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16 Three Beaches, One Amazing Vacation Resort area, Sandbridge Beach and Chesapeake Bay Beach.

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historians can explore the past reaching all the way back to am a Virginia Beach girl, born and raised, but I’m our nation’s roots; and families big and small will find fun still blown away by all the exciting things there are activities for any age. Our city boasts premier shopping to do in my hometown. I remember when I was locales—from high end boutiques to family-friendly malls. little, going to the oceanfront was an event. My And our dining scene is both exciting and comforting— mom and dad would pack the car with blankets, Check Out Our GoGuide App from eclectic farm-to-table options in our ViBe District to sunscreen and a cooler full of snacks, and we’d for Coupons and Events. App.VirginiaBeach. some of the best seafood on the East Coast. head down to the boardwalk or, if we were willing Guide In this issue of Virginia Beach Visitors Guide we’re proud to to travel a little farther, Sandbridge. Even though we introduce you to our local military at Naval Air Station Oceana, only lived about 20 minutes away, I looked forward to our sandy including two military families. If you’re a repeat visitor, see what’s new adventures every summer. Other childhood memories include trips to to our area. If you’re looking for what to do, where to eat and where to Oceanbreeze Waterpark, Virginia Aquarium and amazing historical attracshop, we have articles that will point you in the right direction and take tions, like the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum or the Cape Henry away some of the stress of searching around. Read about our new ViBe Lighthouse. The impatience of childhood made these places seem so far District, a hop, skip and a jump away from the Resort area of VA Beach. away, but as I got older I realized that they were right in my backyard. You can also learn about the three distinctive beach experiences that you’ll Welcome to Virginia Beach, the place I’m proud to call home. There find right here. is so much to do here, that I know without a shadow of a doubt, your As a Virginia Beach native, I hope you have a great time exploring my whole family will love your time in this great city. You can’t beat our local hometown. I’m sure you’ll grow to love it as much as I do. attractions, because we have something for every taste—nature lovers —Rebekah Conley will have a great time hitting the trails at First Landing State Park; amateur

What’s New in 2017

Wilder, was inducted into the Virginia Legends Walk. This special area of the Virginia Beach Resort Area is located at the 13th Street Park and it honors Virginians who have made significant contributions to our country and to the world. The proud Virginian’s prestigious career in politics showed that with a desire to succeed and a determination to go far, there’s no stopping you.

The Bayfront Shuttle, Connecting the Beach to the Bay Route 35 shuttle service is coming to Virginia Beach this summer. Guests will now be able to travel from Atlantic Avenue in the Resort Area to bayside Virginia Beach Navy SEAL Monument locations like First Landing State Park and Shore Drive, a popular foodie A lone figure stands as the centerpiece of the new monument on 38th Street destination. The shuttle will run every day all summer long, from Memorial SOURCED at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This statue isDAILY known as the Naked Warrior OFFERING LOCALLY SEAFOOD AND PRODUCE Day to Labor Day. Be sure to take advantage of this convenient new feature. and he is a symbol of the brave men and women who are proud to belong AWARD-WINNING WINE LIST AND OUR NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART WINE CELLAR to the Navy SEALs. The monument honors all SEALs, past and present, and RESERVE into OURthe PRIVATE aDINING FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENTS America’s First Black Governor Inducted stone wall contains a star for every SEAL killed in the line of duty. Be sure Virginia Legends Walk in Virginia Beach to visit this monument as well as the other significant memorials located at This past year, America’s first elected black governor, Virginia’s own Doug the oceanfront.

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adventurous activities available! Rent a surfboard and catch some waves, go jet skiing in the Atlantic or catch an aerial view of Virginia Beach while Located in the heart of Virginia Beach, in the parasailing. But that’s not all there is to do here. exciting Resort Area, is the iconic Oceanfront You can go on a kayak tour through the open Boardwalk, home to a variety of hotels, restauwaters, climb aboard a ship and go exploring rants, shops and live entertainment for all ages. for dolphins or discover the serene waters of Along the boardwalk, you will Virginia Beach as you paddle find fun and exciting activities through, taking part in a for every family member to enscenic water tour. All of these joy. As the soul of the city, the fun and exciting activities are oceanfront is home to some of just some of the outdoor opthe most popular destinations portunities available for those in the area and is known for its who are looking to spice up endless entertainment—espetheir vacation. cially in the summertime. Bike The Resort area can be just along the boardwalk path and as relaxing as it is adventurcatch the sunset on the beach, ous. Spend an evening at one pack a blanket and sit in front of the many restaurants along of the 31st Street Stage where the boardwalk, and listen live music and performances to music while enjoying a play all night long or dine on delicious appetizer or simply an outdoor patio and indulge grab a drink or two and then in fresh seafood that came Pack a blanket walk down the beach to straight from the Atlantic. and sit in front of the catch the sunset. There are With 28 miles of beach to 31st Street Stage where live music and performances a diverse variety of restaurants, roam in the Resort area, there play every night all summer and with eateries ranging from are plenty of activities to do both long! Live entertainment is fine dining to casual, you’re sure on and off the water with the around every corner in the to find something in your price whole family. If you would like to Resort Area. Be sure to visit point. You can also cast a line at BeachStreetUSA.com experience the Resort area in its for a full list. the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier on truest form, try one of the many

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Sandbridge Beach The Resort Area features jampacked excitement and fun, but located just 15 miles south is the secluded beach hideaway known as Sandbridge Beach. This quiet area is the perfect retreat if you are simply looking for miles of pristine beach and rolling sand dunes. The area contains a Little Island Park plethora of beach houses, many of which are available to rent Little Island Park during the summer and off-season months, so is a 123-acre beach this may be where you want to plant your family park which once housed a Coast Guard Station. during your stay in Virginia Beach. With the fishing pier, As you drive down to Sandbridge, take adpicnic tables and more, vantage of the many farm stands you will find this beach park is great along the way. These rustic locations offer a for large groups, parties or simply a refreshing variety of items—local, fresh seafood, in-season day at the beach. garden vegetables, fruits, canned goods, breads and cakes, fresh cut flowers and much more. The Sandbridge area also features unique dining. Although the options are not as broad as the Resort Area, they contain a local charm you won’t want to miss. The unique pit stops and seaside markets located here are great places to get refreshed before hitting the beach, whether you need a few groceries or a nice cup of coffee. The local surf shops in Sandbridge have great deals on beachy items you might have forgotten. Or get some new beach essentials like apparel, footwear,

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Sandbridge contains some of the most beautiful parks and seaside refuges in Virginia. Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is over 9,250 acres of protected land, specifically designated to provide feeding and rest for migratory birds. The region is a critical segment in the Atlantic Flyway for a large variety of waterfowl. A little farther south is False Cape State Park, one of the last undeveloped areas along the East Coast and the perfect place to experience nature in its primal glory. Take a primitive camping trip, go hiking or biking through miles of untouched beauty, walk the pristine beaches or glide through the many waterway on a guided kayak trip. Sandbridge Beach is the perfect place to truly relax and unwind while on your beach vacation. The water is always open for activities and the sandy beach is great for corn hole, digging for sand crabs or just soaking up the sun.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Located at the northern end of Virginia Beach just off Shore Drive is the Chesapeake Bay Beach area. The waves are calmer, making this the perfect place for little swimmers, and fun outdoor activities abound—from swimming and sand castle building to hiking and kayaking through wooded marshes dripping with Spanish moss. There are plenty of exciting activities to do, historical attractions to see and beautiful scenery to witness in this secluded area. Take advantage of the smooth water while paddleboarding, join a boat tour searching for dolphins or visit a state park. Located in this area is historic Fort Story. Although operated by the United States Navy as a joint expeditionary base, it is also a popular Virginia Beach attraction. See where the first permanent English settlers landed in 1607 and the First Landing Cross which marks this historic moment. This was also the location of a pivotal sea battle which took place First Landing during the American Revolutionary War. State Park Visit Cape Henry Lighthouse, built in 1792 where you can climb up to the lantern room and see miles of beautiful Virginia Beach coast, take a walking tour on seasonal days or simply capture a few beautiful photos of the lighthouse at sunset. The most popular park in Virginia Beach is First Landing State Park. This beautiful area is home to more than 19 miles of hiking trails, guided kayak ecological tours, marshes and bays to explore, wildlife, rare plants and a visitor center with special exhibits. Fishing and crabbing are also popular activities you can enjoy, especially at The Narrows located between Broad First Landing State Park is one of the Bay and Linkhorn Bay. If you are looking for a fun, most popular parks in the educational activity with a touch of nature, First area. Home to more than 19 Landing State Park also offers self-guided and miles of hiking trails, you’ll guided programs that cover a range of historifind great places to camp, cal, cultural and environmental opportunities. guided kayak ecological tours, marshes and bays to If you want to camp here, be sure to get your explore, wildlife, rare plants, reservation in early as space fills up quick. fishing, crabbing and a On top of all the bayside and beach activities visitor center with you can do in the Chesapeake Bay Beach area, special exhibits. there are many dining destinations to choose from that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds. From freshly caught seafood to authentic Mexican cuisine to locallyowned eateries, you will find a diverse mix of dining options in one-of-a-kind atmospheres. Many restaurants also offer live entertainment during the evening and special events throughout the year. After indulging in a delicious dish, treat yourself to some shopping! The Bay area truly is a delight for shoppers with its name brand stores, funky retail shops and chic boutiques. There are three major shopping centers in the region full of a variety of upscale and casual retail stores. You are certain to find something you love! Choose which beach suits you best and start your unforgettable vacation today! z

