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 THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA 

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA


Last year while driving home from a Virginia food and wine themed excursion, we chose to make a somewhat late diversion to Chatham Vineyards, Virginia's just Eastern Shore grape plantation prior to heading home. We additionally concluded that we'd do a little investigating coming. Whenever we saw a sign we wanted to follow, we did. Did it take significantly longer to return home? Indeed. Did we find some beautiful cool spots off in an unexpected direction that we likely could never have thought about something else? Totally. That is the means by which we tracked down a little secret diamond called Cape Charles. 


Situated on the southern finish of Virginia's Eastern Shore on the Chesapeake Bay side of the landmass, Cape Charles is one of America's coziest little sea shore towns. There are no baffling wild horses here like in Chincoteague or any of the ostentatious or touristy promenades you may discover in Virginia Beach. However, what you will discover here is an enchanting and notable laid back unassuming community vibe with sweet little shops, incredible food, kind individuals and a wonderful (and calm) public Chesapeake Bay Beach with free stopping and quiet, clear waters that you can swim out many yards from shore and still be midsection profound. Nearby the sea shore is a fishing wharf ideal for getting some new catch or taking in of Cape Charles' marvelous Chesapeake Bay nightfalls. Also, you most certainly can't leave Cape Charles without snapping a couple of pics or selfies before their notorious "LOVE" sign sitting at the passageway of the dock, one of 180 public "LOVE" works of art across Virginia. 

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA


Also, the word is by all accounts spreading about this sweet little shoreline retreat. As of late casted a ballot one of "America's Happiest Seaside Towns," by Coastal Living in 2018, Cape Charles is additionally special for having perhaps the biggest centralization of late-Victorian and turn-of-the-century structures on the East Coast. It has so many that the town has procured status as a Historic District on the Virginia Landmarks Register just as on the National Register of Historic Places. Nature sweethearts will cherish the close by Kiptopeke State Park and the Eastern Shore Wildlife Refuge which are ideal for climbing and birding, while golf players have their decision to jump start at either a neighborhood Jack Niclaus or Arnold Palmer 18 opening fairways which are the main two next to each other courses planned by these golf symbols on a similar property in the country. While golf isn't really my thing, driving a golf truck around the roads here is lawful and energized, and that I can get behind. 


Our first visit to Cape Charles was a short stop at the sea shore and dock and a stroll down the little midtown central avenue with plans to return this year and we got it going even with the chance of a typhoon storm flood coming. Fortunately all the town experienced was some early morning wind and downpour. 

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA


This is what where we ate, where we remained and what we did on our short two-roadtrip back to Cape Charles.

Where To Stay in Cape Charles, VA 

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA


Lodging Cape Charles 

235 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310 

hotelcapecharles.com 

(757) 695-3854 

There are bunches of flawless B&Bs and excursion rentals in Cape Charles. Be that as it may, for the ideal spot in the focal point of downtown, yet strolling distance to the sea shore, we remained at the Hotel Cape Charles. One of just two lodgings around, this 101-year-old shop inn with an unsurpassable area flawlessly mixes into the woven artwork of Cape Charles' business region and the texture of this very town. So flawlessly indeed that we drove past it twice. In the event that you like noteworthy structures however you likewise like the experience of an advanced inn, Hotel Cape Charles follows through on both.

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA

As of late remodeled, with no two rooms being by and large similar, the energy here is serene, light, spotless, current and alright with vintage emphasizes, uncovered block facades and saved unique engineering subtleties that gesture to the structure's rich history. The restrooms are beautiful as well! In the event that you truly like roomy facilities settle on one of their "lofts" with open floor plans, uncovered block, full kitchen, feasting regions that in a real sense characterize the word open. 


While there are Keurig espresso producers in the rooms, we anticipated going to the hall every morning for some heavenly newly prepared privately broiled espresso in their Hotel Cafe and Wine Bar. They additionally offer visitors a light free breakfast, including natural, natively constructed granola and some light passage and prepared merchandise for procurement. 

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA


Around evening time we suggest loosening up on the third-floor veranda with ravishing perspectives on the town with a glass or jug of wine from the inn's own rundown. In case you're visiting the area and need to take a dip when the climate is warm, visitors might buy a day pass for the Bay Creek Beach Club just 2 miles from the Hotel which has two open air pools and a huge wellness community. On a day you simply need to investigate Cape Charles, a couple of steps toward any path from the inn passageway and there are extraordinary spots to eat, shop and displays to peruse. 


A 5-minute walk will land you at Cape Charles' fundamental fascination – the sea shore and fishing dock. For the people who love a bicycle ride, the lodging has six cruisers accessible for visitors on a the early bird gets the worm premise. However, for something some extra, the inn will likewise get you a golf truck to get in and out of town. Do you truly have to in the event that you have a vehicle? Most likely not. In any case, it's THE best approach to get around Cape Charles. Furthermore, is it an impact? Completely. While around I end up seeing my cousin and her better half driving by on one returning from the sea shore as I was getting together the vehicle to leave. It turned out they were likewise remaining at the Hotel Cape Charles, two entryways down from us and we both had no clue. That is the sort of otherworldly little minutes that occur at the Hotel Cape Charles.


THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA

CAPE CHARLES CANDY COMPANY 

300 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310 

capecharlescandy.com 

(757) 655-1338 

At the point when you're in Cape Charles and your sweet tooth strikes, walk around to the Cape Charles Candy Company situated in one of Cape Charles' new gathering of shops on Mason Ave. They have an eye-snatching assortment of exemplary and present day candy that will kindly any sugar fiend. You'll scoop your approach to sugar paradise with their determination of chewy candies, jawbreakers, and saltwater taffy. 

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA


Try not to miss their newly created fudge (tests energized!) made with genuine cream and spread that arrives in an overpowering choice of flavors like peanut butter chocolate, birthday cake, treats, whiskey chocolate, maple pecan, rough street and treats, and cream. For some neighborhood flavor imbuement, their dim chocolate caramel ocean salt and salted caramel fudge are made utilizing ocean salt reaped from Virginia's Eastern Shore from the Barrier Island's Salt Company.

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA

CAPE CHARLES DISTILLERY 

222 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310 

capecharlesdistillery.com 

(757) 695-3737 

With rich cowhides, dull woods and irritable tones, Cape Charles Distillery is only the sort of spot you'd need to comfortable up inside while tasting craftsman make spirits. Cape Charles' own special speakeasy with gifted mixologists won't just pour and instruct you regarding what you're going to taste yet in addition prepare their own particular mixed drinks made with novel fixings, new spices and now and again a little fire. Besides, they're found right opposite the road from Hotel Cape Charles.


THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA

Cape Charles Distillery creates their own whiskey, bourbons, home brew, and vodka with privately developed corn and grains with perfect Virginia mountain spring water. On the off chance that you attempt any of their spirits and become hopelessly enamored, make certain to get back a container or two… or three. 

Where to Eat in Cape Charles, VA 

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA


AMBROGIA CAFFÉ and ENOTECA 

321 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310 

ambrogiacc.com 

(757) 695-3049 


You likely wouldn't anticipate observing to be really true, hand-made, homestead to table style Northern Italian in a little sea shore town on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Be that as it may, in Cape Charles, you can. At Ambrogia Caffe everything here that can be produced using scratch is, and an affection and enthusiasm for incredible food is obvious in each nibble. Another ladies possessed expansion to Cape Charles, colleagues Cristina Carollo, an Italian conceived oceanographer diverted cook from Milan and Maria Goerner, a Ukranian with 20 years experience working in the New York eatery scene, are presenting the absolute best food on the shore in their vintage stylish space. That incorporates their own hand crafted focaccia, crusty bread and piadina breads for the paninis we ate up while visiting for lunch. We attempted the mortadella (my top pick) with crescenza cheddar and olive tapenade on natively constructed crusty bread, the broiled eggplant, fontina and tomato tapenade on hand crafted focaccia bread just as the piadina flatbread layered with meagerly cut prosciutto, taleggio cheddar and a pepper relish for an ideal equilibrium of flavors. 


For dessert, we had their straightforward, yet delectable natively constructed tart with fig jam and a house-made tiramisu from Cristina's family formula that was so light and heavenly I was unable to get enough. Ambrogia is open for lunch and supper and furthermore does an espresso and biscotti hour toward the beginning of the day beginning at 10:30 with the absolute best coffee, doppio, cappuccino, and macchiato for a significant distance made with a genuine Italian espresso machine. In case you're visiting simply note the menu can change in a very small space contingent upon what's new, accessible or relying upon what Cristina and Maria want to prepare. Simply the manner in which they do in Italy.

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA

THE SHANTY 

33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310 

shantyseafood.com 

(757) 695-3853 

For our second day in Cape Charles, the approaching chance of a tropical storm traveled our direction caused large numbers of the organizations and eateries to screen for the afternoon. So when lunch called and we got word at our inn The Shanty was conquering the tempest and I didn't need to eat extra pretzel pieces and protein bars out of the lower part of my sack we headed directly finished. The Shanty in Cape Charles isn't really a shanty however an advanced café and bar propelled by every one of those dockside shacks you've at any point eaten whatsoever have great water sees and new delectable fish.


THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA

I live for those sorts of spots and no I couldn't care less if the floors are slanted and nothing's been changed in a long time. Yet, in case you're not into opening in-the-divider sort of spots as me, don't stress on the grounds that The Shanty is in reality exceptionally enchanting in a cutting edge coastline – worked to code sort of way. The menu here is worked around maintainable fish, nearby fixings, and comfortable dishes with imaginative turns. We requested their firm conch squanders, velvety New England Clam Chowder suggestive of a messy potato soup with new shellfishes (tasty), and their Yucatan Style Tacos with shrimp. We partook in each chomp. 

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA

Casted a ballot one of the "Main 25 Bars In The U.S." by Men's Journal, The Shanty has a couple various sorts of drink menus with martinis, squashes, margaritas, signature drinks, hot and humidly propelled mixed drinks just as an assortment of specialty lagers and wine. The Shanty is found only south of Cape Charles' fundamental business region on the opposite side of the railroad tracks in the Cape Charles town marina. By foot you can walk around in case you're downtown, I suggest punching it into your GPS if driving which will take you on an alternate course and can be a bit mistaking for a first time frame tourist.

THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE TO CAPE CHARLES, VIRGINIA




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