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12 Classic American Summer Towns That Are Also Perfect Winter Escapes

Virginia Beach, Virginia, can serve as a fabulous holiday escape with its mild coastal climate paired with its traditional, beloved seaside activities operating year-round. Spend time in the ViBe Creative District—a vibrant artists’ enclave boasting a plethora of murals, quaint coffee shops, wine-tasting rooms, galleries to explore, and local artists’ boutiques for holiday shopping. Visit Waterman’s Surfside Grille on the beach boardwalk for a legendary Virginia Beach Orange Crush Cocktail—a local and a visitor favorite, year-round. Those who prefer a soul-warming craft beer will revel at the bustling brewery scene—including the dog-friendly Commonwealth Brewing Co., set inside a former Fire and Rescue Station. Visit or spend the night at the Cavalier Hotel & Beach Club, where the spirit of the holidays truly comes to life via an array of festive décor.