Collected by Max Power
Virginia Beach is a vibrant destination with hidden gems to discover. The endless beaches will lure you here but the dynamic dining, rich history, thriving arts and endless outdoors will keep you coming back.
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...
4549 Commerce St #100, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
Virginia Beach's Yard House offers more than 100 craft beers, and a subsection of its brew menu includes seasonal and limited-time drafts. Brews hail from points as diverse as Belgium and Brooklyn and pretty much every beer-producing city in...
310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
Mt. Trashmore Park, so called because it occupies the same land as a former land fill, is a beautiful example of just what modern, ecologically-minded community projects can accomplish (not to mention a nice place to run around, fly a kite, or go...
745 Duke St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
I've always been fascinated by the delicate beauty of glass art sculpture. The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio offers free demos from Wednesdays to Sundays, allowing visitors a front row seat as master artists create beautiful glass pieces using...
Fort Story, Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Climb to the top of the old Cape Henry Lighthouse, the first lighthouse built by the US government, for a rejuvenating walk and great view of the Chesapeake Bay. (The new black and white lighthouse is currently in operation, while the old...
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...
371 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
Don't let its strip mall location throw you off—Kanpai sushi is a great option for fresh sushi, often with an unusual, modern, or unexpected touch. It has a lively atmosphere (and a number of house cocktails), making this little restaurant a good...
328 Constitution Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
Judy's is starting to become something of an institution in Virginia Beach Town Center because of the Xiao Long Bao—or soup dumplings—that are one of this little Szechuan gem's specialities. While you're there, try the onion pancakes as well (just...
227 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
When you're ready to tear yourself away from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, head a couple blocks inland to Mojito Cafe. This tiny jewelbox of a restaurant takes you to the Caribbean the moment you walk through the door. They serve authentic Puerto...
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...
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...
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