Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

Explore Virginia's Eastern Shore

Discover a coast where you can watch wild ponies run, eat world-class BBQ, and dig your own clams.

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Cape Charles: Local Essentials
Photographer: Chris M. Rogers

Cape Charles: Local Essentials

Next door, designer and builder Patrick Hand has transformed an old five-and-dime into Blue (757/377-4222), a six-suite, loft-style boutique inn with minimalist decor and 110-year-old pine floors. A few blocks away you'll find artist Meredith Restein's gorgeous necklaces made from real orchids at Breezes Day Spa (757/331-3108). Watson's Hardware (757/331-4444) has been selling beach essentials amid the usual hardware staples since 1910, and hosts an unofficial happy hour for regulars each afternoon.

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