Virginia Beach celebrates the gifts of land and sea with foodie adventures that get to the heart of the “eat local” movement.
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Cuisine and culture come together in this multi-day, all-inclusive Coastal Harvest Feast celebrating the fields, nets, vines, markets and tables behind Coastal Virginia’s culinary traditions. Tour Virginia Beach and the surrounding area and meet those who grow, catch, and cure the region’s finest fare. Get a diverse sampling of the many culinary adventures that call our shores home on one unforgettable journey through Coastal Virginia’s delicious destinations.
Coastal Virginia Food Tours • 202-683-8847 • CoastalFoodTours.com • Call for pricing • Tour Length: multi-day • Participants: minimum 35, Please call for maximum • Availability: year-round
Get back to your roots with a trip to the Farmers Market. Taste of the Market introduces you to locally grown goods in this down-to-earth tour, along with the people who make it all happen. The butcher, the baker, the candy shop lady – even the seafood man is a classic. It’s a chance to sample the goodness and make some choice picks firsthand. Finish it off with a mini-course in Organics 101, and you’ll learn the benefits of keeping it natural.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market 3640 Dam Neck Rd. • 757-385-4395 • vbgov.com/farmersmarket • Tour cost: $15 per person • Tour Length: 2.5 hours • Participants: minimum 10, maximum 50 • Availability: April - November, Monday - Friday
Enjoy the flavors of fresh organic foods prepared with your health in mind and hear the stories of our local farmers and their methods for growing. Organics 101 gives you a taste of healthy new products and teaches practical, easy ways to use them. This inspiring adventure will leave you wanting to eat better, live better – and lead a sustainable life.
Virginia Garden Organic Grocery 3640 Dam Neck Rd. • 757-428-6712 • www.vagarden.com • Tour cost: $10 per person • Participants: minimum 5, maximum 15 • Availability: April - December
Even before Captain John Smith and the Jamestown settlers landed here at Cape Henry in 1607, Native Americans farmed this area. Our agricultural heritage began with corn, squash, potatoes and other vegetables, and lives on through the working farms of virginia beach. Farm To Table takes you on a guided tour of area farms and into the fields to pick your own produce. Savor tastes such as the sweet, juicy Pungo strawberry and hear the stories of living life on the land by the sea. Options for this tour include lunch or dinner, or a stop at our very own Moon Rise Bay Vineyards for a taste-testing good time.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market 3640 dam Neck Rd. • 757-385-4395 • vbgov.com/farmersmarket • Tour cost: $15 per person • wine tasting addl. $5 per person, meal prices vary • tour Length: 2-6 hours Participants: minimum 20, maximum 50 • Availability: April - November, Monday - Friday
Following an exciting tour of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Taste Of The Bay lets you savor our fresh coastal cuisine. As a chef prepares your meal right in front of your eyes, you’ll enjoy fresh local favorites while learning about Sustainable Seafood. Through a partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and an advisory panel of regional seafood experts, this program provides you with a handy pocket reference guide that evaluates the most popular seafood. To make this one-of-a-kind experience even better, add Virginia wines to complement your meal.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 717 General booth blvd. • 757-385-0300 VirginiaAquarium.com • Tour cost: $49 per person for 2 courses • $69 per person for 2 courses with wine • Tour Length: 2 hours • Participants: minimum 35, maximum 104 • Availability: year round
One of the greatest things about being in Virginia Beach is just that; simply being at the beach. Taking in the ocean's daily show, enjoying a little fun in the sun, settling into the relaxed pace of life here. Beach Life Adventures make the most of your time here with action-packed itineraries. Bike the boardwalk, hike through First Landing State Park, climb the Cape Henry lighthouses — it's all part of the Virginia Beach Life.
Here in Virginia Beach, every day holds the promise of discovery. From the tiniest shell found on the shore to the most amazing aircraft, this is where your sense of wonder will be awakened. Even those moments spent soaking up the sun are a delight to the senses, proving that you hardly have to do a thing to live the life in Virginia Beach.
Much more than a tour, this is an invitation to experience what makes life here so irresistible. The carefree, independent spirit that fuels life in Virginia Beach awaits discovery in every Live the Life Adventure.
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