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Fishing What better way to indulge in fresh, local seafood than to catch it yourself! Virginia Beach is called the “striped bass capital of the world,” but you can also find rockfish, tautog, flounder, tuna and more! With fishermen-friendly piers and charter boats, all types of fishing opportunities abound. Only in Virginia Beach While in Virginia Beach, try some fun activities that you won’t find just anywhere. Most are family friendly and will give you a true taste of this amazing resort town. Live Music & Entertainment If you’re looking for a way to spice up your nights be sure to take advantage of the live music playing up and down the boardwalk all summer long. Find every genre of music on stages from 5th Street all the way to 34th Street. You will also find a variety of entertainment like clowns, acrobats, theatrical performances and more! Not far from the Resort area is the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre featuring the hottest bands visiting Virginia Beach. First Landing State Park With over 2,800 acres and a wide range of outdoor activities, the local state park is a great place to start your adventurous vacation in Virginia Beach. A relatively uncrowded beach and tons of fun seaside activities. Explore lagoons and scenic trails with cypress trees as well as a varied assortment of area wildlife. The park also features fishing locations, a boat ramp, swimming, biking and even camping! Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Virginia Beach’s own world class aquarium is located just a few miles from the Resort area. The aquarium features over 80,000 gallons of the best marine and animal habitats in the country, hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trails, marshlands and a National Geographic 3-D Theater. The Adventure Park This exhilarating “aerial forest park” is the first of its kind in Virginia and is a must-do outdoor experience that the whole family can enjoy! After being securely attached to the safety lines, guests of all ages are welcome to challenge themselves as they walk across wooden platforms at different heights, zip from tree to tree on a zip line or navigate from one bridge to the next. The park is a fun and safe activity that gives everyone the chance to experience nature from new heights! Mini Golf Lions and tigers and bears—oh my! Mini-golf is a popular Virginia Beach past time. With locations both indoors and out of doors, your family will love wandering through a jungle safari or hitting the high seas with pirates at these themed attractions. Some even feature arcades and snack bars. Biking down the Boardwalk A great way to spend an afternoon by the shore is riding a bike or roller blading down the Oceanfront boardwalk. Not only will you get a little exercise, but you will also experience the heart of Virginia Beach in a fun and relaxing way. Rent bikes, tandems, family bikes, in-line skates and even chairs and umbrellas at affordable prices Backbay Wildlife Refuge A 4,589-acre refuge, home to a variety of habitats including beach, dunes, agricultural fields, woodlands and emergent marshes. There are over eight miles of scenic trails where you can witness these habitats firsthand along with freshwater and surf fishing, special events, boating and bicycling. Go kayaking or canoeing through the bay and explore nature up-close and personal. Try Something New Vacations are the perfect time to try something new! Virginia Beach has cutting edge attractions that will be a perfect addition to your visit here. Indoor Skydiving If you have always wanted to skydive, but are too afraid of jumping out of an airplane, there’s a solution for you! Come experience an indoor skydiving facility located in the heart of Virginia Beach’s Resort area. Powered by four fans, the vertical wind tunnel generates wind speeds of 180 mph so you can experience an incredible adrenaline rush while safely floating in the air. No experience is necessary and all the gear and instructions are provided. It’s fun for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers! Escape Rooms You’re locked in a room. Using clues and your compatriots trapped with you, can you escape in under an hour? With locations throughout Virginia Beach, work as a team to solve different escape room scenarios—from archeology to schoolhouse detention. This exciting trend is great for families, friends and even workplace team building. z

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t home, they study engineering, law, science, business and the arts. In Virginia Beach, they spend unforgettable summers as beach and waterpark attendants, ride operators, waitstaff and ice cream scoopers. They’re the young people you’ll meet on the boardwalk and the beach, at restaurants and hotels, with smiles on their faces and unfamiliar accents you can’t quite place. They are international exchange students participating in the U.S. Department of State’s Summer Work Travel (SWT) program. “These students are future leaders in their home countries, and ambassadors of their culture while they’re here. By living and working in the U.S. for a summer, they make new friends, improve their English and take home a true understanding of what the real America is like,” explains Keri Lowry, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Private Sector Exchanges. Lowery oversees the cultural exchange, a program with over 50 years of history. Hailing from over 60 countries as diverse as Turkey, China, Russia and Ireland, these students get the chance to live and work in seasonal tourist spots all over the country while on summer break from college back home. The students stay in their host communities for about three months, then have the opportunity to travel around the U.S. for one month before heading back to their studies. “Summer Work Travel is a wonderful program because it teaches the international students and us Americans how to communicate with each other—not only in language and cultural terms, but also in business terms,” said Mayor Will Sessoms of Virginia Beach. “These exchange students are a tremendous asset to our local economy. They step up during the summer, when we have a shortage of American employees, and help us to provide top quality service to our guests. And they do a fine job of it.” Mayor Sessoms noted how residents and guests help make the experience these young travelers have—often visiting the U.S. for the first time—a truly memorable one: “The people of Virginia Beach are very welcoming to these fine young people. They show them the true lifestyle and hospitality of an American.” So when you see smiling international faces or hear unfamiliar accents, ask those exchange students where they’re from, what they’re studying in college and how they’re enjoying Virginia Beach. You might learn something new about their country or a word in their language. You may even make a new friend in the process. —Mark Overmann, Vice President of External Affairs, InterExchange

Meet Andrada Bojan from Romania Stepping into Sweet Frog at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, you may encounter a young woman with the biggest smile on her face. This friendly and vivacious worker is Andrada, a 21-year old computer science major from Cluj Napcoa, Romania. Inspired by friends who had done the Summer Work Travel program before her, Andrada chose to come to Virginia Beach because of the beautiful pictures she saw of the ocean and local attractions. Her experience here has been the time of her life—meeting new people (both locals and international), learning local culture and language, as well as gaining a sense of independence. She also had the opportunity to travel to such places as New York and the Grand Canyon. Andrada loved her experience in Virginia Beach. Her favorite part? Eating pancakes for the first time. “I am a big sucker for movies and TV shows,” she explains, “and they were always eating pancakes with maple syrup. And I thought, I have to eat that someday. They are amazing!” z

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Exciting Activities Not to be Missed Rudee Inlet is also home to several water sports outfitters and is the true hub of water activity in Virginia Beach. You can rent a wave runner and head into the open ocean right from the inlet, or take the whole family aboard a jet boat or sport boat, and enjoy a day’s worth of exciting boating. Rent a kayak and explore peaceful waters or sail the high seas on a luxury sailing yacht. You can go on a dolphin watching excursion in the summer, a whale watching trip in the winter and loads of other trips anytime in between. Rudee Inlet Jet Ski Rentals has been providing a wide range of on-the-water activities for nearly 30 years, including jet skis, boats, kayaks and fishing charters. Their 20-foot sport boats fit up to seven people and are great for families who want to get out and explore the scenic Virginia Beach coast. They also offer wave runners that can fit one, two or three people at a time, as well as the largest riding area in Virginia Beach. Adventure Parasail will allow you to fly high above the Oceanfront and watch as the sunbathers become tiny specks on the sand. Fly by yourself or tandem with a friend; you can even specify if you want to dip your feet in the water or not. Bon Appétit! An Abundance of Dining Of course, after all this adventure, you may have worked up a bit of an appetite. Locals and visitors alike know that Rudee Inlet is known for having some of the best restaurants in Coastal Virginia. Enjoy the freshest seafood straight


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Get Your Game On Think you’re too old for games? At Dave & Buster’s you’ll have the time of your life—no matter your age! Choose from a variety of games including billiards, old time favorites like Guitar Hero and interactive games you’ll want to play again and again. You’ll be delighted at the prizes you find in the winner’s circle, which include iPads, XBOX systems, Playstations, Nintendo systems, Kindles and so much more! Plus, you can get your grub on while you play, and enjoy a cocktail at the massive bar. If you’re looking for a unique game, try The Escape Room. With just 60 minutes on the clock, you and your family or a group of friends are challenged with just one goal in mind—escape the room.

