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.

Top 10 Coastal Inns

Plan a weekend getaway to one of these coastal inns for inviting accommodations, great food, and plenty to keep you busy. Or, just kick up your feet and relax!

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The Hope and Glory Inn: Irvington, Virginia
Article: Tanner Latham; Photo: Chris M. Rogers

The Hope and Glory Inn

Irvington, Virginia

Located in the former steamboat port of Irvington, The Hope and Glory Inn's accomodations comprise seven rooms in an 1890 schoolhouse, plus 6 cottages. Although it doesn't overlook water, its owners host weekend crab-and-cocktail cruises aboard their 1952 Chesapeak Bay workboat, The Faded Glory; 800/497-8228.

Eat: Stop by The Local for a coffee and breakfast sandwich, or grab a wrap or salad at lunchtime. The  Trick Dog Cafe  is a sophisticated but playful dinner spot where you can expect wine-braised lamb shanks or crab cakes.

Do: Trendy shops abound in Irvington. Stop by The Dandelion for clothing, jewelry, and housewares, or The River Cottage to peruse its hodgepodge of merchandise. Get a glimpse into the vessels that helped shape cities and towns along the Chesapeake at The Steamboat Era Museum.

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