Winter in Hampton Roads. Have crazy temperature changes and too much time indoors worn you down? As realtors, we may love the comforts of home more than most people but sometimes you just need to get out! If you are ready to turn off the fireplace, set down the hot cocoa, and head out for a little adventure, keep reading for a few ways to have fun as we await the arrival of Spring!

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Culture meets fun!

Black History Month at the Mariner’s Museum brings history and fun for the month of February. There are weekly changing events featuring speakers, book readings, crafts, and tons of sites to explore for the whole family. All of these exhibits are happening on Mondays and Saturdays throughout the month. If you’re looking to get out with the family, don’t sleep on this deal because all of these exhibits are currently FREE with the $1 admission ticket!

Black History Month photo collage

 

Get your Sk8 On!

Coming Soon to the South Lynnhaven area of Virginia Beach is what promises to be THE family entertainment venue you’ve been waiting for! Sk8 House, a locals-owned business, is planning to combine a skating rink venue with escape rooms, kids play area, party rooms, sports lounge, food vendors, a taproom and a wine bar! So much fun packed in one venue is likely to provide a whole day of fun for people of all ages. Dust off your old skates and get the family out to burn off some energy when this place opens.

Roller skates

 

Satisfy your sweet tooth!

Duck Donuts is opening its newest location on February 15th at the Hampton Roads Crossing area of Suffolk. If you haven’t tried their donuts, you haven’t lived! This local hot spot boasts flavors like Nutella, maple bacon and s’mores, with the option to pick your own toppings. They even dress these beauties hot and fresh while you wait. Once that sweet donut aroma hits your nose, you won’t be able to say no!

donuts with red, pink, and white sprinkles and frosting

 

Adrenaline rush!

March 15th is opening day for Busch Gardens Williamsburg and it looks to be a memorable season! If you’re an adrenaline junkie, jump in line for Pantheon, the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster, which opens in 2020. For all of the foodies out there, they have food, wine, and beer festivals throughout the season to keep your tastebuds engaged and wanting to come back for more. Each country features unique rides, shows, and plenty of games. What a way to kick off the spring!

Parents and daughter at an amusement park candy shop

 

Got Fish?

We know who is serving up some of the tastiest seafood concoctions in Hampton Roads. Formerly one of the areas’ most popular food trucks, Got Fish now has a permanent home on Towne Center Way in Hampton. Known for their crabby fries, fried fish sandwiches topped with hot sauce, and crabcakes, they have settled down and expanded their menu to feature new tasty dishes. Bring your friends…and your appetite!

Plate of fried fish and waffle fries

 

Music that soothes the soul.

Year-round concerts make The Norva a local favorite for a date night or a fun night out with friends. Good tunes and good times are always to be had at this hot spot. The Upcoming Events such as a fun 80s music night with the Legwarmers or an evening of comedy with Jim Breur look pretty enticing. With plenty of restaurants to dine at ahead of time, make a night of it!

Music fans cheering at a concert

 

Move your body!

Searching for a way to beat the Winter blues and burn some calories while you’re at it? Latitude Climbing seems to be a one stop shop for all levels of fitness. They have climbing walls, yoga classes, HIIT training, as well as other fitness classes and even youth programs. With studios in Norfolk and an upcoming Virginia Beach location, you’ll have multiple local options to get up and get your body moving.

People practicing yoga in an exercise studio