Coastal Virginia has an array of fun and intellectually stimulating activities ranging from surfing, sea kayaking and biking on the boardwalk to world-class art museums, national history museums and Colonial Williamsburg.

Art

Chrysler Museum of Art

1 Memorial Place
Norfolk, VA

757-664-6200

www.chrysler.org

World-class art museum featuring an array of ancient antiquities, masterworks, contemporary pop artists and glass.

Hermitage Museum & Gardens

7637 North Shore Road
Norfolk, VA

757-423-2052

www.thehermitagemuseum.org

An early 20th century arts & crafts estate located on the Lafayette River featuring a nationally recognized art collection, contemporary exhibition galleries, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds.

Virginia MOCA

2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA

757-425-0000

www.virginiamoca.org

Contemporary art museum near the oceanfront.

Linda Matney Gallery

5435 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA

757-675-6627

www.lindamatneygallery.com

Excellent contemporary art gallery near Alewerks. Note: Gallery is located behind a pancake house.

Work | Release

759 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA

757-962-2992

www.workreleasenorfolk.com

Located in downtown Norfolk’s Arts district – also referred to as the NEON District – this venues features a monthly rotating art exhibit, bar with craft beer and music. Hipster-approved.

HISTORY

Colonial Williamsburg

www.colonialwilliamsburg.com

Walk the streets of the Colonial Capitol as if little has changed since 1776. Period buildings, storytellers and costumed characters bring history to life.

MacArthur Memorial

198 Bank street
Norfolk, VA

757-441-2965

www.macarthurmemorial.org

Exhibits, learning center & theater honoring Douglas MacArthur & vets of WWI, WWII & the Korean War.

Old Coast Guard Station Museum

2401 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA

www.oldcoastguardstation.com

The Old Coast Guard Station Museum honors and preserves the history of Virginia’s maritime heritage, coastal communities, the United States Lifesaving Service, and the United States Coast Guard along the Atlantic coast.

Virginia Art & Space Center

600 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA

757-727-0900

www.vasc.org

The Virginia Air and Space Center is a museum and educational facility in Hampton, Virginia that also serves as the visitor’s center for NASA’s Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base.

Music

The NorVa

317 Monticello Ave.Norfolk, VA

www.thenorva.com

Considered one of the best concert venues in America. Located in downtown Norfolk. Walking distance to hotels, restaurants and bars.

Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

3550 Cellar Door Way
Virginia Beach, VA

www.livenation.com

Major touring acts perform at this 20,000-seat venue.

Belmont House of Smoke

2117 Colonial Avenue
Norfolk, VA

757-623-4477

Saturday night features prime local bands.

OUTDOORS

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

www.visitvirginiabeach.com

Fun in the sun: Bike the boardwalk or walk the beach.

First Landing State Park

2500 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA

www.first-landing-state-park.org

Enjoy miles of hiking through scenic wooded area with Spanish moss covered trees.

Rudee Tours & Fishing Trips

200 Winston Salem Avenue
Virginia Beach

757-425-3400

www.rudeetours.com

Head out into the Atlantic for a deep sea fishing adventure.

Virginia Capital Trail

415 Church Street

757-357-7700

www.virginiacapitaltrail.com

The Virginia Capital Trail is a dedicated, paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that connects the Commonwealth’s past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along the Scenic Route 5 corridor. The Trail traverses approximately 52 miles, four jurisdictions, and more than 400 years of history along one of the first inland routes in North America.

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