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Knock Some Pins Down Bring the whole family to Pinboy’s at the Beach for a round of bowling. They offer party packs and discounts, a tasty line of snacks and beverages and Pinboy’s After Dark from 11 p.m.–1 a.m on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Explore the new collection in the PANDORA shop within our store! Conveniently located just 5.4 miles from the Ocean Front and 7 miles from Sandbridge Beach Strawbridge Marketplace 2165 General Booth Blvd., Suite 160 Virginia Beach, VA 23454 757.430.8116 • EitherOreStrawbridge.com M-F 10-6 • SAT 10-4 • Closed Sunday

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Get Inspired Art has a way of bringing out the best of our imaginations and creativity, both when making art and viewing it. Visit the Virginia MOCA to see their current exhibits, featuring art that both inspires and challenges. They also host wonderful family activities and exciting events throughout the year. Peruse amazing local artwork at the Artists Gallery. This artist run gallery hosts special exhibits, workshops, demonstrations and special events you won’t want to miss. The Zeiders American Dream Theater is an integral part of the artistic community here in Virginia Beach. This small theater presents a whole range of performing arts, from spoken word to music to improv comedy. Then marvel at the extraordinary works in the glass studio and other unique exhibits at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Or for a more intimate experience, head to the Hermitage Museum & Gardens,

a historic home featuring a large collection of art, a Visual Arts Studio, 12 acres of gardens and grounds and a rotation of interesting and exciting exhibits.

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Gain Some Free Knowledge In 1931, Edgar Cayce founded the non-profit Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) to explore spirituality, holistic health, intuition, dream interpretation, psychic development, reincarnation and ancient mysteries. Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. offers free lectures on various metaphysical topics. They also feature a shop, a library, a meditation garden and much more.

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Play Dress-up Have you ever wondered what you’d look like as a cowboy or saloon girl, a Civil war general or Southern belle, a hillbilly, pirate, French maid, flapper or gangster? You can stop wondering and start indulging in a fun experience at Memory Lane Old Time Photos. They’ll provide the authentic costumes and historic props from all over the world; all you have to do is loosen up and strike your best pose. At the end you’ll have some marvelous photos to take home to remember this memorable activity.

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Show Off Your Creativity If you have explored Norfolk already, chances are you’ve admired the “Mermaids of Paradise” located all around the city. The Mermaid Factory is a creative studio that not only is the “official” supplier of the Norfolk mermaids, but also offers walk-in painting sessions so you can make your own mermaid creation. Their new location at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront is now open! Both studios also specialize in mermaid, nautical and unique gift items.

7 Visit a One-of-a-kind Museum There are plenty of famous museums throughout

Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas. At the Boardwalk on 24th Street stands the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum. This museum is a converted, historic coast guard station and serves as a testament to the maritime history which defines Virginia Beach. Participate in hands-on activities, touch tanks and watch a 3-D movie at the maritime-themed Nauticus Museum in downtown Norfolk. Connect to nature at the Virginia Living Museum or uncover history of the open sea at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. View a collection of more than 9,000 works of contemporary art at the Hampton University Museum. Have some interactive fun at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in Portsmouth. Step into a life-sized bubble and explore the antique train exhibit and more at Children’s Museum of Virginia, the largest children’s museum in Virginia.

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Get Some Air Time If your kids are bouncing off the walls because of the rain, why not take them to a place where that’s normal? Jump Trampoline Park features over 50 world-class trampolines where both kids and adults can jump and soar through the air, having the time of their lives. Another high-flying, unforgettable experience is iFLY Virginia Beach. Located right in the Resort Area, this high powered, vertical wind tunnel gives you the experience of skydiving without having to jump out of a plane. z


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ESTLED WITHIN THE OCEANFRONT AREA IS VIRGINIA BEACH’S OWN CULTURAL ARTS ENCLAVE— THE VIBE CREATIVE DISTRICT. A hub for artists and spirits, roasters and restaurants, workouts and wares, museums and more, the ViBe is where our creative businesses have set up shop to share their passion and inspire a sense of discovery in locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re here for a few days or here for good, there’s always something special going on. Weekly and monthly events like the Old Beach Farmer’s Market and Second Saturdays give a taste of the town and bring entertainment and community art projects you can be a part of.

ABOUT THE VIBE ViBe Creative District was established by a group of concerned individuals and local businesses to attract creative industries to a section of the Virginia Beach oceanfront area that desperately needed revitalizing. In 2008, the Old Beach Farmers’ Market was established by volunteers to create a resort area farmers’ market selling healthy, local food to residents and visitors. Promoting family farms, watermen and wineries, as well as connecting local sources to chefs, restaurateurs and the public, this old-fashioned kind of shopping revived the historic Old Beach District. These activities morphed into the ViBe Creative District, which incubated small vendors into brick and mortar stand-alone businesses and a collection of local artistic businesses. Then, in 2009, the Commonwealth of Virginia voted on legislation for arts districts. Andrew Fine, president of The Runnymede Corporation, and Laura Wood Habr, co-owner of Croc’s 19th Street Bistro, began collaborating in 2011 on their vision to reinvigorate this once historic and now elapsed area. They began to organize with city staff and council members, local artists and businesses. Both having businesses in this district and a shared passion for undertaking philanthropic projects, they created an organization to help guide the District to work with the City and a revolving loan program to assist budding creatives moving into the District. And in 2015, the ViBe District Virginia Beach was officially born. The City of Virginia Beach established the boundary of the District and declared it “an arts and cultural district and technology zone.” The ViBe Creative District’s purpose is to serve as a vibrant center for the arts, culture and technology, and to support artists, technical and creative businesses to help them flourish and crosspollinate. The intent is to foster creativity 38 |

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where artisans live and work. It also serves to provide an opportunity for a sense of discovery for visitors and residents, enhance the quality of life for citizens and stimulate economic development and real estate values. THE FACE OF VIBE The ViBe Creative District is revitalizing an area of Virginia Beach that’s been too long forgotten. Businesses that have made their home in the ViBe are as colorful and creative as the 24 public art murals that now decorate the fence line of 18th Street Parklet. And in 2016, nine new businesses opened in the District.

Since ViBe is an arts district, what would the area be without incredible art! The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, or MOCA, exhibits some of the most significant and impactful art of our time, offering a diversity seldom found in the arts community. These modern pieces offer insight into the age we live in. ViBe also houses smaller studios, like The Artists Gallery. This location is an artists’ cooperative, managed by the creative tenants themselves. For almost 30 years, the gallery has been showcasing original works by local and regional artists. However, the creativity extends beyond the visual into the palatable. Creative


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restauranteurs have anchored themselves within the District, offering exciting dining and imbibing experiences. ViBe has become a mecca for local foodies. Bad Ass Coffee and other coffee roasters have made the District a go-to destination for some of the best coffee in Virginia Beach. The area is buzzing with locals and visitors dying to try craft beers, incredible spirits and delicious cocktails. Chesapeake Bay Distillery creates incredible spirits, with the craftsmanship you’d expect from a ViBe resident. For daytime dining, Commune has a seasonally rotating menu which offers delectable farm-to-table fare. As the sun sets, Commune’s neighbor, Esoteric, will serve all your desires for craft beer and eclectic dining. ViBe also contains mainstays you’ll recognize, like Zero’s Subs. Looking for a good, old-fashioned, local tradition? Mary’s Restaurant has been serving the Beach for over 40 years, offering sumptuous breakfast and lunch dining. Yet the variety of businesses is not limited to arts and dining. You can find everything from antiques to fine jewelry at Superior Pawn. Flower shops and custom items, architects and advertising, Pilates and crossfit—ViBe is bringing diversity and vitality to the Oceanfront. GO BEYOND THE BOARDWALK. CREATE THE VIBE. —Kate Pittman, Executive Director of the ViBe Creative District & Laura Habr, Owner of Croc’s

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The Coastal Virginia Tourism Alliance welcomes you to one of America’s most scenic and historic travel destinations. The Coastal Virginia region is comprised of the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield/Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and Virginia’s Eastern Shore. All are accessible by major interstate highway systems, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and two major airports in Norfolk and Newport News both served by low fare airlines. Coastal Virginia makes a perfect vacation destination for those seeking clean beaches, outdoor recreation, fascinating history, fine arts culture, thrilling events and festivals, exciting theme parks, abundant shopping, world-class fishing and coastal cuisine. We offer an experience for every kind of traveler. Beach lovers revel on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. History buffs are inspired by the past in Williamsburg, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News and Smithfield/Isle of Wight. Chesapeake and Suffolk are both entry points to the vast nature of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Virginia’s Eastern Shore offers pristine coastal plains perfect for bird watching as well as NASA rocket launches. In addition, museums and the arts abound throughout the region and it is home to the world renowned Virginia Arts Festival. You’ll also have a chance to “salute” our military. We are the home to the world’s largest naval base! This just touches on what you can see and do in Coastal Virginia. We hope you get a chance to experience it all. We are glad you are here to “Sea Our History”! Continued on page A4


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AMERICAN ROVER

Norfolk Harbor Sailing Cruises Set Sail aboard this 125 passenger Sailing Schooner. Offering daytime and sunset harbor cruises on the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and the Port of Virginia. Help hoist the sails, take a turn at the helm, or just relax and enjoy the Captain’s tour. Seating is available on the shaded upper deck. Our air-conditioned below deck area has ship store, bar and restrooms. Private charters and special event cruises available. Departing Waterside Marina in Downtown Norfolk. Call (757) 627-7245 or visit www.AmericanRover.com. Sailing April through October.

