Things to Do: Portsmouth

Getting Patriotic in COVA

Memorial Day is almost here, and COVA has plenty of ways to celebrate. Parades, festivals, and special Military discounts! Here are 4 ways to get patriotic in COVA: Portsmouth   A Portsmouth tradition since 1884, the annual Memorial Day Parade salutes the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and Portsmouth’s proud military heritage.  Enjoy floats, marching bands and lots of excitement.  The parade begins at 10:00

Spring Farmers Markets

Spring is in the air and that means fresh produce, local cheese, eggs, and meat. Bring the whole family along to these Farmers Markets in COVA! Here are 5 Farmers Markets you have to check out this Spring: Williamsburg  Enjoy the heart of Williamsburg in Merchants Square while shopping in the Farmer’s Markets for spring produce, prepared food, fish, artisan cheeses, meats, pasta, cut flowers, and handmade soaps! The market includes live music and

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.

8 Ideas for Family Fun in COVA

In Coastal Virginia it’s always family first. Here you will find parks and beaches, attractions and distractions, and all manner of things to do for the whole family, designed and cared for with the whole family in mind. Here are 8 of the great reasons we say, bring the family to COVA. Celebrate the Freedom to have Fun in Williamsburg Find your thrill at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, the world’s most beautiful theme park, or

7 Ways History Comes Alive in Coastal Virginia

Perhaps nowhere else does the exciting story of America come to life more vividly than in Coastal Virginia. From the first landing of English settlers, to the first permanent English settlement, to the home of the world’s largest naval base and so much more, the story of this region is closely connected to the history of our nation. Here are 7 ways history comes alive in COVA. Hands-on history in Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown

8 Ways COVA Floats your Boat

There are many ways to enjoy the water in Coastal Virginia. Whether you swim in it, ski in it, or just stare at it from the comforts of a dock with a beverage in your hand, the water can be the key to a great vacation. If your idea of a good time has a hull in the water, COVA is the place to be, complete with unique tours, amazing marinas and so much more. Here are just 8 of the ways you

6 Free & Almost Free Art Activities for Spring

From festivals to fairs to fun family activities, there is plenty to do this Spring around the arts and across the coastal region. Free Family Fest Fun at MOCA March 6 & April 17 The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach offers free Family Fest events every other month themed around current exhibitions for families of all ages. This spring, save the dates for March 6 and April 17 from 2-4pm

Portsmouth Is Perfect For Families On A Budget

Portsmouth is big on family fun and easy on your wallet. Located an easy drive from Virginia Beach or a pleasant ferry ride across the Elizabeth River from downtown Norfolk, you’ll find lots of fun at a very low cost. Historic Olde Towne Portsmouth From its antique and specialty stores to its tree-lined streets, Historic Olde Towne Portsmouth is much more than one of the region’s most pleasant places to take a stroll. It’s