We are fortunate to be an easy drive to so much. Both Norfolk and Virginia Beach offer an incredible variety of exciting cultural events, major shopping brands, and delicious dining options all within a 90-minute drive. Below are some of our favorite things to do in these vibrant coastal cities.

Plan a day of shopping with friends at the 1-million square foot MacArthur Center, several eclectic boutiques and the Selden Market, featuring inspired shops from Norfolk’s emerging small businesses.

Maybe you want to enjoy the arts? Explore Norfolk’s NEON Arts District, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, or the Harrison Opera House.

Both Norfolk and Virginia Beach offer world-class cuisine. You’ll enjoy a multitude of options from casual to five-star cuisine, great seafood to chef-inspired creations, all within a very walkable “Downtown” district. Here’s a list of dining highlights in Norfolk, from brunch to iconic dinner spots. We can’t get enough of Saltine.

Be sure to visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and spend a day on the water at Rudee Inlet, where you can enjoy fishing charters, jet skiing, parasailing and delicioius waterside dining. Check out Big Sam’s Raw Bar, Rockafeller’s, or Rudee’s on the Inlet. You’ll be sure to enjoy a great view along with some quality local cuisine.

From world-class entertainment, five-star cuisine, to epic shopping, this metro area just up the road, delivers something for everyone in the family. Click here to view current listings in Albemarle Plantation, where you can enjoy distinct coastal living, award-winning golf, resort amenities, elegant homes, and a private marina. Be sure to click to view special pricing and book your visit today! Guests enjoy a 3-day/2-night stay with access to the one-of-a-kind amenities offered at Albemarle Plantation. Kayak on the stunning Albemarle Sound, bike through the community and get to know the residents as you dine at the clubhouse. Take this opportunity to explore the area!