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va. Photo by Ed Pollard, CMA Photographer

THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART

One Memorial Place • Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 664-6200 | chrysler.org

The Chrysler Museum of Art is the crown jewel of the visual arts in Norfolk, combining a nationally renowned art museum, a state-of-the-art glass studio, and two nearby historic houses. We host a variety of changing exhibitions, and our extensive permanent collection includes 30,000 works that span more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to 21st-century art. We are home to one of America’s finest glass collections, and our adjacent Perry Glass Studio’s daily demos show how these masterpieces were created. We’re open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Best of all, admission is free!

EDGAR CAYCE’S A.R.E.

Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.– Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. Come explore the fascinating work of famed psychic Edgar Cayce, the “sleeping prophet” and “father of holistic medicine.” Free daily film, tour, and lecture on dreams, intuition, holistic health and more. Our campus includes a metaphysical library, Bookstore & Gift Shop, meditation garden, stone labyrinth, Health Center & Spa, and an onsite café. The renovated Health Center & Spa has treatment rooms overlooking the ocean offering holistic services including the Cayce/Reilly® massage, chiropractic services, and hydrotherapy sessions. We also offer ESP testing, astrology charts, psychic fairs, and conferences with world-renowned presenters. Learn more at EdgarCayce.org. Continued on page A6

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THIS IS HAMPTON

Hampton, the 400-year old city located in the heart of Coastal Virginia, is multi-faceted; rich in Civil War history, African American heritage, water recreation, and abundant shopping and dining opportunities. The Hampton History Museum is a great place to begin your explorations. The museum introduces Hampton’s 400-year history in its galleries, interpreting the city’s role in pivotal American decisions and milestones. The Hampton Visitor Center shares this location so you can gather great information on the sites you wish to explore and purchase money-saving admission tickets. The Sea to Stars Ticket combines admission to the Virginia Air & Space Center, an IMAX film, a ride on the Hampton Carousel, a cruise aboard the Miss Hampton II and admission to the Hampton History Museum for one low price. Buy adult tickets for $39 and youth tickets for $25. The Virginia Air & Space Center, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, features a space and aviation gallery, as well as over 100 exhibits, many hands-on. The Riverside 3D IMAX Theater presents space-related digital feature films and documentaries on a five-story screen. Next door, the Hampton Carousel, one of only 70 antique carousels left in the U.S., spins visitors on hand-carved horses and chariots built in 1920 by European artisans. Fort Monroe visitors are encouraged to cross the moat encircling the stone fort to explore the Casemate Museum and many historic landmarks, including The Alegernourne Oak and Quarters 1. See the cell where Jefferson Davis was held at the conclusion of the Civil War. A tour aboard the Miss Hampton II reveals Fort Monroe’s companion fortification, Fort Wool, located across the channel at Hampton Roads’ entrance. The Miss Hampton II harbor tour boat and the Ocean Eagle fishing boat are located nearby along the Hampton waterfront. Hampton University Museum, the oldest African American museum in the country, has a collection of more than 9,000 works of contemporary art and artifacts spanning African, African-American, Native-American cultures, and more. You can explore the campus with one of several Smartphone tours available at VisitHampton.com or learn about the campus’ and city’s remarkable past through interpretive historic markers located on the campus and throughout the city. You are also sure to enjoy the exceptional dining and shopping in Downtown Hampton, Phoebus and Coliseum Central. There’s no shortage of fun and adventure. After all, This is Hampton! For visitor information dial (800) 800-2202, (757) 727-1102 or check out VisitHampton.com.

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iFLY VA BEACH

iFLY Va Beach is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY’s vertical wind tunnel generates 1400 horse power from 4 powerful fans, creating a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air, and it’s the most incredible adrenaline rush. iFLY Va Beach is located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on 25th and Pacific Avenue. Indoor skydiving at iFLY Va Beach is a great activity for entertainment and recreation seekers out for a day of fun with family and friends, corporate customers looking for a unique team outing, educators interested in innovative science field trips for students and competitive skydiving athletes. No experience is necessary. Just about anyone can fly, including those with physical disabilities. Children as young as 3 to adults as young as 103 have flown with us. iFLY offers group rates for 8 or more as well as Student, Senior Citizen, Military & First Responder discounts. Watch our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3c-ak1IjhY iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving is located at 2412 Pacific Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451. For more information or to make reservations, call (757) 754-4359 or email info@iflyvabeach.com.

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN

Sphere, a six-foot globe displaying weather phenomena around the world. Don’t leave without a visit to Dockside Café or the Banana Pier Gift Shop for great nautical gifts. Call (757) 664-1000 or visit Nauticus.org for hours and admission fees.

NEWPORT NEWS

Discover the Treasures of Newport News Trendy restaurants, unique shopping opportunities and world-class attractions are just a few of the many reasons to visit Newport News.

The Mariners’ Museum and Park Water Connects Us All The Mariners’ Museum and Park connects people to the world’s waterways through exploration and engaging experiences. The stories we tell through our world class collection are your stories and your history. Discover small craft from around the world. Explore the USS Monitor Center, home of the Civil War ironclad’s iconic gun turret, where the incredible story of her creation, battle, sinking, and recovery are told in vivid detail. View maritime art, handcrafted ship models, and rare figureheads. Experience a 3D film in the Explorers Theater. Located in a 550-acre park, guests can hike the award-winning, 5-mile Noland Continued on page A8

Living-History Museums Chronicle Nation’s Beginnings A hands-on history experience awaits visitors at two Williamsburg area museums that explore the nation’s beginnings. At Jamestown Settlement, gallery exhibits chronicle 1600s Virginia in the context of its Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures, complementing historical interpretation at outdoor recreations of a Powhatan Indian village, the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists in 1607, and colonial fort. The story of the American Revolution, from the beginnings of colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation, unfolds at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown through indoor exhibits and outdoor re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and Revolution-period farm. The museums are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas and New Year’s days. For more information call (888) 593-4682 or visit www.historyisfun.org.

NAUTICUS

This maritime-themed science museum, on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, offers a fun and exciting educational experience for visitors of all ages. In addition to its largest artifact—The Battleship Wisconsin—unique features of this 120,000-square-foot facility include hands-on exhibits, touch tanks, 3D movies, and more. Plus, walk the decks of history with a self-guided deck tour of the Battleship Wisconsin—one of the largest and last battleships built by the U.S. Navy—and see the wardroom, and officers’ quarters, berthing units, chapel and other areas. Guided tours of additional ship areas are available for an additional fee. While onsite at Nauticus, be sure to check out Our Mighty Seaport, an exhibit exploring maritime commerce as well as Guns, Sweat, and Gears: Anatomy of a Battleship, with its enormous gun devices, tools, and personal mementos from the Battleship Wisconsin. Step inside the Clelia, an underwater exploration submersible, and control an actual 9-foot long robotic arm to collect samples and artifacts from the seabed and examine Science on a

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Serenity & Alliance

Pirate Adventure Cruises April to September $37 Adults, $22 kids

Trail or picnic at Lions Bridge overlooking the tranquil James River. For information on exhibitions, events, programs, and hours of operation, visit MarinersMuseum.org or call (800) 581-7245.

Virginia Living Museum

Connecting people to nature for more than 50 years! View endangered red wolves. Get close to a loggerhead turtle and jellyfish. Touch live horseshoe crabs. Relive the age of the dinosaurs. Living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Discover animals living in a cypress swamp, mountain cove and beneath the Chesapeake Bay. Touch famous Bay creatures. Travel the

Daily Sightseeing Cruises

Late March thru Early November Morning, Afternoon and Sunset Sails

Departing from Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown. Call 888.316.6422 or visit www.sailyorktown.com

galaxies in the planetarium theater. Outdoors, stroll the boardwalk to view animals in naturalized habitats. Explore outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail with 16 life-like dinosaurs, paleo camp, dig pits and dinosaur and ice age fossils. See an extensive collection of native plants and green living exhibits. Young kids enjoy indoor role play as an animal keeper/vet and the outdoor playground. Let the travel counselors at the Newport News Visitor Center help plan your stay. Ask them about our money-saving Combination Ticket! Call (888) 493-7386, (757) 886-7777, or visit www.newport-news.org for more information.

NORFOLK VISITNORFOLK

With 144 miles of shoreline, there’s so much to do while visiting Norfolk, Virginia. Take a tour of the Elizabeth River harbor on a majestic tall ship, sip on some of the best wines around at Mermaid Winery, Virginia’s very first urban winery, try delicious beers at local breweries or watch world-renowned artists blow glass at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. Hungry? Norfolk has become well-known for its wide variety of cuisine and is home to more than 80 chef-owned restaurants in the downtown area, many featuring Virginia wine and Virginia-grown produce and meat. Downtown isn’t the only place to find eclectic entrees. A host

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SCHOONERS ALLIANCE AND SERENITY Scan to Save!

Join the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity and step back into history as you sail the York River past the battlefield where our country won its independence. Lend a hand at setting sail, look for dolphins and osprey, or relax with a beverage from our ship’s galley. For families, try the Pirate Adventure Cruise. Kids will join the pirate crew and help raise the sails, steer the schooner, tie a knot and fire the cannon. Both ships also available for private charters and special events. Sailing daily late March to early November. Advance reservations recommended. For schedule and tickets, visit www.sailyorktown.com. (888) 316-6422.

