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Cape Henry Lighthouse

February 22, 2017

Lighthouses must be one of the most beloved sights in all the world. The very thought of one conjures up a feeling of security, as you picture beams of light cast upon the water, guiding sailors to a safe harbor.

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Surely, over the course of decades and centuries, they must have saved many lives.

The original Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792, and a second one was built in 1881. Visitors can tour the older building, and those who are in good physical condition can climb the steps to the top to feast their eyes on an amazing view. The attraction has many signs posted that provide historical information.

It is located on an active military base, so IDs are required and vehicles are inspected. The address is on Atlantic Avenue in Fort Story, Virginia. Open hours are from sunrise to sunset.

Momix: Open Cactus

On March 8, you can watch Momix: Open Cactus, which is a fascinating show about the American Southwest. Admission ranges from $37 to $67. The venue is the Town Center Pembroke Mall located at 201 Market Street. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled park are ideal for a restful getaway. Make plans today to stay at Virginia Beach KOA, where you’ll find renewal in the great outdoors. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Paint at the Mermaid Factory

February 15, 2017

Need something to do on a chilly winter day? Visit the Mermaid Factory and paint a plaster of a dolphin or mermaid.

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A fee of $25 will provide you with a 12” figurine, as well as studio time and access to painting supplies. A glass of complimentary wine is included. After you are finished, the enterprise will put your masterpiece in a travel-safe box to take home. This creative endeavor will make a treasured souvenir of Virginia Beach to keep for yourself or give to a loved one.

Most people like to make something pretty with their hands, so you’re sure to enjoy the experience whether you are a child or senior adult. Walk-ins are welcome, but to be sure you get a spot, reservations are encouraged. Don’t worry if you’ve never painted ceramics because the staff will be happy to help. The address is 510 Laskin Road, which is on the corner of 31st and Holly.

Rooster’s Café and Grill

When you’re in the mood for Greek food, we recommend Rooster’s, an unassuming family-owned eatery on the oceanfront. The servings are generous, the prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly. Best of all, you’ll love the food. The address is 5785 Northampton Boulevard.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled park are ideal for a restful getaway. Make plans today to stay at Virginia Beach KOA, where you’ll find renewal in the great outdoors. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Hello Dolly!

February 8, 2017

Those of us who are above a certain age think that nothing can compare to the musicals of the ‘60s.

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The lovely songs woven into the fabric of a lighthearted story provide the most wonderful entertainment. Many of us have watched the same shows over and over down through the years, yet we never seem tire of them. Such is the case with Hello Dolly!, a play that will be presented at the Sandler Center on February 24 to 26.

The charming plot is set in turn-of-the century New York City. When the lead character Dolly Levi, a kindly but meddling widow, decides to seek someone with whom to share her life, she finds true love. The memorable songs include “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes” and the title number, “Hello, Dolly!”

Admission ranges from $20 to $62. The address is 201 Market Street. Click here to book online.

Pop’s Diner

When an eatery has a name like Pop’s Diner, you just know it has to offer good home cooking – and it does. The restaurant has been voted to be the best place for breakfast in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake for several years. While the breakfasts are amazing, lunches are delicious as well. How does a chicken potpie over biscuits sound? The address is 2808 Sabre Street.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled park are ideal for a restful getaway. Make plans today to stay at Virginia Beach KOA, where you’ll find renewal in the great outdoors. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Decades Rewind

February 1, 2017

The 60s, 70s and 80s are considered 30 of the best years of the modern era of American music.

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You can enjoy hit songs from this time at Decades Rewind on February 24. An eight-piece band and six vocalists will take you on a musical journey that is enhanced with videography and costumes of the culture. After attending, you’ll be humming the tunes of the extravaganza for days to come.

Tickets range from $34 to $48, and hours of the show are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The location is the Harrison Opera House at 160 E Virginia Beach Boulevard in nearby Norfolk.

The Big Splurge

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and many couples like to splurge on a special meal out on this occasion. Virginia Beach has many fine eateries, but an exceptional one is Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks Restaurant. The food is amazing, the service is impeccable and the experience is unforgettable. We suggest you reserve a table on the veranda, but the setting throughout the establishment is quite and romantic. The address is 3001 Atlantic Avenue.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled park are ideal for a restful getaway. Make plans today to stay at Virginia Beach KOA, where you’ll find renewal in the great outdoors. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

1940s Valentine’s Hangar Dance

January 25, 2017

Have you ever watched people jitterbug on TV to the great swing tunes of the 40s and thought it looked like marvelous fun?

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This pleasure can be yours on the enchanted evening of February 11 at the Valentine’s Hangar Dance. Picture yourself and your sweetheart dressed in vintage 40s attire and cutting a rug to music from Terry Chesson Jump ‘n Jive Orchestra. Plenty of tasty eats will be available as well.

If you don’t know how to do the dances of the 40s, don’t let that keep you away. Swing Virginia members will be on hand to teach the jitterbug, East Coast swing and the lindy hop.

Most people aren’t familiar with hangar dances. These events were held in airplane hangars during WWII to raise funds for the war effort.

The dance will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Military Aviation Museum at 1341 Princess Anne Road. Tickets may be purchased now for $50. Truly, you don’t want to miss this very special night that will be a step back in time.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? The rustic, cozy cabins in our tree-filled park are ideal for a restful getaway. Make plans today to stay at Virginia Beach KOA, where you’ll find renewal in the great outdoors. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Polar Plunge Festival

January 18, 2017

During winter, hearty souls in various parts of the world take a brief but cold dip in a body of water – an activity referred to as a polar plunge. You can be either a participant or spectator at such an event in Virginia Beach on February 3 and 4.

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Even if you don’t feel up to such a chilly endeavor, the festivities will be fun to watch. The location is the beach between 30th to 40th Streets. Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Baja Cantina

A restaurant that offers a mix of Mexican cuisine and seafood, Baja Cantina is a place where you can enjoy one of the local dishes – fish tacos. You can choose from fried or blackened fish, as well as from flavorful sauces that range from mild to hot. They are served in a huge flour tortilla with all the accompaniments

The breakfasts are also quite tasty. Try dishes such as a fried corn tortilla filled with cheese and scrambled eggs. The huevos rancheros are delicious as well. The address is 206 23rd Street.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? Come stay at Virginia Beach KOA in one of our cozy cabins, where you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable visit. Our getaway in the great outdoors provides a quiet place for rest and renewal. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Sandler Center Performances

January 10, 2017

The Sandler Center is a local treasure, as it offers a variety of performances throughout the year.

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Attending one of the entertainments is a nice way to liven up a wintry day or evening. Here is what the this month’s agenda holds.

January 13 is the date of the Bobby Bones Funny & Alone Comedy Tour. The comedian will regale the audience with stories about growing up in rural Arkansas. Showtime is at 8 p.m., and tickets are $30.50 at the door.

The Symphonicity: Lollipop Concert will be held on January 14. An afternoon of fun for children and their families, it will include face painting and other activities in addition to the concert. The show starts at 3 p.m., but guests are encouraged to come at 2 p.m., when children can learn about and touch musical instruments. Tickets are $8 on the day of the event.

Other upcoming events include a cello concert on January 16 and a folk dance performance on January 18. Jackie Robinson, a professional baseball player, will tell his heartwarming story on January 23. The center has something for everyone.

Stay With Us

Winter camping can be quite fun. We invite you to stay at Virginia Beach KOA in one of our cozy cabins, where you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable visit. Our getaway in the great outdoors provides a quiet place for rest and renewal. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.