Coastal Virginia Magazine - July 2013

Lake Anna Getaway

Lake Anna is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Virginia and home to one of the best kept secrets in the Commonwealth. Stunning and rustic rentals are available along with plenty to do. Fishing, watersports and boating are possible…

Summer Scavenger Entries

Vote for your favorite scavenger hunt submission below! The three photos with the most votes by August 23 at 5:00 PM  will win two free weekend passes to Verizon Wireless American Music Festival hosted by Beach Street USA, held August 30-September…

Chincoteague Getaway

Take a relaxing weekend away to Chincoteague and capture the simple charm of this island retreat. Check into the Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast, built in 1848, and relax in elegant comfort in the lavish individually decorated bedrooms. But…

Alexandria Getaway

Head up to Northern Virginia this weekend to beautiful, historic Alexandria! Start your trip by checking into the truly one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast, 216 a City Bed and Breakfast. Here guests can experience true privacy and comfort in this 112-year-old…

Richmond Getaway

Our state's capital has more to offer than you might expect! Head to Richmond this weekend and spend your day strolling around Maymont, a park and estate with hidden treasures through all of its 100 acres, then cool off from…

Colonial Beach

Nothing says summer like sitting on a beach or down at a beach bar overlooking the water and watching fireworks light up the sky. Escape from the congested beach areas of home and get away to Colonial Beach on the…

Monticello Getaway

Take a trip this weekend to a land where the lawns are manicured, the flowers are in bloom and summer is in full swing. A Friday afternoon drive can put you just outside Charlottesville to a landscape rich in American…

Luray Getaway

When you think of Luray, think about the complete opposite of baking in the sun on a hot summer day. Beat the heat and explore the underground world of the Luray Caverns! Originally discovered in 1878, the caverns offer tours…

New Kent Staycation

Maybe the perfect weekend away doesn't draw you too far from home but just far enough to relax and enjoy something new! Right up the road in New Kent County at The Vintager Inn, settle down in the quiet luxury…

Tilghman Island Getaway

Get out of town this weekend to a unique and wonderfully quaint waterfront retreat. Tilghman Island on Maryland's Eastern Shore sits snugly on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and offers the best of the costal locale. Begin your stay…

Shenandoah Valley Getaway

When the sun gets to shining, seek some shade and a good workout in southwest Virginia! The Jefferson National Forest offers countless hiking trails leading up to some of the most scenic views of the valley. McAfee Knob is one…

Tangier Getaway

Take advantage of the rising temperatures of May as you spend a weekend on Tangier Island off of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Tangier Island is unlike any place you've traveled before. Instead of cars and buses you'll see golf carts and…

Petersburg Getaway

The town of Petersburg gives off an unexpected air of charm with colorful accents of culture. This week's weekend getaway will take you into the heart of history that's reminiscent of the late 1800s. A great place to stay to…

Culpeper Getaway

This weekend, relive history in the charming area of Culpeper. Start at the Museum of Culpeper History to view a collection of artifacts, photos and memorabilia from the historic county. Next embark on a tour through Culpeper Renaissance Downtown. Start…

Abingdon Getaway

Enjoy a beautiful spring weekend in the charming Blue Ridge Highlands of Abingdon. Refresh yourself with a glass of wine perfectly paired with a delicious signature dish at The Tavern Restaurant, located in the oldest of Abingdon's historic buildings, built…

Falls Church Getaway

The sun is shining, the weather is warmer, and you're itching for a spring getaway. Head to Falls Church this weekend and discover why this tip top area of Virginia is also tip top in culture, beauty and fun. Begin…

Elizabeth City Getaway

Just because you want to spend a few days away, it doesn't mean you have to travel for hours to find that special place! Elizabeth City, NC is only an hour away from Hampton Roads. No matter if you're looking…

Dave and Busters opens in Lynnhaven Mall

Hot-pink teddy bears, liquor in a glowing glass, 130-inch television screens, slot machines and more makes Dave and Busters the ultimate play house for adults. The 41,000 square foot room comprises a sports viewing room, winner’s circle, dining area, game…

Bottles & Bites

“I like to think of wine as much of a food as anything,” our instructor and guide for our foray into food and wine pairings for the evening said. Sixteen of us had gathered at TASTE Unlimited at Hilltop in…

Back in Action

Maybe it started with yard work. Or a bad move during a softball or basketball game. You don’t have to suffer with debilitating back pain. The goal of pain management is to correctly diagnose your pain and then treat it…

Banish the Bulge

Back in post-baby shape except for the belly bulge? Feeling and looking fit, except for one or two spots that are out of contour no matter how much you diet and exercise? Cut out muffins, but still have the muffin…

Live to Work

“Mandatory retirement is quickly becoming an archaic dinosaur,” says Diane McDonald, author of Personal Finance: Tools for Decision Making, “With many people now retiring at 55 or 60 they can have 20 to 30 years of life left. Working will…

Shooting Back

There’s a good chance you’d never consider posing in front of a camera with your shirt off. There’s also a good chance that by the time you finish reading this article, you will have reconsidered. Poquoson resident Zac Cobb has…

Equality To Change Society? - Right Side

There are exercises in public debate that either serve to convince Joe or Jane Citizen, or in cases of intractable public opinion, a judge. Which brings us to the always engaging topic of gay marriage. Ah yes, the issue of…

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