You may have taken summer vacation to Williamsburg and been forced to appreciate colonial history, but the area has a ton to offer in the way of romance and activity for a honeymoon close to home. Here are my personal suggestions if you’re headed to the area for your honeymoon (or anniversary trip, or even babymoon trip?).
Where to stay:
Stay downtown and enjoy the water views! Hop on the water taxi to explore downtown Portsmouth, or hop on the highway to enjoy any of the 7 cities in the area. We stayed there on our wedding night and received excellent service.
Sheraton Ocean Front at Virginia Beach
Stay at the Virginia Beach ocean front and enjoy waking up to the sound waves and ’gulls. The boardwalk is just steps away, and plenty of restaurants are within walking distance.
The Founders Inn & Spa is lovely and very hospitable. The surrounding campus of Regent University is also beautiful and stately. When we ate at the Founders Inn after my graduation, the food was delicious. Sunday brunches are the talk of the town. Head to the spa for a little extra luxury.
What to do:
Interesting bits of military history.
Well curated museum and interesting collection.
Musicals, speakers, the symphony, comedians, and military tattoos.
Animals and an IMAX theater – satisfies your inner kid!
Great views of the beach and surrounding area.
Extensive trails, camping, etc.
Great old theater, reasonably priced concessions, interesting films.
If you’re a coaster lover, like me, this is a must!
You just may appreciate it more this go around!
Where to Eat:
Hang out on the deck, pick shrimp, enjoy life.
No picture, just trust Lamby. Order the spatzle.
Start with the she crab soup, you won’t be sorry.
Eat at the tavern and enjoy some Virginia ham with a lovely table red.
Have you been to Hampton Roads? Would you consider a local honeymoon?
*All photographs sourced from the accompanying links to each location.
See all the posts in the Honeymoon in my Hometown Series here!