If you love small town charm, eco-adventure, performing and visual arts, history, festivals, boutiques, chef-owned restaurants, recreation, golf, guided tours, and peanuts…you’ll love Suffolk, Virginia.
Home to Planters Peanuts and the birthplace of the iconic Mr. Peanut®, Suffolk boasts an array of activities and attractions. The 112,000-acre Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is a favorite for guided tours, nature trails, canoeing and bird-watching. The up and coming arts and culture scene has developed into the perfect blend of local, regional and national artisans through visual arts, theatre, dance, music and more. Within our 430 square miles, you’ll find five golf courses, horseback riding, boating, fishing and kayaking, and even skydiving. Our historic sites—from the 1837 Riddick’s Folly House Museum and 1885 Seaboard Station Railroad Museum to the 1920s era Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts—offer terrific opportunities to step into Suffolk’s rich past. Our guided historic tours include the popular Great Dismal Swamp Safari and Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour, as well as our award-winning Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk, in which a costumed guide takes you through the shadows of historic Main Street, discovering stories, legends and “unexplained occurrences” by lantern light. Each year we honor our heritage and community spirit with festivals and events such as the Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street Festival, Suffolk Farmers’ Market, Driver Days Fall Festival and Suffolk Peanut Fest.
With our superb boutique shopping alongside national retail brands, well-appointed accommodations, relaxing spas and unique eateries, Suffolk truly does offer something for everyone. It’s no wonder we were named One of America’s 100 Best Small Cities to Live (CNN Money Magazine 2010)!
Conveniently situated in the “Gateway to Coastal Virginia,” Suffolk is within easy driving distance of beaches and historic Virginia treasures. There is no better time to explore, make memories and share your adventures with family and friends.
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