SPIRIT OF NORFOLK Memorable Exhibits. Interactive Fun.

Cruising Year-Round From Downtown Get ready for the time of your life. Step aboard the Spirit of Norfolk and come alive for an afternoon or evening cruise on the water. You’ll dine and dance to live DJ entertainment while being dazzled by skyline views and a close-up look at the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet. Choose from fun-filled lunches, dinners or midnight party cruises. For reservations, specialty cruise schedule, visit www.spiritofnorfolk.com or (866) 211-3803.

SUFFOLK

Small town charm and big city amenities converge in Suffolk, Virginia. Our historic downtown blends unique shops with award-winning restaurants. Anchored by the Suffolk Visitor Center, Main Street is lined with historic homes and churches. Suffolk boasts year-round family-friendly events. Discover the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge—112,000 acres of untouched wilderness. You’ll love our swamp safaris, guided cemetery strolls, ghost walks and lantern tours. Kayak or fish in 8,000 acres of lakes and rivers. Golf one of our five championship golf courses. Take the plunge and skydive! Explore Riddick’s Folly House Museum where Union Army officers left behind penciled graffiti that is still legible today. Our 1885 passenger station is now Seaboard Station Railroad Museum. Visit the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, a professional performing arts theater. (757) 514-4130. VisitSuffolkVa.com

VICTORY ROVER

NAVAL BASE CRUISES ABOARD THE VICTORY ROVER Your front row seat to the Naval Fleet. Two Hour Narrated Cruises depart daily from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin in Downtown Norfolk. The Captain provides a fascinating commentary as passengers cruise the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River. See one of the world’s busiest sea ports including the world’s largest naval base, home of the Atlantic Fleet: Destroyers, Cruisers, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers and more. Up to 150 guests enjoy comfortable seating, air conditioned enclosed deck, shaded upper deck, and snack bar. Call (757) 627-7406 or www.navalbasecruises.com. Cruising March - December.

VIRGINIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Whether it is with a large school group or a family visit, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is home to many memorable exhibits and full of interactive fun. A basketball court,

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THE VIRGINIA ZOO

Journey to mysterious places inhabited by exotic animals from around the world–without leaving Hampton Roads! Discover lions, bears, cheetahs, orangutans, giraffes, colorful birds and more! Watch the red panda climb through the trees just above your head. Meet the animals in the ZooFarm. Enjoy a stroll or ride the Zoo train among the themed gardens and beautiful landscaping. The Virginia Zoo provides education and entertainment for people of all ages, and the Zoo is home to more than 500 animals on 53 beautifully landscaped acres. Exhibits encourage the animals’ natural behavior, provide information about their habitats, what they eat and their worldwide conservation status. Visiting the Virginia Zoo is a fantastic thing to do with family and friends, and it’s a terrific value! Admission is $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for children (ages 2-11) and $12.95 for seniors (62+). Children under two get in FREE! The Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except major winter holidays. For more information, visit www.virginiazoo.org.

HISTORIC YORKTOWN

Travel back in time, then savor the present at this year-round destination for history, shopping, outdoor recreation, fine dining and special events. Relive the pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War. Visit historic homes, museums, and battlefields by foot or enjoy a guided Segway tour through town. Set sail on Yorktown’s Schooners Alliance and Serenity. Shop in specialty stores, enjoy a wine or beer dinner, play on the riverfront, and dine in one-of-a-kind restaurants. Come for a day, a weekend or longer. (757) 890-3300 or www.visityorktown.org.

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red sails and ales beer tasting Cruises depart from Waterside Marina on the Downtown Norfolk waterfront. AmericanRover.com

20–21: Pirate Party on the Beach A family-friendly event featuring activities designed to bring out the “pirate” in everyone. 17th Street Park. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com

Spirit cruises Year round specialty themed cruises and holiday cruises on the Elizabeth River. SpiritCruises.com Waterside district Norfolk’s premier dining and entertainment district. WatersideDistrict.com May 6–Oct. 28: Old Beach Farmers Market Every Saturday morning, a fresh outdoor marketplace appears featuring fresh produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, soap, flowers and more. 9 a.m.–Noon. Parking lot of Croc’s 19th Street Bistro. OldBeachFarmersMarket.com May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11 & Sept. 8: Craft Brews Cruise Indulge in some of the best craft beers during this two hour trip aboard the Atlantic Explorer. 7–9 p.m. Virginia Aquarium. 757-385-3474. VirginiaAquarium.com June 7–Aug. 30: Ynot Wednesdays Visitors will enjoy music ranging from rock to blues to Motown, plus local farmers will sell their fresh fruits, vegetables and other homegrown items. Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza, Virginia Beach Town Center. 757-385-2555. SandlerCenter.org/YnotWednesdays June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9: Second Saturdays Every month local businesses in the ViBe Creative District offer specials and artists pop-ups on Second Saturdays. Noon–4 p.m. ViBe Creative District. 757-202-9533. ViBeCreativeDistrict.org June 22; July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 3, 17: Family Great Adventure Series The Series is about Discovery and Entertainment at the oceanfront where families can take part in an interactive adventure leading to various sites on the boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com

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27–29: 14th Annual Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

May 25: Sensible Seafood Fest Features samples of sustainable seafood options created by talented local chefs. 7–10 p.m. Virginia Aquarium, Bay & Ocean Pavilion. 757-385-3474. VirginiaAquarium.com 26–28: Salute to Summer An unabashed “Star-Spangled” salute to great music, fun in the sun and our American military! 17th, 24th and 31st Street Parks. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com 26–28: The 34th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival All the strawberries you can eat prepared in a variety of ways, plus rides, entertainment and more. 757-721-6001. PungoStrawberryFestival.info 27–29: 14th Annual Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo A classic surf contest, 5K race, arts expo and student art show. First Street Jetty. 757-409-1363. Virginia LongboardFederation.com

June 2–4: Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival This event is a tribute to our armed forces personnel and their families featuring live concerts, military expos and displays. 5th–7th Street on the beach. PatrioticFestival.com 4: The Big Spring Jam Listen to remarkable big band and jazz music performances. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Fountain Plaza, Virginia Beach Town Center. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com 9–11: Norfolk Harborfest Enjoy three days of free, fresh, family-friendly fun as the Norfolk waterfront transforms into an exciting playground for all ages. Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org 9–11: North American Sand Soccer Championships The globe’s premier, single-weekend sand soccer festival with over 11,000 players rocking the oceanfront. Various beachfront locations. 757-368-4600. SandSoccer.com 23–24: Hardee’s Latin Fest For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. 24th Street on the beach. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com

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June 15–18: Boardwalk Art Show Festival Celebrating 62 years! One of the oldest and best outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern Seaboard, attracting collectors and artists from across the nation. 20th–35th Streets on the Boardwalk. 757-425-0000. VirginiaMOCA.org August 20–27: East Coast Surfing Championships Each year, several hundred surfers compete. The event includes a variety of sports, swimsuit contests, refreshments and live music on the beach. 7 a.m.–10 p.m., daily. 1st Street to 6th Street on the beach. SurfECSC.com September 15–17: Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show The award-winning, action packed event represents a unique opportunity to give the public an up-close look at our local Navy and some amazing aviation. OceanaAirShow.com 29–Oct. 1: 44th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Virginia Beach’s premier boardwalk event features live music, an Art & Craft Show, sand sculpting championship, a Regatta and so much more. 757-498-0215. NeptuneFestival.com November 17–December 31: Holiday Lights at the Beach Thousands of cars make this annual trek to see one of the most festive and creative holiday light displays ever. 2nd Street & the Boardwalk. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com

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23–25: Bayou Boogaloo Music and Cajun Food Festival Norfolk’s annual love-fest with New Orleans’ vibrant sprit and culture featuring music, arts and food. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org

July June 30–July 2: Sandstock – A Tribute to Rock and Roll A beach-inspired variation on Woodstock paying homage to the music of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. 24th Street on the beach. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com

4: stars and stripes explosion Great music, fun in the sun and breathtaking fireworks over the ocean create a patriotic tapestry enjoyed by all. 24th Street on the beach. 17th & 31st Street Parks. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUSA.com

6: Neptune’s Senior Gala Dust off those dancing shoes and head out for a night of big band sounds, delicious food and a visit from King Neptune. Virginia Beach Convention Center. 7–10 p.m. 757-498-0215. NeptuneFestival.com

8: Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion Art Festival Artists of all ages and skill levels can stake their space right on the boardwalk. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. On the boardwalk, 16th–18th Street. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com

9: Virginia Opera’s 9th Annual Opera in the Park Concert Enjoy Virginia Opera artists in your bermudas and flip flops as they sing popular arias and favorite Broadway melodies under the stars. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org

14–15: Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival On these warm summer evenings, chill to the legendary sounds of top national jazz artists. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org

9–10: 21st Annual Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival Join your friends by the oceanfront for an afternoon hosted by Virginia’s leading vineyards. Neptune’s Park, 31st St. & Atlantic Ave. 757-498-0215. NeptuneFestival.com

