Category Archives: Tidewater & Chesapeake Bay

17 Best Things to Do in Williamsburg VA (+ Nearby Attractions!)

Governors Palace of British Colony in Williamsburg - Wangkun Jia - Shutterstock

Are you planning to visit Williamsburg? This guide details the best things to do in Williamsburg VA for first-time travelers – read on! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in another era? While we haven’t yet invented time machines, you can come as close as possible to traveling back in […]

11 Exciting (and Easy!) Day Trips from Virginia Beach

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge

Most people that visit Virginia Beach stay in Virginia Beach. However, there are some really amazing day trips from Virginia Beach that you should consider if you have more than merely a couple of days in the coastal city! This guide details some of my favorite Virginia Beach day trips, including wildlife refuges, Eastern Shore […]

18 Best Things to Do in Norfolk, VA for First-Timers

Norfolk Virginia

Are you planning a trip to Hampton Roads and looking for the best things to do in Norfolk VA? This guide shows you what to do in Norfolk, including historical sights, green spaces, and much more! I have to admit, I never gave Norfolk much love growing up. I have no idea why I overlooked […]

40 Incredible Things to Do in Virginia Beach (+ Insider Tips!)

Back bay at False Cape State Park in Virginia

Growing up in Richmond, I always flocked toward the coast because there were so many cool things to do in Virginia Beach and the Tidewater area. This guide showcases some of my favorite Virginia Beach attractions, activities, and places to eat. Some are lesser-known and some are touristy. Not everything on this list is in […]

Virginia Beach in Winter: 11 Things to Do + Seasonal Tips

Holiday lights in VA Beach via cw (Flickr CC BY 2.0)

When most people imagine their winter vacation, their first instinct isn’t to go to the beach. But if you’ve been trying to find the right destination for your winter break, then visiting Virginia Beach in winter is the place to be! Although Virginia Beach isn’t too warm in the winter, you can still find a […]