Things to Do: November

Where to Shop Local this Small Business Saturday in COVA

Saturday, November 26 is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. We at Coastal Virginia love our small businesses and want to support them as often as possible, so we’re sharing our favorite places to shop local to get the best gifts for your loved ones this holiday season. Shop Local and Shop Small in Cova! Where to Shop Local this Small Business

November Events In COVA Not To Be Missed

The holiday season is swinging into full force and you know what that means…holiday lights, parades, Santa sightings and alpacas? Coastal Virginia has it all with an amazing list of events for you and the family to enjoy each weekend no matter where you are. Here is just a sneak peek with five events you don’t want to miss out on. Here are five ways to start your holidays off right in COVA: Virginia

Honoring Those Who Served in COVA

“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.”— Dan Lipinski Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Coastal Virginia is the proud home

Smithfield’s Autumn Vintage Market is back!

Hurricane Matthew may have caused us to cancel our Autumn Vintage Market a few weeks ago, but we have GOOD NEWS! The Market is back and will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. along three blocks of Smithfield’s Main Street. All 100+ of our fabulous vendors will be there with vintage, antique and repurposed items. The Market will also offer live music and delicious local foods. Free parking and shuttle service will

Fall for the Arts in COVA

In the mood for something quieter to do or a little more low key? Want to get in touch with your artsy side? Well, then here’s a list to help you fall for Cova in a whole new way. Explore some amazing galleries and discover a new appreciation for the creativity that is alive in Coastal Virginia. Here are seven ways to Fall for the Arts in COVA: Hampton The Hampton University Museum, the

Turn the Page: Hi-Fructose Magazine Exhibit Comes to Virginia Beach!

When America’s top-ranked arts publication magazine joins forces with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), an once-in-a-lifetime VB experience awaits.  MOCA’s newest exhibit, Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, will be an unprecedented showcase highlighting the renowned art and artists from the San Francisco-based Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine’s first ten years in publication. The exhibit is the ultimate collaboration of two like-minded organizations, and will bring the works

Experience an Energy Like No Other at Virginia Beach’s Rudee Inlet

Aquatic adventure is the name of the game when you visit Rudee Inlet, just south of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The laid-back neighborhood harbor is a favorite of our locals and, trust us, they know how to have a good time. From jet skis to paddle boards, the marinas of Rudee Inlet have what you need to take your vacation to the next level. Come and parasail high above the water for a view that will take

Get Out on the Town in Virginia Beach

In Virginia Beach, it can be a tall order to pull yourself away from the sand and surf but a night (or day) on the town might be exactly what your vacation needs. Whether you want to get dressed up and enjoy a glass of Merlot indulge your inner shopaholic, you will find what you are looking for at Town Center of Virginia Beach and Pembroke Mall. Just a quick drive from the boardwalk,

Virginia Beach Brewery Tours Will Cure What Ales You

In Virginia Beach, the beer flows like the mighty Lynnhaven River, no matter the season. Like the transition of the leaves and the shifts in temperature, each new season provides ample opportunity to explore new varieties of beer at one of our many local breweries. From stouts and porters, to IPAs and Lagers, stop in to one of our many breweries for a sampler of them all! With so many wonderful breweries from which

Lighting the Way for Your Virginia Beach Adventure

Begin your visit to Coastal Virginia in the same place the settlers began theirs, and experience Virginia Beach history firsthand. Where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic marks the spot where John Smith and his crew first stepped foot on American sand before moving inland to establish the settlement of Jamestown. Today, in addition to prime sunset viewing, the original landing site is home to the First Landing Cross and the first federally-funded construction