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  • Living Here: Festivals

    Living Here: Festivals
    You want good food and drink, a wide variety of live music, art from local artists, and a primer on how to talk like a pirate? We've got you covered with this list of festivals offered throughout Hampton Roads this year. May SALUTE TO SUMMER When:...
  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Living Here: Nearby attractions
    From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
  • Living Here: Museums and historic sites

    Living Here: Museums and historic sites
    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Living Here: Nature parks

    Living Here: Nature parks
    Charles City County Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area. Bird watching, hunting, fishing, shooting range, public boat access. An access permit is needed for visitors ages 17 and older who do not have a Virginia hunting or fishing license or boating...
  • Living Here: Beaches

    Living Here: Beaches
    Thanks to the ocean, the Chesapeake Bay and multiple rivers, beaches are plentiful in Hampton Roads. So, weather permitting, break out your blanket and sunscreen and head for a beach near you. Gloucester Gloucester Point Beach Park. 1255 Greate Road,...
  • Living Here: Outdoor activities

    Living Here: Outdoor activities
    Cycling The Peninsula offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy group rides, solo jaunts or competitions, Hampton Roads has many opportunities. Courses and trailways in the Tidewater region tend to be flat but are often...
  • Living Here: Fishing

    Living Here: Fishing
    With its many waterways, Hampton Roads is a dream for fishing enthusiasts. Fishing can be done from piers, shorelines and by boat, with plenty of saltwater and freshwater options. It is important to know the licensing rules and fishing regulations...
  • Living Here: Where to dine

    Living Here: Where to dine
    Looking for restaurants in Hampton Roads? The diversity of the region is reflected in its dining choices. Whether you favor sushi, local crabs or crunchy tacos, there's plenty waiting for you. Legend — $$$: most entrees $17 or more; $$: most...
  • Cannon fire thundered down Main Street 150 years ago in the fiery Battle of Smithfield

    Cannon fire thundered down Main Street 150 years ago in the fiery Battle of Smithfield
    Harassing fire was nothing new for the Union gunboats that patroled Hampton Roads during the Civil War. More than one Yankee sailor felt the sting of a rebel rifle fired from the shore, and — despite armor shields that rivaled anything seen on the...
  • Ironclad on a rampage

    Ironclad on a rampage
    No one imagined the destruction about to unfold as the CSS Virginia eased from its berth late on the morning of March 8, 1862, for what was supposed to be its maiden voyage. But even as the sailors at Portsmouth’s Gosport Navy Yard prepared to...
  • War comes to Hampton Roads

    War comes to Hampton Roads
    No one could mistake the intent of the British warships that appeared at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay early on the frosty morning of Feb. 4, 1813. Just one of the immense 74-gun ships in this advance squadron boasted more firepower than all the...