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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,...
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3211 Lynnhaven Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay were historically a haven for oysters until pollution and a series of viruses decimated the population in the 1980s. Thanks to conservation efforts and the hard work of a handful of dedicated watermen, oysters...
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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...
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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...
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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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201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
If you want to lose yourself in a show, The Sandler Center is the place for you. Talented local arts organizations have needed a performance and rehearsal space for years—the answer came in the form of this dreamy, state-of-the-art cultural and...
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2248 Sunstates Ct #101, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Fire & Vine offers wood-fired cuisine and new-world wine in a cozy atmosphere. Sampling one of their wine flights is a great way to try several wines at a great value. Located in the Hilltop area, this restaurant is convenient to both the Town...
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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...
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3333 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, USA
El Taco Loco is my favorite place for tex-mex in Virginia Beach. An extensive menu and friendly staff make this place popular with families and groups of friends but I come here for the tacos. The 24 hour smoked brisket tacos are tender and...
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Family owned and operated, Steinhilber's has been a much-loved local institution ever since it first opened its doors in 1939. The restaurant aims for the guest experience to harken back to the days when "every meal out was a special event." You...
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3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
The siren's song lures many visitors to Virginia Beach and King Neptune welcomes everyone to the Oceanfront. The three-mile-long boardwalk is popular with runners and those out for a leisurely stroll, while a separate bike path allows cyclists to...
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200 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Wildlife isn't the first thing that usually comes to mind when thinking of Virginia Beach, but get in a boat and head out to sea, and all of that changes. The Virginia Aquarium offers wildlife boat tours that leave from Rudee Inlet year round,...
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3102 Holly Rd #514, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Not far from the Virginia Beach boardwalk, Terrapin Restaurant has long been a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Terrapin involves you in the whole experience of food, sourced locally and prepared in an open kitchen. Here you'll experience a...
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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...
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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...
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1309 Raleigh Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
Smartmouth brewery is the newest addition to Virginia's craft beer scene, and is quickly drawing a local following. Offerings include their 3 flagship varieties: Murphy's Law Amber Ale, Alter Ego Saison, Rule G IPA, as well as a rotation of season...
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6702, 4532 Columbus St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
Craving some heat in Virginia Beach? Saffron serves Indian dishes and lets you choose the spice level: mild, medium, medium hot, hot, or Indian hot. The service is friendly, and you can order à la carte or help yourself to the lunchtime buffet.
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1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
Located alongside the Nauticus Museum in downtown Norfolk, a tour of this ship gives you a taste of what life at sea was like. Fun anytime of year, it's a rare opportunity to hop aboard one of these vessels. The Norfolk/Virginia Beach area has a...