Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

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Find Good Tidings in Virginia Beach

Escape the snow and reconnect with the family during a seaside holiday.   Read More

 

A Christmas Town Weekend

Check out the newest addition to Busch Gardens - Christmas Town! It's an experience that will fill you and your family with the holiday spirit. You can't escape the smell of fresh-baked cookies!   Read More

 

Light Up Your Holiday in Newport News

false Capture the memories as you indulge your senses and rejuvenate your soul in the heart of Virginia's Hampton Roads region, Newport News, this holiday season. Day One: The kids will love the Virginia Living Museum and its mountains-to-sea live exhibits and Laser Holidays show   Read More

 

Fall Into Chesapeake for a Natural Weekend Getaway

Fall into Chesapeake! Explore the beautiful nature Chesapeake has to offer, including a leisurely hike, boating, and exploring the wonders along the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail.   Read More

 

Getaway to the Heart of Virginia's Waterfront

With 144 miles of shimmering coastline and a bustling downtown waterfront, Norfolk is a fun, dynamic destination that's easy to love.   Read More

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