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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

Table for Two: Date Night in COVA

Smithfield Station food shot
Looking for the perfect place to dine with that special someone on February 14th? Check out this list for some date night inspiration. Call now and reserve a table for two! Here are 6 ways to make sure Valentine’s day is delicious: Smithfield What could be more romantic than dining waterside along the Pagan River at the charming Smithfield Station? The Station’s award-winning menu offers fresh seafood, Smithfield ham and their popular Sunday Breakfast

Don’t Let the Cold Stop You: Ways to Get Outside this Winter

Great Chocolate Race
It’s easy to get cooped up inside during the winter, but there is plenty to do outside in Coastal Virginia if you want to break your cabin fever. Check out these fun activities to hold yourself over until it gets warmer. Here are 4 ways to get outside this winter COVA: Norfolk Get out and bike, walk or run this year! The Elizabeth River Trail is a 10.5 mile long biking and pedestrian urban

Great American Pie Month

Pastries
Made-from-scratch and fresh out of the oven, the Great American Pie Month is here! Whatever sweet it is that you’re craving, you’re sure to find it at one of these great locations in Coastal Virginia. Indulge in some freshly baked goodness right here in COVA: Norfolk Great American Pie Month is in February and Norfolk offers a variety of delicious pies to suit all tastes! Stop by Chocollage in the historic Freemason where you’ll

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

Pig out & feel good about it – beginning Friday!

Our 4th Annual Restaurant Week in Smithfield & Isle of Wight County begins THIS FRIDAY, January 27th and runs through Saturday, February 4th. Participating restaurants will offer a reduced price lunch ($10) and dinner ($20) menu. This amazing price includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. (Beverage, tax and tip are not included.) Join us throughout the eight days of Restaurant at one of your favorite Smithfield restaurants, or try a new one. With these

Smithfield’s Main Street once again boasts a General Store.

Meet Cheryl Ketcham, owner and manager of Finley’s General Store.   January 2017   This is no touristy reproduction of an old store offering mass-produced items. An original brick fireplace, antique cash register, 10’ tall ceilings, vintage posters and signage, as well as baskets and glass jars displaying hand-made products create an authentic general store feel. Cheryl, a marketing major in college, gets that this is exactly the type of experience and products, that

Liquid Cheers to the New Year

CHEERS and welcome to 2017! Celebrate the new year and all that lies ahead at one of Coastal Virginia’s amazing breweries and wineries. Here are five ways to say “CHEERS” to the new year in COVA: Smithfield Step inside Bon Vivant Wine & Brew and you’ll find great wine, world-class beer, gift baskets, cigars, glassware, accessories and more. There’s also an amazing selection of hard-to-find brews and unique wines – all managed by an

Winter Day Trips to COVA

Got a day with nothing planned? Why not head to Coastal Virginia? Whether you prefer to stroll through historic sites or learn how to blow glass, you can do it in Cova! Here are five winter day trips you need to take to COVA: Williamsburg If you’re only here for a day and trying to find the best way to spend your time in Williamsburg, the Colonial and Revolutionary War sites are a must-see!

COVA’s Cabin Fever Cures

Tired of being cooped up inside? Coastal Virginia may be known for it’s outdoor adventure, but we’ve got plenty to do indoors as well! Here are five cures to beat cabin fever in COVA: Hampton For indoor fun on a winter day, the Virginia Air & Space Center can’t be beat. The official visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center, the Virginia Air & Space Center houses more than 100 “hands-on” exhibits. Kid favorites