The List

Juneteenth Events in Coastal Virginia

Celebrate Juneteenth Virtually and around Coastal Virginia Juneteenth, also recognized as Freedom Day, honors the date that the last group of enslaved African Americans were freed in Galveston, Texas in 1865—more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation Order,…

The Most Romantic Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Norfolk

Valentine’s Day is here and Downtown Norfolk is brimming with festive celebrations. Enjoy a Valentine’s weekend brunch aboard the Spirit of Norfolk or partake in a pasta making session at Varia’s Italian-themed dinner among many other special experiences being offered…

The Ultimate Guide to Hampton Roads Halloween Events

Pumpkins, festivals and delicious fall treats make their return to Coastal Virginia just in time for Halloween. Also arriving to our foggy shores are the sinister spirits of witches, soldiers and forgotten pirates who once called our region home. Whether…

Where to Spend Galentine’s Day in Hampton Roads

While Cupid returns to pull on the heartstrings of starry-eyed couples and single, hopeless romantics this Valentine’s Day, the holiday is also a time for ladies in our area to shower girlfriends with affection, celebrate friendship and thank their gal…

Best Places to Visit Santa in Hampton Roads

Christmas is almost here, and Santa Claus is making his round of visits to Coastal Virginia cities with festive feasts, storytelling and more. Join Santa and embark on a Christmas cruise along the Elizabeth River or mingle with Mrs. Claus over a…

Hampton Roads Halloween Happenings

Harvest festivals, spooky ghost tours, haunted houses and more are popping up across the state in celebration of all things Halloween. We’ve found the most terrifying fright-night experiences and family-friendly events happening throughout Coastal Virginia for the month of October.…

Year in Review: Our 10 Most Popular Online Stories of 2016

Before we celebrate and raise a glass to the beginning of the new year, we’re reviewing some highlights from the year we’re leaving behind. Here’s a look at the top 10 most popular online stories from Coastal Virginia Magazine in…

12 Ways to Celebrate Shark Week in Coastal Virginia

That time of summer is approaching when you stay glued to the TV for an entire week, the theme song from Jaws runs through your head constantly, and you vow to never step foot in Virginia Beach’s Oceanfront. Ever. Again.…

10 Songs That Will Make Your Drive to the Beach Better

Once you’ve packed the car with towels, sunscreen, coolers, chairs and friends, make the most of your drive to the beach via 264 or Shore Drive. Roll down those windows, catch a fresh, salty breeze and crank up the tunes!…

The Coastal Virginia Summer Bucket List

Each summer, we feel as giddy as kids nearing the end of a school year because we can’t wait to take advantage of all the fun things to do in Coastal Virginia. More often than not, summer is gone in…

Nine Best Halloween Attractions in Coastal Virginia

Nightmare Mansion One of the country’s top 10 rated haunted attractions, the Nightmare Mansion is a walk-through haunted house located on the resort strip of Virginia Beach. Complete with live actors, the five to 10 minute tour of terror may…

16 Things to Love About Fall

1. Fall beer.   2. Pumpkin freaking everything!         3. When you're watching the weather and hoping it’s going to be chilly enough to wear that awesome new sweater you just bought…and it is.      …

10 Things to do with Seashells

If you’re like most people, you’ve been to the beach this summer, whether it’s Virginia Beach or across state lines, and you or your little ones collected bags and buckets of coveted seashells to remember each moment of your trip.…