Cape Charles is a beautiful historic town on the Chesapeake Bay that thrives as both a local residential community and a destination for vacationers. The historic downtown boasts several wonderful dining options and great shopping, and there is a public beach within walking distance. Nearby attractions include Kiptopeke State Park and the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge, which offer excellent opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, bird watching and more! For wine enthusiasts, a visit to local award-winning vineyards will create a perfect afternoon. Cape Charles has two beautiful golf courses at the Bay Creek Golf and Residential community designed by golf legends and the downtown Historic Palace Theatre offers life performances, art showings and special movie screenings.
Virginia Beach, a coastal resort city in southeastern Virginia, is situated at the meeting point of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. A 3-mile boardwalk stretches along the picturesque beach, and there are several local state parks that cover over 4,000 acres. The city is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world. The city also boasts the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and the Virginia Beach Amphitheater that features a wide variety of popular shows and concerts. Try a new water sport such as fishing, kayaking, dolphin and whale watching, flyboarding and wakeboarding that will feed your adrenaline! For the land lovers, there’s shopping, museums, go karts, amusement parks, festivals and live music! In addition, there are eleven golf courses open to the public in the city, as well as four country club courses.
Virginia Oyster Trail
The noted “Oyster Capital of the East Coast,” Virginia boasts eight regions that each produce oysters with distinct flavors based on the water in which they’re raised. The Virginia Oyster Trail, a self-guided program, invites visitors to experience each of those regions at their own pace. A regional map details the Chesapeake Bay’s many attractions that pay homage to the Virginia Oyster — from the “agri-artisan” businesses such as wineries, breweries and distilleries that offer local oyster pairings, and locally-owned restaurants that creatively infuse oysters into their menu offerings; to historic sites, museums, festivals and other events that celebrate the area’s history and provide educational materials; to craft and fine art studios whose artisans create collectibles unique to the Eastern Shore.