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1–3: American Music Festival Bringing together national, regional and local acts to celebrate music of all genres. Stages at 5th, 17th, 22nd, 31st and the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series Stage. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com 2–3: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series For 17 years, this event has made running fun by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and a block-party atmosphere. Virginia Beach Oceanfront. RunRockNRoll.com

29: Mid-Summer Fantasy Theatre in the Park An interactive event that explores Shakespearean themes with visual and performance artists, musicians and event designers. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org

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4: 4th of July Great American Picnic Build your own picnic dinner with family and friends, plus patriotic concerts held before fireworks. 5–10 p.m. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org

14–16: Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show A variety of quality estate, classic and contemporary jewelry and gems. Virginia Beach Convention Center. 800642-2011. TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

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25–26: FunkFest Beach Party Featuring Africana Virginia Beach Celebrates this American musical style that originated in the 1960s when African-American musicians blended soul, jazz and R&B. 24th Street on the beach. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com

19: 17th Annual Norfolk Latino Music Festival The largest outdoor dance floor in the Hampton Roads heats up with salsa, meringue and guaguanco dancing! 5–10 p.m. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org 20: Virginia Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Park Virginia’s pre-eminent professional symphony orchestra will appear in a free, outdoor concert. 6–10 p.m. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org

23: 5th Annual Ribtoberfest & Southern Foodways Bringing together a humble batch of southern-flare dishes and cool craft brews, with a live blues band to boot. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org 30: Neptune Festival Fireworks Extravaganza Grab your blanket and head to the oceanfront as the skies explode with color 9–9:30 p.m. 20th Street at the oceanfront. 757-498-0215. NeptuneFestival.com

October 1: Neptune’s Youth Art Show This event gives young artists (grades 9–12) the chance to display and sell their creations in a juried venue. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 27th–28th Streets at the oceanfront. 757-498-0215. NeptuneFestival.com 2–8: Virginia Beach Restaurant Week The culinary event of the year with area chefs showcasing their creativity and restaurants offering specially priced lunches and dinners. 757-422-4420. DineInVB.com


calendar 6–8: Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show A variety of quality estate, classic and contemporary jewelry and gems. Virginia Beach Convention Center. 800-642-2011. TreasuresOfTheEarth.com 7: 29th Annual Virginia Children’s Festival The most exciting family festival filled with more than 100 fun, creative and interactive activities. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org 8: 10th Annual JTWalk & Beach Party Fundraising event for the fight against Neuro-Muscular Diseases which includes the JT Walk followed by a family friendly beach party and large concert. 757-368-1944. JTWalk.org 14–15: Virginia Beach Gun Show Features guns, knives, ammo and accessories. Virginia Beach Convention Center. 757-483-5385. Guns-Knives.com 21–22: Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival Unlimited sampling of over 50 craft beers from over 25 breweries. 1–6 p.m. 31st Street Park. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com 21–22: 30th Annual Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival Festival guests can enjoy the company of friends and family along the Elizabeth River for a weekend-long harvest of Virginia wineries. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org 28: Halloween Town & Treat Dress up in your finest Halloween attire and participate in family-friendly games, crafts, and other fun activities. Noon–4 p.m. Fountain Plaza, Virginia Beach Town Center. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com

November 11: Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony Join the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations in honoring our nation’s veterans with a parade at the oceanfront followed by a ceremony. 9 a.m. 16th Street & Atlantic to the Tidewater Veterans Memorial. 757-385-3111. VBGov.com

December 1–2: Searching for Santa: A Holiday Musical Show in the Plaza a festive evening of celebrating, eating, and shopping, plus a delightful outdoor stage production. 6 p.m. Fountain Plaza, Virginia Beach Town Center. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com 2: Holiday Parade at the Beach Giant balloons, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, dance groups and more join forces to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun

for all ages. 5:30 p.m. Atlantic Avenue. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com 2: Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace This festive outdoor wonderland features local crafters, a massive Yule Log bonfire, Christmas caroling and Santa. Noon–8 p.m. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345. FestEvents.org

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31: Last Night on the Town Begins with a family-friendly celebration at 2 p.m., then continues into the night with entertainment, a live performance and fireworks. Pembroke Mall and Town Center. 757-385-7873. BeachStreetUsa.com

January 2018 27: Coastal Virginia Magazine Wine Fest Virginia Beach’s most exciting indoor wine festival, with tons of wineries, specialty food and craft vendors, a craft beer garden, grape stomping competition and more. Virginia Beach Convention Center. 757-422-8979. CoastalVirginiaWineFest.com TBD: Winter Wildlife Festival Join Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and experienced guides o witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach. 757-385-4461. VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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A Delicious Virginia Beach Tradition Since 1978! Family owned and operated. We Buy Fresh and Local! Open year round! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. We offer a selection of fresh local seafood as well as a variety of sandwiches, steaks and more! Brunch Served. Full Bar. Friendly Wait Staff, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups & Kids and Take Out Available.

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February 2018 TBD: VA Beach Polar Plunge Raising money for the Virginia Special Olympics, come chill out at the Oceanfront and take the plunge for this great cause. 757-962-1575. PolarPlunge.com

March 2018 16–18: Shamrock Marathon Weekend Come celebrate the “Luck of the Irish” as runners lace up their sneakers, adorn themselves in green and take to the streets of Virginia Beach. Oceanfront. 757-412-1056. SharockMarathon.com

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Souvenirs

In the oceanfront resort area, you’re guaranteed to stroll past dozens of souvenir shops with everything you’ll need for the sun, surf and sand and, of course, an extraordinary variety of souvenirs to take home. Whether the souvenirs are for your loved ones or a special gift or item to remember your seaside vacation, rest assured you can find a true treasure at the several souvenir shops here. Take home oneof-a-kind accessories including a custom bracelet charm and bohemian fashion hats to a bright patterned summer tote and sandals. If you’re looking for home décor items, discover nautical-themed dining accessories or beautiful throws and decorative pillows. Or, you can always take home a t-shirt from your favorite oceanfront restaurant or mug to reminisce about the lazy days of summer once you return to the office.

Gift Shops

If you’re on the hunt for themed gift items, check out the many gift stores at some of Coastal Virginia’s finest museums. The shop at the contemporary art museum at the oceanfront offers everything from ceramics and collectibles to art books and tote bags. Here you will find museum-inspired apparel, a variety of bags and cases, books, stationery, prints and posters, housewares and much more. The marine and science center has two stores with unique maritimethemed merchandise. Find jewelry, toys, IMAX DVDs, souvenirs, clothing and much more. And the best part—the proceeds from gift sales support the aquarium and its efforts to conserve and educate the public about marine life.

Arts & Crafts

Several art galleries dot the oceanfront and the surrounding areas showcasing the original works of local and national artists. Artwork includes ornate glassworks, crafts, paintings, ceramics and jewelry. There’s a treasure for every art lover visiting the beach! But the creativity doesn’t stop there! Local artisans abound, creating such items as hand-detailed leatherwork, custom jewelry, textiles and other hand-crafted items.

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For those that crave the finer things in life, you’ll find a number of high-end boutique shops that are just a few blocks up from the beach. Window shop on 31st Street, or venture to nearby Laskin Road—both are just a short distance from the beach. At each of these shopping centers, find more than 120 stores and restaurants all within a few blocks of each other. Featuring high-end clothing, jewelry and home accessories, each destination has a variety of shops to choose from. Whether you are looking for dress shops or men’s designer shoes and sunglasses, you will certainly enjoy treating yourself to a day of browsing and buying. If you’re willing to stray a little farther from the shore, be sure to head to the Town Center of Virginia Beach. This area features a diverse array of shopping opportunities covering 17 city blocks, including national chains and several locally-owned boutiques with designer clothes and accessories. You’ll also find many popular places to stop for lunch, dinner and more.


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Located on Bonney Road is a 32,000-square-foot mall with over 200 booths to browse through. The mall carries a range of different antiques all of which are extremely rare and certainly beautiful. Add to your current collection or start one today; you’ll certainly fall in love with more than one item! For an even greater antique shopping adventure, explore other parts of Coastal Virginia, such as Norfolk or Olde Towne Portsmouth’s quaint antique shops. You won’t want to leave empty-handed.

Malls

Just a few more miles away from the beach is one of the largest malls on the East Coast and a not-to-be-missed shopping destination, Lynnhaven Mall. Nearly 1.1 million square feet of shopping galore awaits you, with more than 130 great stores. The shopping center also includes a complete food court, full service restaurants, a children’s play area, a movie theater and free parking. Traveling toward Downtown Virginia Beach, there is also a renovated mall in the Pembroke area with many new shops that have been added in the last few years! With so many shops and restaurants to choose from, you can most certainly spend the whole day here. A little farther to Downtown Norfolk, MacArthur Center is home to two stories of shops that are packed full with all sorts of items from apparel and jewelry to electronics and toys. There are so many shops that you might have to make it the day’s challenge to stop by every place you love before closing time! Here you will also find a massive food court with all sorts of eateries and even a few restaurants where you can indulge in a delicious meal served by a friendly staff.

