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Paddle Your Glass Off

Created by: Casey

Day 1

  • SouthEast Expeditions at Onancock Wharf

    SouthEast Expeditions at Onancock Wharf
    2 King St, Onancock, VA, 23417

    (757) 354-4386

    Onancock, a 1680 Colonial port on the bayside of Virginia's Eastern Shore, is the location of SouthEast Expeditions at the Wharf. Our colorful shop inside the historic Steamboat Ticket Office offers tours, rentals of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and bikes.

    Just steps outside, we launch our signature Historic Onancock Creek Tour on waters once plied by Native Americans, Schooners, steamboats, and now pleasure boaters. Four miles off the Chesapeake Bay, Onancock is a naturally sheltered "hurricane hole," so we can kayak no matter what's going on out on the Bay!

    Adjacent is historic Hopkins Bros Store housing Mallards at the Wharf restaurant where you can refresh with a meal or drink after your tour. Ask us about their special Paddler's Bag Lunches to take on your kayak trip!

    We also offer overnight camping trips and day trips to: Schooner Bay, Saxis, Seaside, Quinby (Machipongo River), and the one-of-a-kind Hang Gliding Kayak Winery Tour package! We also offer private instruction and classes.

    Come meet SouthEast guides and authors Bill & Mary Burnham, and check out their books including "Knack Kayaking for Everyone."


  • Chatham Vineyards

    Chatham Vineyards
    9232 Chatham Road, Machipongo, VA, 23405

    (757) 678-5588

    The Federal-period home Chatham was begun in 1818 by Major Scarborough Pitts on land on Church Creek first patented in 1640. The buildings on the property reflect four centuries of continuous use as a working farm. The latest addition is the winery built in 2005. In 1999, the first five acre block of grapes were planted and today there are more than twenty acres of French Vinifera. The winery is open to the public. Free tours and tasting.

  • Charlotte Hotel

    Charlotte Hotel
    7 North Street, Onancock, VA, 23417

    (757) 787-7400

    The Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant is an 8 room boutique hotel featuring, among other things, Queen size memory-foam mattresses, plush bedding and feather pillows, individual bathrooms with ceramic showers and "rain-shower" heads, Egyptian cotton towels, Cable TV, DVD players with free access to the hotel movie library, individual climate controls, and FREE wireless high speed internet. We carry a AAA 3-Diamond rating. The award-winning 33 seat restaurant offers Creative American cuisine featuring products supplied by local watermen, farmers, and area businesses. Everything is house-made, including the ice cream! The artwork throughout the hotel is that of owner Charlotte Heath. In addition to originals, selected works are offered as limited edition prints which may be purchased from Next Door Gallery which is adjacent to the hotel.

  • The Inn at Onancock

    The Inn at Onancock
    30 North Street, Onancock, VA, 23417

    (757) 789-7711

    The Inn at Onancock is a gourmet bed and breakfast on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, a narrow peninsula nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Located within 3 blocks of the Onancock Wharf and 1.5 blocks of the historic downtown, The Inn offers five spacious guest rooms with spa-style en suite baths and several common areas for relaxation. In an atmosphere of casual sophistication, guests enjoy uniquely decorated rooms in the style of our favorite worldwide destinations, two with gas fireplaces. Antiques and oriental carpets were carefully selected to further create the ambience of these faraway places. Guests sleep in utmost comfort on feather-topped beds with luxury linens. A full gourmet breakfast is served every morning with guest access to coffee, tea, and cold beverages throughout the day.

  • Spinning Wheel Bed & Breakfast

    Spinning Wheel Bed & Breakfast
    31 North St, Onancock, VA, 23417

    (757) 787-7311

    This Folk Victorian home is a welcoming spot from which to enjoy the Eastern Shore. Spinning wheels and antiques are found throughout the house.We have 5 guests rooms from which you can choose from. We have 1 room that is on the 1st flr. Each has a queen size bed & private bath. A full breakfast is served every morning.

    You can walk to shops, restaurants and the harbor or explore even further with bicycles provided by the innkeepers. Or down to the creek in kayaks which can be rented nearby. Enjoy the beaches bay and ocean or cruise to Tangier Island from the town Wharf.

Day 2

  • Yellow Duck Bakery Cafe

    Yellow Duck Bakery Cafe
    3312 Main Street, Exmore, VA, 23350

    (757) 442-5909

    We are a unique micro-bakery located in the heart of the Eastern Shore of Virginia! The Canales family owns and operates the business with a passion to BAKE LIVES SWEETER!

