Last month, I had the opportunity to explore Virginia, a state I wasn’t too familiar with, while on the Virginia Beach Front Family Fun and Food Media Tour. The weather was absolutely perfect, the whole group was so fun, and I learned a ton about Virginia.
We started out at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center – easily the nicest aquarium I’ve been to. While we were only able to see one of the two main buildings, I was very impressed, and wished that my kids were there with me. Next, we headed to the Virginia Beach Farmers Market, a permanent market with a butcher, baker, and candlestick maker! We tasted ice cream, ham sandwiches on sweet potato biscuits (still dreaming of these), and chocolate-dipped strawberries, before heading to our hotel to check in.
The next morning, we spent most of the day at the Eastern Shore of Virginia which is so different from Virginia Beach. Some of the attendees visited a local winery (which I totally would have done if I could drink), while others went to a local state park. Then, we headed back for a relaxing afternoon on the beach, before having dinner.
On Tuesday morning, we checked out of our Virginia Beach hotel and drove to Norfolk, where we learned about the Virginia Arts Festival and visited the Chrysler Museum of Art. Then, we drove to Williamsburg, VA, where we checked into the Great Wolf Lodge. I’d never been to a Great Wolf Lodge, and now I know I’ll have to return with my kids!
On our last day, we took a brief walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg before flying back home. The trip was definitely too short, and I hope to return to Virginia sometime soon with my whole family.
Disclosure: I attended the Virginia Beach Front Family Fun and Food Media Tour, and received complimentary activities, meals, and lodging.