Getaways

Coastal Virginia Is for Lovers

Feature Photo Courtesy of Fowler Studios Grab a date, a hubby, a bestie, or an entire gaggle of your closest gal pals and book a weekend of fun for art lovers, history lovers, wine lovers or whatever makes your collective…

Captivated in Cape Charles: The Road to a Renaissance

Cape Charles is having a moment. Maybe more than a moment. You might call it a renaissance. One in which lifelong locals are joining forces with creative entrepreneurial spirits hoping to capitalize on the unique charm that recently led Southern…

A Hidden Gem in Wine Country

When the winding roads and rolling hills around Crozet, Virginia deposit you on the doorstep of the Inn at Stinson Vineyards, you might not be entirely certain you’ve found the right destination. With its front door painted a cheery turquoise,…

Historic Holiday Season

What’s better than a big party with all the treats and trimmings to get you in the festive holiday spirit? Three of them, of course. As pandemic restrictions have eased and special events and gatherings have gradually started to return,…

Wine News: Sip and Tell This Fall

Nosh News - Wine Edition Viva Virginia’s New AVA! It can take five years from planting to bottling for a vintner to make wine. But an even more illustrative show of saintly patience is the seven years weathered by Williamsburg…

Follow the North Star to the Banneker Hotel

Photos by Arielle Patterson/courtesy of The Banneker Crossing the Potomac River along I-395, a quintessential D.C. landscape fills the foreground. Drive by landmarks like the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on the way to something new in a historic part…

Unlock the Mysteries of The Ivy Hotel

Photos courtesy of The Ivy Hotel I ascend to The Conservatory of The Ivy Hotel and am instantly struck by its grandeur. A roaring fire radiates through the space, illuminating both the panoramic view of the downstairs courtyard and a…

Oyster Academy Is Delicious Fun

If the phrase “lunch and learn” conjures up images of boxed sandwiches and boring slide presentations, that’s probably because you’ve not had the privilege of washing down sublimely fresh, just-out-of-the-Rappanhanock bivalves with your choice of Virginia wine at the Virginia…

A Taste of Suffolk History at the Truitt House

Violet-eyed film icon Elizabeth Taylor knew how to make an entrance—on screen and off. In the grand foyer of the Truitt House in downtown Suffolk, I can’t help but imagine an impossibly bejeweled Taylor elegantly descending the shallow steps of the home's exquisite floating staircase. She may have done just…

Ham It Up in Smithfield This Season

“For a little country store in the middle of nowhere, you have to have a niche. Ours is inside that building,” says DeeDee Darden, motioning to a rectangular pine and cinder block structure with a bright red coat of paint.…

Experience the Estate at Kingsmill

Commanding what is surely one of the most breathtaking views of the storied James River is the Estate at Kingsmill. Stretched atop a gentle rise at the end of a winding wooded lane, the Estate is a luxe lifestyle destination…

Taste by the Bay at The Tides Inn

Before closing for the season on Dec. 1, The Tides Inn hosted its seventh annual sell-out event Taste by the Bay. The celebration of Virginia libations, regional art and Northern Neck food draws hundreds of visitors to the idyllic resort every November. The…

Chincoteague is Changing for the Better

On Friday, June 21 Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Director Evelyn Shotwell was bustling around downtown’s Robert N. Reed Waterfront Park preparing to launch the town’s new 50 Years of Love summer concert series. It was late afternoon and Main Street…

Outer Banks Fall Has it All with These Events

Ask almost anyone who lives on the Outer Banks what their favorite time of the year is, and there’s a good chance the answer will be fall. The heat of the summer has backed off a bit, the ocean water…

Be a Local on Atlantic Avenue

Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Favorite Finds on Atlantic Avenue includes entertainment, excitement and culinary delights. Whether you’re with family, significant others or flying solo, Virginia Beach’s Atlantic Avenue area has it all. From local hotspots to hidden gems, the following recommendations…

Farmville: Big Town Energy, Small Town Charm

People come from all over the country, and even from across the globe, to buy furniture at Green Front. The locally owned furniture store boasts 1 million square feet of display space and the lowest prices in the U.S. Longwood…

Tour the Eastern Shore with Ugly Oyster Co.

In a small parking lot adjacent to Chincoteague’s main drag, six Shore locals and myself pile into a van for a day of drinking, sightseeing and Eastern Shore enlightenment. Guiding us on our tour are co-founders of The Ugly Oyster…

Lynchburg Offers Culinary and Cultural Delights

Weekends in Downtown Lynchburg are hopping. People of all ages fill bars and restaurants or enjoy a stroll on the Bluffwalk after an evening of art or music. Such vibrancy didn’t exist just a few years ago, but the City…

Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge

With an incredible variety of international cuisine, craft breweries and indoor and outdoor entertainment, Roanoke is a region worth visiting. The region’s new branding effort, dubbed Virginia’s Blue Ridge, promotes the area as “America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital,” but…

Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore is Bustling with Activity

Big things are happening in the tiny, bay-fronting town of Cape Charles. Downtown, 14 new businesses have opened in the past two years alone. The historical district has undergone an astounding transformation. There are gourmet restaurants, a craft brewery, cidery…

Food Drink Fun: Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

For more than 30 years now, Outer Banks restaurants have joined forces in the spring to showcase the area’s diverse culinary talent as part of the Dare County Restaurant Association’s annual Taste of the Beach celebration. Held this year from…

A Fantastic Fauquier Getaway

SPONSORED CONTENT Winter blues? How about winter reds and whites instead? Make plans to attend the 5th Annual Fauquier County People’s Choice Wine Competition at Airlie—a hotel, conference center and event venue located in Warrenton—on March 2. More than 15…