Things to Do: Newport News

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

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

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

COVA Restaurant Week and Winter Cuisine

Cold winter temperatures got you wanting to stay inside? How about spending that time indoors enjoying some delicious food? Coastal Virginia serves up the best dishes and there’s no better time to try something new than during one of our Restaurant Weeks. Grab your friends and indulge your palate! Here are seven ways to get your grub on in COVA: Franklin Southampton Tired of the turkey and ham? Whip up a delicious southeastern seafood

Healthy Resolutions for 2017

Go a little overboard with the food during the holidays? Who doesn’t? If you enjoyed your family time as much as we did, you’re probably also looking for some ways to get back on track this new year. Instead of just hitting the gym, we’ve gathered some fun ways to get your healthy resolutions in gear around Coastal Virginia. Here are seven ways to get healthy this year in COVA: Virginia Beach At First

New Year, New COVA

The new year is bringing lots of NEW to Coastal Virginia! We are excited for everything that is coming in 2017 and thought we would share it with you. Here are six new additions to COVA in 2017: Franklin Southampton Mark your calendar to check out the first year of the Blackwater River Fest! This event is going to be a fun-filled two day festival! Take a kayak tour of the river or cast

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

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

Sweet Spots in COVA

Dessert. What kids suffer through vegetables for and what adults eat for dinner. Around the holidays, people break out the stretchy pants so they have room for dessert because it’s the one thing we all look forward to at any party. Start planning for your holiday get-togethers by taste testing your way through our list and finding the best cake or pie to wow your friends and family with. Here’s six of the best

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