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1 Beef Jerky Outlet: 301 25th Street, Virginia Beach In Pacific Plaza Shopping Center. (757) 961-0844. www.VABeachJerky.com. Jams and Jellies, Popcorn, hot sauces and BBQ sauces and over 100 Varieties of Jerky can be found at the Beef Jerky Outlet. 2 Candy Kitchen: 19 convenient locations, www.candykitchen. com Homemade Salt Water Taffy, Fudge & Candies Since 1937. 3 Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) Bookstore & Gift Shop: 757-4577231. EdgarCayce.org/bookstore. Unique and beautiful gifts handcrafted by fair-trade and local artists. 4 Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge: 2165 General Booth Blvd., Ste. 160., Virginia Beach, VA 23454. 757-430-8116. www. EitherOreStrawbridge.com. M-F 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Closed Sunday. The Treasure Island Pendant by Denny Wong is made in 18kt yellow gold, and set with .05cttw round diamonds and a 16mm turquoise under clear quartz that is accented with 24kt gold leaf to represent the Hawaiian Islands. 5 Jody’s Gourmet Popcorn: Online Store & 2 Retail Locations! VB Oceanfront, 205 Laskin Rd., Norfolk Premium Outlets, 6282 Northampton Blvd. jodyspopcorn.com. Jody’s Movie Style Popcorn, Party Box. 6 Lynnhaven Mall: 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy. 757.340.9340. www. llbean.com/lynnhaven. Visit our store for free clinics and events, plus L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools courses from just $25. 7 Meg’s Swimwear: 307 Laskin Rd. 757-428-7945 Large Beach Bag by Santa Maria Del Mar $19, Scarf by Two’s Co. $19, and Sandals by Luisa Dorio $60. These can be found along with Women’s bathing suits, Clothing, Bags, Jewelry, Shoes, Gifts and more! 8 Mermaid Factory: 510 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. 757-9637700. 919a West 21st Street, Norfolk. 757-233-0733. mermaidfactory. com. Call For Reservations Today! 9 Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Museum Shop: 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. 757-425-0000. VirginiaMOCA.org. Unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else! Original artwork, clothing, toys, books, jewelry and more. Open 7 days a week. ABOVE: Recycled surfboard resin jewelry, handcrafted by local artisan Joe Saunders. 10 Silver Stream Contemporary Jewelry: 1912 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451, (757) 425-6071. The Shoppes at 31 Ocean, 237 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451, (757) 695-9200. www. silverstreamjewelry.com. Hundreds of sterling silver antique spoon rings and fork bracelets in stock. 11 Sunsations: sunsationsusa.com. Your Beach Department Store for the Entire Family! 12 Superior Pawn & Gun: 529 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. 757-425-6039. superiorpawnva.com. Superior choices, Unbeatable prices! 13 New Balance: Marketplace at Hilltop. 729 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 103, Virginia Beach. 757-422-1776. www.newbalancevirginia beach.com. New Balance 990v4 for men and women. This is American craftsmanship. The 990 continues its 30-year legacy of great performance and iconic style with the new 990v4. It’s the perfect combination of cushioning and stability, wrapped up in a look that will last forever. 14 Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach. (757) 385-FISH. VirginiaAquarium.com. The store at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center sells unique designs by many local artists. Featured is a hand painted earthenware platter by Sara Hunter. 15 Virginia Beach Antique Mall: 3900 Bonney Rd., #111, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. 757-390-3244. Like us on Facebook for special sale information. Open 7 days a week. Old Cork Black Duck Decoy $299, NY Crock by Burger Jr. $65, and more can be found along with antiques, collectibles, dolls, primitives, art, frame shop, books, jewelry, gifts, toys, beach decor, vintage clothing, shabby chic, midcentury modern. 16 Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum: 24th Street & Boardwalk. Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451. (757) 422-1587. www. vbsurfrescuemuseum.org. The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum Gift Shop, right on the boardwalk at 24th St, features hand made treasures from Virginia Beach artisans. 17 Worththewait: 3157 Va Beach Blvd., VA Beach. 757-498-9051. www.worththewaitusa.com. Mon-Sat 10-6. Necklace and earrings by Origin. Upscale Consignment and retail boutique. Offering the finest labels in Women’s Consigned Apparel, Handbags, Shoes and Accessories.


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l Rash-guards and hats continue to be extremely important for sun protection. The most important thing to remember when checking out trends for 2017 is that the best trend is the one that looks great on you. When you shop for your suit, ask for help and suggestions. Try on a number of suits so you can get a better idea of your most flattering style. Just make sure, whatever style you like, choose carefully and make sure it fits your body and your lifestyle. And then have fun wearing it and enjoy your summer in Virginia Beach. z —Meg Bisese Megs Swimwear

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Shop fashion powerhouses Michael Kors, New York & Company, Torrid, Express and White House Black Market. Browse fun finds for the family at Old Navy, Payless and H&M. Pick up a beach read at Barnes & Noble or beat the heat and explore indoors at Dave & Buster’s and Jump Trampoline Park. Kids of all ages can create a new best friend at Build-A-Bear or try on a trendy look at Claire’s. Gear up for some serious fun in the sun with shades from Sunglass Hut and skater-approved clothing, shoes and accessories from Pac Sun, Zumiez and Vans. Or, switch up your look in an instant with a visit to Ooh La La Beauty Bar, Brow Art 23, Bare Escentuals or The Piercing Pagoda. At Lynnhaven Mall, you can satisfy any craving in Café Court, the recently renovated and redeveloped food court. Grab a savory snack from Auntie Anne’s or satisfy your sweet tooth at Cinnabon, Great American Cookie or The Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar. Dine in style at family favorites Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Cracker Barrel, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Carrabba’s or the newly opened Maggie McFly’s. Other outstanding offerings include Dick’s Sporting Goods, L.L.Bean, Lids, Loft, Sephora, Apple and many more. Shop the best name brands under the sun or kick back and relax with a cool drink or a tasty bite. Visitors can Check Out Our GoGuide App For More! receive a Premier Passport Coupon App.VirginiaBeach Book of exclusive savings to enjoy at .Guide Lynnhaven Mall. z

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Chat and hear about the ways they care for the animals. Make friends at Zoo Tales, a zoo-centric story time featuring biofacts and maybe even an animal friend. Or catch a show at the ZooLive! Stage, where you’ll learn how our animal ambassadors are trained for their public appearances. And don’t forget to bring your bathing suits so you can beat the heat in the water plaza. Tame those ferocious appetites with a bite to eat at the African Village Café. Located in the heart of the Zoo at the entrance to the Okavango Delta, this cafe offers everything from kids’ meals to pizza and burgers, to grilled chicken sandwiches and gourmet salads; meals that are as spectacular as the view. Indoor and outdoor seating options give you a place to relax and enjoy your Zoo visit. You’ll also find pop-up food stations around the Zoo, which include Dippin’ Dots and the Snack Shack. If you’re looking for live entertainment, the Zoo has that too! Check the robust calendar of events that range from outdoor concerts on the lawn, date nights, themed-education days, animal birthday parties and other one-of-a-kind opportunities you can only have at the Zoo. The Virginia Zoo has been a cornerstone of this region for more than a hundred years. Opening in 1901 with just 200 animals, the Zoo now boasts more than 150 species, which includes 500 animals. In the past century, the Zoo’s contribution to conservation and education has grown immensely, as it helps to save some of the world’s most threatened wildlife species from extinction. The Virginia Zoo works hard to manage its animal populations locally, but also to help save animals in the wild. Since 2010, the Zoo has increased its contribution to field conservation by more than 7,500 percent, which started by supporting three programs, to now 25 programs. Some of these new programs have been initiated by Virginia Zoo staff from concept and project design, to successful field programs making a measurable difference to the survival of animals. Getting to the Virginia Zoo is an easy 25-minute drive along the interstate from the oceanfront. The setback location off of Granby Street provides a quiet and serene atmosphere, and best of all, parking is always free. No matter what your passion—science, animal health, up-close encounters or just a cute fuzzy face— there’s something for everyone at the Virginia Zoo. For more information about the Virginia Zoo, visit VirginiaZoo.org or call 757-441-2374. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on major winter holidays. z


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ocal Virginia Beachers are an eclectic crew. This area seems to draw people from all over the world, and the diversity is reflected in our cuisine. Being a beach community, we’re well known for our seafood which appears on many local tables straight from the fishermen’s boats. We also have local farms producing fresh greens, vibrant veggies and sumptuous berries—we even have a festival that celebrates our famed strawberries. These fresh ingredients appear in many area restaurants, especially since the farm-to-table movement is thriving here. Yet beyond what is locally produced in our area, our multi-ethnic residents bring an extra flair to our local cuisine. Immigrants from India, Greece, Italy, Vietnam, China and beyond bring their own unique cuisines to the Virginia Beach food scene, blending their tastes with local flavors to create a delicious fusion. The type of dining is as diverse as the flavors. From family-friendly and casual to fine dining and romantic—you can find an establishment for every occasion. Many of these locations are found right at the oceanfront or further north along Shore Drive (also known locally as “Restaurant Row”). But if you’re willing to stray further inland, you won’t be sorry. From Virginia Beach’s Town Center to other smaller neighborhoods, area eateries are worth the short drive to get there. So be sure to explore the cuisine scene while visiting Virginia Beach. With so many options, you may be at a loss where to begin. Don’t fret! Here are some types of establishments you’ll find in our neck of the coast.

