99 Days of Summer Fun!
FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY FILL YOUR CALENDAR WITH CELEBRATIONS OF THE SEASON
Let’s face it. Summers tend to fly by quicker than a fiddler crab dancing across the sand. Oftentimes, we’ll get to the end of the season and realize we hadn’t accomplished all the exciting activities we’d set out to do. Make this the summer of soaking it all in by creating a specific list of all the fun adventures you want to experience with your family. Below are some ideas to get you started. From cruising on the water in a batteau boat to being immersed in art, maritime culture or equestrian life, there’s no greater time to get set for summer fun.
The Artists Gallery is often described as an intimate, friendly place, where you are welcomed by the artists. Watch an artist create a beautiful painting or add the final touches to pottery, jewelry or hand-painted silk scarves. Buy an original art work directly from the artist who created it. If you don’t see what you want, you can commission an artist to create a piece just for you.
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Busch Gardens® Williamsburg
Whether you’re a kid, teen or adult, fun is always in season. With thrilling coasters, family-friendly shows, world-class dining and unique seasonal offerings, there’s something to do all year long. We are nestled near the banks of the James River in Williamsburg, Virginia, which is the perfect place for a family vacation. Surrounded by the Historic Triangle of Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown, we’re only an hour away from Virginia Beach and Richmond. From farm-to-table dining to activities by the water, this destination has something for everyone.
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E&J Gallo Winery
Just in time for summer, E. & J. Gallo Winery is proud to announce the launch of its new brand of hard seltzer – High Noon. With 100 calories per 12oz can, High Noon delivers on those low-calorie claims but says low calorie doesn’t have to mean artificial flavor. High Noon’s four delicious flavors – black cherry, grapefruit, pineapple and watermelon – are perfect for the beach, pool, tailgates, on the porch, at a picnic, or anywhere consumers are enjoying fun in the sun.
To find out more and where to purchase, click here E&J Gallo Winery
Gypsy Soul Boutique
Gypsy Soul Boutique offers unique and eclectic fashionable jewelry, clothing and home decor for all ages ….. don’t settle for ordinary!
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Whatever the season, whatever the reason, visit the place where memories are made everyday — Hampton, Virginia. Watch the sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay from the world’s greatest natural harbor. Take a sunset stroll and watch the wind-swept waves beside the beautiful Buckroe Beach. Experience history, art and culture everywhere you look. Take a walking tour through 400 years of history at Fort Monroe. Gaze up into the stars for a fun-filled family adventure at the Virginia Air and Space Science Center. Enjoy a day of discovery at Hampton History Museum and Hampton University Museum,. And More! Discover something fun for everyone, anytime of the year.
Click here VisitHampton.com
Hunt Club Farm
Hunt Club Farm offers something for everyone, from young to old and in between. On the farm, we raise chickens, goats, and other livestock. We also provide educational field trips and feature nature and agricultural-based entertainment through our Petting farm, BirdWalk Aviary, TreeWalk Adventure, pony rides, and seasonal farm festivals. We’d love for you to join us for our popular Harvest Fair, Haunted Hunt Club Farm, and Easter Egg Hunt. Our special events throughout the year mean there’s always something fun going on at the farm.
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Join the Alliance and step back into history aboard this 105 foot gaff-rigged schooner. The Alliance offers sailing charters from Yorktown Virginia in the summer months and Caribbean Islands in the winter months. This is your opportunity to explore the Chesapeake Bay tidewaters for a sightseeing cruise, or for the more adventurous soul, explore the emerald waters of the Caribbean on a 7 day cruise. Alliance sails 3 times daily from Riverwalk Landing Pier in historic Yorktown from April to November. For those who love history, yearn for romance, or have dreamed of experiencing a true sailing adventure, your ship has just come in!
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Combine your love of history and outdoor adventure in Surry County, Virginia! Surry County is one of the oldest regions settled by Europeans in the New World. Much of our early heritage has been preserved. Historic buildings abound, and our original county records have survived since 1652. Old railroad beds beckon to their heyday before and after the Civil War. Since 1925, modern motor ferries have provided transportation across the James River. Surry County is proud of its intrinsic heritage and values, as well as its natural scenic beauty. Historic attractions span over 3 centuries and include Bacon’s Castle, Smith’s Fort Plantation, and Chippokes Plantation State Park. Surry’s natural beauty is celebrated in its abundance of rolling farmlands, woodlands, wetlands, and waterfront panoramas that reflect the county’s rich history and agricultural heritage. A wealth of stately old homes and plantations are testimony to the county’s 360-year history and the early beginnings of our nation.
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Triple-R Ranch Summer Camp
Triple R Ranch is Southern Virginia’s premier residential summer camp and retreat facility offering horsemanship, archery, climbing walls, a water slide, laser tag, escape room and much more! In the summer, they offer week-long overnight and day camps for ages 7–14. In the fall, winter and spring they welcome a variety of different guest groups. They also offer guided trail rides and horseback riding lessons all year round!
Click here TripleRRanch.org
Photo by Samson Xayasinel Photography
ViBe District of Virginia Beach
A hub for artists and spirits, roasters and restaurants, workouts and wares, museums and more, the ViBe is where our creative businesses have set up shop to share their passion and inspire a sense of discovery in locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re here for a few days or here for good, there’s always something special going on. Weekly and monthly events like the Old Beach Farmer’s Market and Second Saturdays give a taste of the town and bring entertainment and community art projects you can be a part of.
Click here vibecreativedistrict.org
Vibrant Shore Brewing Company
Vibrant Shore Brewing Company sprung to life to create a space where artists and people from all walks of life can gather around great craft beer in Virginia Beach’s ViBe Creative District. VSBC features a consistently rotating lineup of premium, unique microbrews for the discerning beer connoisseur, seasonally appropriate specialty beers as well as several crisp flagship beers tailored for the active lifestyle of the area.
VSBC’s upbeat arts-influenced taproom will feature a combination of packaged beer friendly fare and freshly prepared food via a rotating array of quality food trucks. The taproom provides a venue for art events and exhibitions, including local acoustic musicians. Taproom design elements hark back to Breton stripe as a nod to artists and all things nautical. We encourage all patrons to show their own stripes and relax among the varied nooks and gathering places within the tasting room, its open second floor mezzanine, as well as its outdoor patio and hidden rooftop beer garden.
Click here vibrantshorebrewingcompany.com
Virginia MOCA presents ever-changing exhibitions where neighbors, strangers, students, families, communities, and cultures are invited to explore our shared humanity, through locally relevant and nationally resonant, contemporary art that’s exceptional—in all of its timeliness, restlessness, and beauty.
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