Things to Do: Chesapeake

Off-The-Grid Holiday Shopping in COVA

In Coastal Virginia, the locals know all the best spots; however, we don’t like to keep those secrets to ourselves. December is prime shopping time for the year as everyone is trying to cross friends and family off their gift list. We have put together a list of our favorite off-the-grid holiday shopping gems to get unique and thoughtful gifts for anyone who was on Santa’s Nice List this year. Our favorite off-the-grid holiday

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

Aw Shucks – The COVA Oyster Trail

November is Oyster Month in Virginia and there’s nothing we like better in Coastal Virginia than seafood. Take a tour of beautiful COVA and enjoy the freshest oysters and an experience that you can’t find anywhere else! Virginia is for Oyster Lovers. Here are six ways to get shuckin’ in COVA: Virginia is the largest producer of fresh, farm-raised oysters on the East Coast, providing eight regions of distinctive flavor. From the salts of

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

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

Fall Festival Round-Up

Summer has come to an end and fall is blowing in. Now is the time to get outside and enjoy the weather and colors of fall. We’ve compiled a list of some of the must-do festivals in Coastal Virginia this October. With so many great options, you’ll certainly fill up your calendar quickly. Here are six ways to get festive this October in COVA: Norfolk Stockley Gardens, one of Norfolk’s many green spaces, transforms

7 “Must See” Signature Spots In COVA

There are always the “must see” places that you have to check of your list, and yes, we all have one. Add these signature spots to your travel guide, when it comes to COVA, we assure you that you will enjoy these. From churches to historical sights, there is something for everyone. You don’t want to miss these spots! They are a must. The Northwest River Park in Chesapeake is a great place for

7 Hidden Gems In COVA: Secret Local Spots

Shhh…these secret local spots in COVA are simply the ones we all seek out in any town, city, or state. Giving you the inside scoop on where to go, what to see, and how to get there when it comes to Coastal Virginia. When traveling to these areas, make sure you make a pit stop at each of these local gems. Make a memory, snap a photo, just keep it on the down low.

The Colors Of Coastal Virginia

The fall foliage to be seen in Coastal Virginia is a quintessential experience. Watch COVA transform from lush green to vibrant hues of orange and red as the cooler seasons creep up on us. Take in all the colors of fall, along with fun things to do all along the coast. Stop and take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings that Coastal Virginia offers. Experience fall’s breathtaking foliage in a