Things to Do: February

Raising Your Spirits this Winter in COVA

Chesapeake Bay Distillery
Not all of us like the cold, but most of us enjoy quality beer, wine, & spirits. Coastal Virginia offers a great selection as breweries, distilleries, and brewpubs that continue to grow in the area. Here are 7 ways to raise your *spirits* this winter in COVA: Virginia Beach Housed within a building that many Virginia Beach locals remember as an iconic surf shop, Chesapeake Bay Distillery, the first vodka tasting room in Virginia

Celebrate Our Presidential/American Heritage in COVA

Museum
Craving a blast from the past? Get a dose of history and celebrate President’s day at these exciting attractions in Coastal Virginia. Here are 4 places to visit this President’s day in COVA: Williamsburg If you’re a history lover, Colonial and Revolutionary War sites are a must-see! Stroll through Colonial Williamsburg and explore the historic shops! You can also take a historic journey through the Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

COVA’s Guilty Pleasures

Glazed Doughnuts
Whether you are a romantic or not, this Valentine’s day we can all agree that these desserts are delicious. Coastal Virginia has an array of dessert shops that won’t let you down, even if your romantic interests don’t pan out. Here are 7 ways to indulge this Valentine’s Day in COVA: Newport News There are few better places to indulge those guilty pleasures than Indulge Bakery itself in Newport News, where you will find

Table for Two: Date Night in COVA

Smithfield Station food shot
Looking for the perfect place to dine with that special someone on February 14th? Check out this list for some date night inspiration. Call now and reserve a table for two! Here are 6 ways to make sure Valentine’s day is delicious: Smithfield What could be more romantic than dining waterside along the Pagan River at the charming Smithfield Station? The Station’s award-winning menu offers fresh seafood, Smithfield ham and their popular Sunday Breakfast

Don’t Let the Cold Stop You: Ways to Get Outside this Winter

Great Chocolate Race
It’s easy to get cooped up inside during the winter, but there is plenty to do outside in Coastal Virginia if you want to break your cabin fever. Check out these fun activities to hold yourself over until it gets warmer. Here are 4 ways to get outside this winter COVA: Norfolk Get out and bike, walk or run this year! The Elizabeth River Trail is a 10.5 mile long biking and pedestrian urban

Great American Pie Month

Pastries
Made-from-scratch and fresh out of the oven, the Great American Pie Month is here! Whatever sweet it is that you’re craving, you’re sure to find it at one of these great locations in Coastal Virginia. Indulge in some freshly baked goodness right here in COVA: Norfolk Great American Pie Month is in February and Norfolk offers a variety of delicious pies to suit all tastes! Stop by Chocollage in the historic Freemason where you’ll

Celebrating Black History Month

Virginia Legends Walk Gate
Celebrate Black History Month through art, storytelling, performance and other special exhibitions featured throughout Coastal Virginia. Don’t miss these great opportunities to experience and learn about black history in the area. Here are 6 ways to celebrate Black History Month in COVA: Virginia Beach The Virginia Legends Walk (VLW) in Virginia Beach pays homage to the legends of the state of Virginia, both past and present. Located in the heart of Virginia Beach’s oceanfront

Pig out & feel good about it – beginning Friday!

Our 4th Annual Restaurant Week in Smithfield & Isle of Wight County begins THIS FRIDAY, January 27th and runs through Saturday, February 4th. Participating restaurants will offer a reduced price lunch ($10) and dinner ($20) menu. This amazing price includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. (Beverage, tax and tip are not included.) Join us throughout the eight days of Restaurant at one of your favorite Smithfield restaurants, or try a new one. With these

Pig out and feel good about it!

SAVE THE DATES! Join us for our 4thd Annual Restaurant Week in Smithfield & Isle of Wight County when participating restaurants will offer a reduced price lunch ($10) and dinner ($20) menu. The price includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverage, tax and tip are not included. Several of our shops will also be offering discounts and specials during Restaurant Week. Visit your favorite participating shops and/or restaurants (or try a new one!) between

From the Sea to Your Plate – Virginia Beach Restaurant Week is Here (Feb 22-28)

Here in Virginia Beach, our food is a way of life and boy, are we living it up! Can you think of an experience that embodies what Virginia Beach has to offer more than watching your child slurp a Lynnhaven Oyster straight from the shell as the sun sets behind their puckered face? How about dipping your spoon into a hot bowl of she-crab soup after a brisk bike ride down the boardwalk on