While many of us have long since packed up our warm weather dreams and are getting ready for winter, Virginia Beach is prepping Oyster Month celebrations — yes, it’s November and no, that’s not an issue for the fresh seafood scene of Virginia Beach.
Bring the kids and feast on Lynnhaven oysters, fried fish and fresh East Coast seafood like a local at these dock-and-dine eateries:
Chick’s Oyster Bar
Sitting on Lynnhaven Inlet’s dock for more than 20 years, this casual stop’s menu is filled with fresh seafood sourced directly from the water surrounding it.
One of the most homegrown experiences in a multistory, cottage-style eatery, Rockafeller’s is beloved for its local charm, service and locally sourced ingredients. Dine on fresh seafood and oysters at this Virginia Beach mainstay.
Perfectly situated on the dock with a view, Rudee’s has been slinging fresh seafood and nautical vibes for 40 years.
Enjoy any meal of the day at Big Sam’s with coastal tiki vibes, thanks to the founder’s previous life as a surfer.
Speaking of surfers, Surf Rider’s seasonal fare, open-air ambiance and comfortable vibe will be closing up shop for winter, so now is the perfect time to try fried seafood and oysters.
The Porch On Long Creek
With views for days and the soothingly calm waters of Long Creek offering a lulling soundtrack you didn’t know you needed for dinner, this new kid on the Virginia Beach block offers classic coastal American fare and innovative cocktails.
Bubba’s Crabhouse and Seafood Restaurant
Once a bait and tackle shop some 30 years ago, Bubba’s Crab House and Seafood Restaurant is beloved for its she-crab soup. Warm up with a sea-to-table serving and enjoy the surrounding Lynnhaven River views.
Established in 1939, this local favorite (also known as Stein’s) is one of the oldest continually operated restaurants in the state. Dine like a local and try the famous fried shrimp.
As ecotourism and responsible travel become more popular, destinations look for ways to promote their rural and natural areas and preserve local ways of life. Agritourism — staying in farms or rural houses — is perfect for family travel, offering a chance for children to meet and interact with local people. It is not only a highly sustainable form of tourism, but also a more relaxing vacation compared to trips trudging through cities with children in tow.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
Australian adventure travel company Aurora Expeditions announced its partnership with Australian-based education platform UpSchool on an Arctic education program, perfect for family travelers. The 10-week course explores the importance of the Arctic region. The program encourages children to create a plan for how their community can contribute to positive environmental change.
For many, a Hawai’ian vacation is the family trip of a lifetime, one that will make memories the entire family will cherish. If the island of Oahu is on your itinerary, be sure to check out these top three activities the family is sure to love.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
Some of the top hotels and resorts from across the country invite family travelers to take advantage of exclusive booking offers this summer. The offers allow families to maximize vacation days and skip all of the stresses that typically come with travel. Here are just some of the hotels with exciting and exclusive summer offers.