Things to Do: Williamsburg

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

Cova’s Best Burger Joints

National Burger Day is May 28th, so sit back and sink your teeth into one of these delicious local burgers right here in COVA. Here are two mouth-watering spots to celebrate National Burger Day: Smithfield Of course the award-winning IBX (Inner Banks) Bar at the Smithfield Station (named the 2916 Best Dockside Bar & Grill by Chesapeake Bay Magazine) serves up an award-winning hamburger! Most of the items on the bar’s menu are under

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

Celebrating Arts & Music in COVA

Calling all art and music lovers! Check out all these fun events going on throughout May in COVA, and don’t forget the Virginia Arts Festival! Here are 5 ways to celebrate music and arts in COVA: Virginia Beach  The family-friendly Sonrise Music Festival, at Virginia Beach’s Oceanfront Resort Beach, will come alive with the sounds of Alternative music May 28-30. Held at the 31st Street Neptune Park, the event will feature Christian artists offering a

Handmade for Mom: Gifts for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s day is just around the corner! Celebrate by giving your mom something one-of-a-kind. Here are 5 ways to create a unique Mother’s Day gift in COVA: Smithfield Create a chalk paint masterpiece for Mom! The charming shop Victoria’s Rose, located in the heart of downtown Smithfield will offer a Dixie Belle Chalk Paint Class on Saturday, May 13 from 9 until 11 a.m. This will be an introductory class where attendees will learn

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in COVA

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Coastal Virginia knows how to do St. Patrick’s Day right, with opportunities to eat authentic Irish food and drink. And don’t forget the bag pipes! Here are 5 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in COVA: Franklin Southampton Cheers to Green Beers in Franklin! Belly up to the bar of Fred’s Restaurant in Historic Downtown Franklin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Looking for dinner and drinks to celebrate? Be sure to try some of

Places to Bring your Pup in COVA

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No one likes to leave their best friend at home – especially when it’s your pup! Check out these fun activities to do with your dog in Coastal Virginia. Here are 5 pet-friendly attractions in COVA: Hampton To many, taking the family on the road means grabbing a leash and making room for the dog! While in Hampton, don’t forget to pamper your pooch at one of our two bark parks! Sandy Bottom Nature

Ways to Celebrate the Beginning of Spring

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Shake off winter and check out what spring has to offer in Coastal Virginia! It’s a great time to view the beautiful scenery of the region or spend the day strawberry picking. Here are 5 ways to celebrate spring in COVA: Virginia Beach The beginning of the spring season marks the start of one of our favorite times of year here in Virginia Beach, as it also marks the start of strawberry season! Grab

Spring Sporting Events in COVA

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Whether you are a runner, basketball player, or into kayaking, Coastal Virginia has something to satisfy your sporting needs. There are plenty of opportunities to participate or watch sports in the area, so don’t miss out! Here are 5 sporting events to check out in COVA: Smithfield Test your limits with the Smithfield Sprint Triathlon. Find out what you’re made of. Sign up for the Luter Family YMCA’s annual triathlon on Saturday, March 25th.

Raising Your Spirits this Winter in COVA

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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