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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…

Homemade In Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg’s homemade and homegrown movement has flourished to nearly every facet of this colorful and cordial college town in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

Eastern Shore Artisan Trail

Four years ago, the seeds were planted, and with the help of a dedicated volunteer team and eager site participants, Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail has blossomed into the largest such trail in Virginia. Officially launched last October, it now…

Thrills on the Hills in High Country, North Carolina

Perched at elevations topping more than 3,000 feet, the High Country of North Carolina comes by its name honestly. Why, just brave Beech Mountain, the home of Beech Mountain Resort, and you'll be standing at an ear-popping mile above sea…

Outer Banks Vacation Rentals

Welcome to the Outer Banks, a place that liberates the escapist in everyone. In addition to its natural beauty, these barrier islands have an abundance of privately-owned vacation beach houses that are a key part of the area’s appeal. Visitors…

Primland Resort

Perched high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Primland Resort sprawls across 12,000 acres. Seriously, it’s huge—with lots of room to hike, bike, hunt, fish and golf. It’s also big on making guests feel rested and relaxed. Rooms are…

Camping in Charlottesville

Since my husband and I had already taken most of our Charlottesville itinerary on a test drive, our friends looked to us to make the day’s plans for our autumn camping adventure: meet at the campsite around 11 a.m., set…

Best of the Outer Banks

For anyone living on the Outer Banks, or regular visitors, it’s not surprising that the Outer Banks keeps showing up on “Best Of " lists. The latest? The town of Duck was nominated by USA Today as one of the…

Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Lower Shore The Eastern Shore begins—and ends—at the famed Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel at the southern tip where drivers face 20 plus miles of open water. Here, Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic waters meet, waves from both washing upon each other. Fishermen,…

Taste Of the Beach 2015

Four full days of flavor await in the Outer Banks at the most anticipated culinary event of the year. On March 19, the 6th annual Outer Banks Taste of the Beach kicks off, and this year’s selection of events is…

70 Miles of Delicious Discoveries

There is good reason the ancient adage combines eat, drink ... and be merry. Flavorful feasts and choice libations are the ingredients for a festive event. A farming and aquaculture mecca, the Eastern Shore is a bounty of tide and…

Inn-dulgence

Dinner at the storied and five-starred Inn at Little Washington is surely on every foodie’s Bucket List. Problem is, once you’ve drunk from that particular and pricey well, you thirst to go back again and again because, yes, it really…

Sanderling Chic

The sprawling low-rise buildings, with their nostalgic taupe-colored cedar shake exteriors, still stretch graciously and unassumingly along both sides of Duck Road on a narrow strip of land bordered by pristine Atlantic coastline on the east and the languid shoreline…

Spring on the Shore

There is an incredible feat of engineering that connects Virginia Beach to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. In fact, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel has been called one of the seven engineering wonders of the world. But there is something even…

The Outer Banks Allure…

For about as long as there has been an Outer Banks—the modern form didn’t appear until about 4,000 or 5,000 years ago—visitors have been coming from Coastal Virginia. That’s how Monkey Island, a gem of an island in Currituck Sound,…