Breakfast Nooks

We start with the most important meal of the day. Everyone has their own way to do breakfast, and the breakfast nooks in Virginia Beach cater to every taste. Don’t hit up a drive through—take some time out to enjoy this oft looked over meal. Looking for a traditional, decadent breakfast with stacks of fluffy pancakes or waffles dripping with syrup? You’re in luck! From mom and pop joints, to more established eateries, what better way to start your vacation then indulging in a huge breakfast platter. Looking for something lighter? Organic, farm-totable restaurants serve some of the tastiest—and healthiest—fare. Imagine a sumptuous rice bowl, filled with locally grown root veggies, seasoned perfectly, and topped with an over-easy egg. Or a

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From the Farm

Speaking of farm-to-table—Virginia Beach is making huge strides in this movement, and it is thriving here. Local fare is the main attraction at these locations. Chefs work with area farms incorporating an assortment of local greens in tossed salads or using juicy berries in decadent desserts. You can even find homemade bread from neighboring bakeries being served in restaurants. Even the meats are starting to be locally sourced from other, nearby Virginia communities. Partake in juicy pork or sumptuous chicken with the happy knowledge that you are supporting smaller producers. These places are influencing the way big businesses produce and source their ingredients, looking to a healthier, more natural approach. You’ll also find that these local eateries engender a sense of community, making meals more than just food—they become a social event.

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We now move from farm-to-table to tideto-table. With the Atlantic Ocean on our doorstep, as well as the Chesapeake Bay and a number of other waterways in our region, the supply of seafood we produce locally is bountiful. Our seafood restaurants draw visitors from all over and many menu items are caught that morning, prepared by restaurants that day and served on your plate that night. Area businesses are taking huge strides in encouraging sustainable seafood choices. Our local Sensible Seafood program promotes a healthy marine environment and strives to protect local marine life as well as our bays and shoreline. Area restaurants serve favorites like tuna, tautog and rockfish, prepared in a variety of creative ways—pan-seared, steamed, blackened and more. Oysters are always a fan favorite, whether served raw or prepared in a delicious dish. There’s one item that’s always kept in stock—blue crabs. These gems of the sea can be prepared in a variety of different ways, and you can partake in all of them here. If you’re looking to make your own seafood dish, visit a local fish market to find the freshest seafood proteins straight from the boat.

Farmer’s Markets

You can find a variety of markets and fresh produce stalls throughout Virginia Beach. If you take a drive down Sandbridge Road, you’ll encounter a number of small produce stalls set up, full of the finest local produce. Or you can head to Pungo, Virginia Beach’s own farming community. Here you’ll encounter stretches of farmland with markets selling fresh greens and fruits on every corner. If you’re here during strawberry season, you can pick these sweet, summer fruits yourself and purchase them by the bucket. Farmer’s Markets continue to gain in popularity year after year. Weekly markets popup in some of our busiest areas. Every Saturday morning all summer long, the Old Beach Farmers Market appears just blocks from the boardwalk. From corn to asparagus, tomatoes and cucumbers, fill your baskets to your heart’s content. Or, if you want to add a little groove to your market experience, head to the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach Town Center for Ynot Wednesdays. Every Wednesday from 5–9 p.m. features live music as well as a farmer’s market featuring local producers.

Picnic Time

Picnicking in Virginia Beach is as easy as pie, especially after visiting one of our local markets or grocery stores. Pack up your fresh grub and head over to one of our city or state parks. These locations offer beautiful water views or woodland marshes, and convenient picnic tables and shelters. If you’d rather stay at the beach, grab your towels or a blanket and lay them out right on the sand. Or take the winding road down to Sandbridge Beach. Set your meal up right on the sand, or if you don’t want to risk a sandy sandwich, nearby shelters at Little Island Park contain picnic shelters and some much-appreciated shade.


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Family Friendly

After a day at the beach, the kids may be a little tired and cranky. You never have to be embarrassed about bringing your rambunctious crew to our area’s family-friendly restaurants—they cater to all ages! Oceanfront pizza shops feature fun themes and delicious pies. Some even have arcades or kid-friendly attractions right in house. Even our famed seafood restaurants often have kid-friendly items on the menu. Many locations even offer kids menus, with child-friendly portions and wallet-friendly prices.

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A romantic getaway to Virginia Beach has so much to offer. The expansive ocean is the perfect backdrop for a perfect night out with the one you love. Musicians line the boardwalk every evening, all summer long. Sip cocktails as the stars come out above the shore. Or you can enjoy some fine dining as you watch the sun set quietly over the Chesapeake Bay. While indoor seating is always an option, many restaurants offer outdoor seating on beautiful decks or patios. If there’s a chill in the air, some restaurants feature fire pits so you can snuggle close to the one you love as you watch the embers glow. Many locations are open late, so don’t let your romantic evening out end early.

Go Upscale and Splurge

From the finest seafood around to epicurean adventures, Virginia Beach’s upscale dining scene is exploding with creativity and delectable delights. Although you may not be able to eat at these locations every day, it’s worth saving up to experience one of these incredible eateries. These restaurants range in style from seafood to Asian to American fusion and beyond. A number of locations are found right at the oceanfront, but nearby Shore Drive, known as “Restaurant Row,” features some of the best dining in Virginia Beach. Fine dining is scattered throughout the city, but the cosmopolitan Hilltop area or our lively Town Center also possess some not-to-be-missed locations.

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Boardwalk Cafes

Don’t want to stray far from the boards? No problem! Eating off the boardwalk is an experience you won’t want to miss. These restaurants and cafes not only offer delicious foods but incredible views. A sense of peace will wash over you as the waves roll in or watch your fellow visitors enjoying their time at the beach—surfing, biking or strolling down the boardwalk. Although a number of these locations feature seafood as the main attraction, there are also a variety of other dishes to enjoy—from pasta, to Mexican, to steak dinners.

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Air Power, Military Might & Navy Pride: Shannon Riddle

Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach Virginia Beach’s NAS Oceana is one of the finest Master Jet Bases in the nation An intense rushing noise fills the air. In certain areas of Virginia Beach, the sound can be almost deafening. If this is your first visit to the area you may be perplexed or even concerned by the turbulent sound. Locals aren’t phased by the noise. That’s because to them, the sound symbolizes freedom and the active military presence in Virginia Beach. You may even see bumper stickers that read “I y Jet Noise.” Naval Air Station Oceana is a local source of pride. The base mission is to service the air fleet NAS Oceana Air Show and support troops aboard the aircraft carriers that deploy from the region. This naval Every year in September, instillation is the home of our nation’s top jet thousands of visitors come to Virginia squadrons and one of the largest employers Beach to experience the power of Naval aviation. NAS Oceana hosts in the city. The base was initially commisthis amazing air show which gives sioned in what used to be an isolated locathrills and chills to all onlookers as they tion on August 17, 1943. Yet it grew with the witness aerial feats like no other. This importance of naval aviation. action-packed weekend is fun for the When jets were introduced into the Navy’s whole family. The air show features arsenal, Oceana’s isolation and long runsuch favorites as the legendary U.S. ways made it the perfect location for servicing Navy Blue Angels, parachute teams these aircraft. Today the naval community of and so much more! Visit www.oceanaairshow.com Virginia Beach numbers around 20,000, this for more information. includes family members, servicemen and women and employees. There are 10,500 military members stationed at NAS Oceana. The Jets of NAS Oceana Oceana has seen a variety of jets on its runways, including F-4s, A-6s and the famous F-14 Tomcats. But as time and technology moved forward, so did Naval aircraft. Today, NAS Oceana operates 18 F/A-18 strike fighter squadrons. These impressive jets, better known as the Hornets and Super Hornets, act as the tip of the spear for our forces when deployed aboard aircraft carriers. The Hornets and Super Hornets are high-performance, tactical airplanes that operate either from aircraft carriers or land bases. The Hornets zoom through the air at up to Mach 1.8 (1,140 mph). They carry a variety of missiles and weaponry as well as cutting edge radar technology. The Hornets are part of the Carrier Air Wings, units that serve as the air power aboard aircraft carriers. There are only ten of these units in the U.S., and five are based at NAS Oceana. Each unit consists of roughly 2,500 personnel and 60-65 aircraft, each supporting a different aircraft carrier. Five aircraft carriers are based at nearby Naval Station Norfolk, just 35 miles from Oceana. Carriers are a symbol of our nation’s military might. The size of a small city, each can carry up to 5,000 men and women when deployed. When you hear the jets flying overhead, remember that it’s the sound of the brave men and women sacrificing so much to protect our nation’s freedom. —Rebekah Conley

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Meet Two Local Military Families

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