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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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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