    When you come in, you will be welcomed with a relaxed, nostalgic atmosphere. Make yourself comfortable and treat yourself to any one of our delicious fresh baked items. Have a cup of coffee, tea, smoothie, latte, or soda while you read the paper or take home an order of incredible muffins made from scratch on premises.

    We promise you will not be disappointed with our fine products, our delightful staff or our happy setting.

  • Exmore Diner

    Exmore Diner
    4264 Main St., Exmore, VA, 23350

    (757) 442-2313

    An Eastern Shore favorite for decades, the Exmore Diner is a perfect venue for sportsman, outdoor enthusiasts or vacationers traveling up and down U.S. 13. The Exmore Diner has a long establised reputation for fresh, local seafood, steaks, sandwiches and home-made deserts. Best of all, the "Diner's" menu won't break your wallet. If you're looking for quality food in an informal atmosphere, the Exmore Diner will suit both your budget and your palate. The "Diner" is located on U.S. 13 business south in Exmore.

  • Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg
    1 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

    (800) 447-8679

    Discover Colonial Williamsburg 

    Become a citizen of the Revolutionary City and engage with the local community and experience firsthand the daily struggles of wartime. Explore our art museums, unleash your kids' inner colonists, tee off a game of golf, or relax and unwind at the Spa. Stay at one of the official Colonial Williamsburg hotels, with a variety of opportunities to shop and dine, and you'll never want to leave.

    Official Colonial Williamsburg Hotels

    Enjoy Colonial Williamsburg to the fullest with a stay at one of our six unique hotel properties. They are conveniently located within and surrounding the Revolutionary City, just minutes from all the action. Whether you're traveling for a family vacation, romantic getaway, or discovery of America's founding, we have a hotel to suit your personality and your budget.

    To experience all that the Revolutionary City has to offer—including live action, theatrical performances, vibrant gardens, guided tours of original 18th-century buildings, personal interaction with townspeople, three museums, and so much more—you'll need an admission ticket.

  • The Williamsburg Winery

    The Williamsburg Winery
    5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

    (757) 229-0999

    Located within minutes of Historical and Cultural Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia’s Largest Winery is open daily for tours, tastings & lunch.

    A guided tour includes a video presentation on grape growing (Viticulture) & winemaking (Oenology, a stroll through the barrel cellar and a visit to the production area. In the museum you will enjoy a collection of unique and rare vintage wine bottles with a grand finale tasting of seven of our wines in an etched wine glass that is yours to take home as a keepsake.

    Reserve Wine Tastings are available by appointment only in our Private Wine Cellar.
    Tours & Tastings are offered daily Apr-Oct, Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Nov-Mar, closing daily at 5pm.

    Enjoy dining at the Gabriel Archer Tavern located on the grounds of the winery. Closed Thanksgiving, Grand Illumination, Christmas & New Years Day.

  • Colonial Gardens Bed & Breakfast

    Colonial Gardens Bed & Breakfast
    1109 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

    (757) 220-8087

    Colonial Gardens Bed & Breakfast is an enchanting escape into old world European romance and elegance. With fine Italian linens and richly ornate furniture, it also boasts the allure of over an acre of gardens.

    Colonial Gardens B&B is ideally located within a mile of Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William & Mary. It is the closest Williamsburg B&B to Jamestown Settlement. It is located near the Williamsburg Winery, and within 2 miles of the Williamsburg Jamestown airport (KJGG). Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are just a 5 minute drive, as is the Williamsburg Antique Mall, with more than 400 antique vendors. Don't forget there are more than 20 courses of world class golf just a short drive away also.

    Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast with fresh Kona coffee each morning, wine and snacks in the evening.

  • Liberty Rose Bed & Breakfast Inn

    Liberty Rose Bed & Breakfast Inn
    1022 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

    (757) 871-3594

    A wonderful old colonial Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast Inn with the ambiance of southern charm, comfort and hospitality lodging. A hilltop acre estate located in historic Williamsburg, Virginia surrounded by century old oak, beech and poplar trees. Gardens, courtyards, fountains and swings will welcome and relax you upon your arrival.

    Liberty Rose has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond award for quality and excellence in lodging and hospitality. 

    Voted the Top Ten Most Romantic Inns, Liberty Rose Inn has become a favorite for honeymoons and anniversaries. Offering exceptional accommodations surrounded with luxury, romance and history, Liberty Rose Bed and Breakfast Inn will make your vacation to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia memorable and delightful.

