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12 Gorgeous State Parks In Virginia


1. First Landing State Park: Virginia Beach

first landing

2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Since colonists first walked along the shores of First Landing State Park, the sight has grown to become the most popular state park in Virginia! With over 20 miles of trails and 1.5 miles of sandy Chesapeake Bay frontage, First Landing is an oasis within the urban Virginia Beach area. Keep Reading

9 Ways To Spend A Rainy Day In Richmond


Don’t let wild summer storms ruin a day of fun in RVA! Whether you’re stuck in the rain or in a house where the power is out, here are a few ways to beat the weather.

1. Explore The VMFA


200 North Blvd, Richmond, VA 23220
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With roughly four full acres of gallery space – not including the Sculpture Garden – the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a perfect spot to wander around and forget the outside world. The current Kehinde Wiley exhibit featuring around 60 paintings and sculptures looks intriguing. Keep Reading

9 Best Sushi Spots In RVA


1. Akida Japanese Restaurant


3015 606 N Sheppard St, RVA 23221
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This hole in the wall serves up some of the best deals on sushi in Richmond! Akida’s small space can be packed come dinnertime, but the fantastic service and variety of rolls makes the wait worth it. Pro Tip: Snag a seat at the bar, if you can, and watch the creation of your sushi from start to finish. Keep Reading

11 Best Events in RVA This Summer


1. South of the James Market: Every Saturday

Farmers Market

Forest Hill Park
New Kent Avenue & W 42nd St, Richmond, VA 23225
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Being the biggest Farmers Market in Virginia, the SOJ is the perfect way to kick off a Saturday morning with vendors selling anything from fresh peaches to hand-made donuts. Love shopping local but want a closer location? New markets have been popping up all over Richmond! Check them out here. Keep Reading

Two Businesses For Sale In Charlottesville, The Fitzroy Ready To Open


Sitting here, watching the cursor blink, thinking about two quality Charlottesville-based businesses that are currently for sale. One of our Scoutologists told me this morning that Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt on The CVille Downtown Mall is on the market.

While the Downtown location seems to serve heavy traffic, it certainly faces tremendous competition. In a five-block footprint, prospective customers have the following “sweet-based shops” to choose from: Splendora’s Gelato, Chap’s Ice Cream, My Chocolate Shoppe, Wine Loves Chocolate and Kilwin’s, a chocolate, fudge and ice cream shop that opened earlier this year. Keep Reading

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