  • A Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast Inn

    A Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast Inn
    922 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

    (757) 253-0398

    This elegant 18th century plantation-style brick colonial is furnished throughout with antiques and collectables, pewter, and American Samplers. Two room Suites have King beds, double jetted shower, fireplace, wetbar, refrigerator, and "Roof Top Garden"; Chamber rooms have King bed, double jetted shower, TV. Wake up to a Williamsburg Sampler Morning and our famous "Skip Lunch"(R) breakfast. Professiona Gym with Sonia; entertainment center with 60" TV, Billiards, Slot Machine, Dart Board, .ocated within walking distance to the historic area, the Williamgsburg Sampler is an ideal setting for your honeymoon, anniversary celebration or a romantic getaway.
    Wireless service.

Day 3

  • Old Chickahominy House

    Old Chickahominy House
    1211 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

    (757) 229-4689

    Authentic Southern fare is featured at breakfast and lunch. The house specialty in the morning is the plantation breakfast. Real Virginia ham with eggs, biscuits, cured country bacon, sausage, grits and coffee. At lunch, Miss Melinda's special is Brunswick stew, Virginia ham on biscuits, fruit salad, homemade pie, tea or coffee. Open daily. No reservations needed.

    Not only do we serve great southern food, but our 3-story antiques/gift shop has furniture, lamps, pictures, mirrors, unique gift items, and jewelry as well as handbags, jackets, and seasonal merchandise.

  • Williamsburg AleWerks

    Williamsburg AleWerks
    189-B Ewell Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188

    (757) 220-3670

    The tradition of drinking beer here probably began in Jamestown. No Englishman would have dared to sail the seas on a venture to Virginia without beer. In the 1600’s & prior to that, beer was safer to drink than water since it had to be boiled. Research shows in 1610 an advertisement ran for a brewer. Today we continue the traditional of brewing both historical & contemporary ales. We offer a diverse selection of beer including those brewed year round, seasonally, some periodically & others are created when inspiration beckons.

    Tours begin with the history of beer including humorous anecdotes & a lively discussion about beer today. Tour the brewery & learn what makes this brewery unique. At the end of your visit you will enjoy a sampling of different beers which is both educational & tasty.  Williamsburg AleWerks is the only micro-brewery in the Historic Triangle.  In close proximity to Williamsburg Premium Outlets, Great Wolf Lodge and Williamsburg Pottery, it's a fun place to visit for those that enjoy beer and those that are just curious how great beer is made.  Closed on Sunday.  Growlers Welcome.

    Taproom Hours
    Monday-Thursday 12pm-7pm
    Friday & Saturday 12pm-8pm
    Sunday 12pm-5pm  (NO TOURS)

     3:30pm - daily (except Sunday)
    4:30pm - daily (except Sunday)

  • Brass Cannon Brewing

    Brass Cannon Brewing
    8105 Richmond Rd. #105, Toano, VA, 23168

    (757) 566-0001

    Founded by enthusiastic homebrewers, Brass Cannon Brewing is a new brewery dedicated to the production of high quality brews for sale on tap. Our initial offering is an Irish red ale, an English style brown ale and a stout.

  • Saudé Creek Vineyards

    Saudé Creek Vineyards
    16230 Cooks Mill Road, lanexa, VA, 23089

    (804) 966-5896

    Saude' Creek is a privately owned and operated vineyard and winery located on the Pamunkey River in historic New Kent County, Virginia.  The climate and mineral-rich clay soils of the Tidewater area contribute to our complex, food-friendly wines.  Our site once boasted Frank's Tavern, a Colonial inn and public house for wayfareres riding between points north or west and the Colonial Capital of Williamsburg.  George Washington and the French General Rochambeau, among other patriots and notables of the time, reputedly slaked their thirst here. Saude' Creek Vineyards invite you to do the same with our rare and excellent vintages.

  • New Kent Winery

    New Kent Winery
    8400 Old Church Road, New Kent, VA, 23124

    (877) 932-8240

    The New Kent Winery is constructed from reclaimed historic building materials. These materials include century-old heart pine railroad trusses and pre-Civil War bricks. Opened in 2008 after eight years of planning, planting and building, the New Kent Winery is proud to offer an assortment of fine Virginia wine.

    We are open for wine tasting & tours seven days a week, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The $8 tasting & tour fee includes a New Kent Winery etched souvenir glass and entitles you to a tasting of our wines in current production. We also invite you to bring some friends and relax on our beautiful covered porch.

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