48 Hour Girls Getaway

When you and your besties’ need time away to recharge and solve ALL of the world’s problems, Virginia’s River Realm has you covered. Whether you need to “wine down” or an outdoors filled recharge, we‘re ready for a full filled, girls only getaway.

What is Virginia’s River Realm?

Full of delightful surprises, hidden gems, and friendly, small-town spirit. The 465 miles of shoreline, eight great small towns, and hundreds of unique attractions invite visitors to enjoy the wonder of a perfect oyster, the promise of a back road or secret cove and the pleasure of sharing a table with friends. A place where you can catch your breath, calm your mind and live your dreams.

48 Hour Girls Getaway

Experiences

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Wine Down Friday

Nothing says “River Realm time” like a Wine Down Friday at Good Luck Cellars where the weekend starts on the porches overlooking the vineyards or in front of the fireplace. Sample wines and nosh on rotating food trucks such as unique taco choices (local oysters, Cuban pork & jerk chicken) from Byrd’s Seafood food truck and get mellow with tunes from local musician Bob Wilson.

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Sail with Your Crew

Try your hand at women’s only sailing lessons at Premier Sailing. This is sure to be a memorable bonding experience for you and your girls!

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Wine & Brine

Visit the famous giant corkscrews at Dog & Oyster Vineyard, where the tasting room “Sip” meets the oyster stand “Slurp”. Pair the vineyards wines with oysters served five different ways. Make sure you meet the rescue dogs who guard the grapes too!

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Calm Your Mind Spa Time

Want a zero pressure weekend? Start by making the Tides Inn Spa you’re first stop. From Himalayan Hot Stone massages to the Tide and Thyme body polish, you’ll feel like a new person once you hand yourself over to the talented staff.

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SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP

The River Realm is home to many unique boutiques whether for you, your BFF’s or for your homestead. No chain stores here, just friendly merchants who will help you find that special something. Head out to Kilmarnock, Irvington, White Stone, Lively, Saluda, Urbanna or Deltaville- and go fashion hunting.

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OUTDOOR FITNESS FUN

Get a great core workout without the bore. Kayaking or paddle board on quiet coves for your zen side or ride the ripple of the tide for the adventurer in you. Hike the nature trails at Belle Isle State Park and soar like the eagle you are.

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Calm Your Mind Spa Time

Want a zero pressure weekend? Start by making the Tides Inn Spa you’re first stop. From Himalayan Hot Stone massages to the Tide and Thyme body polish, you’ll feel like a new person once you hand yourself over to the talented staff.

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP

The River Realm is home to many unique boutiques whether for you, your BFF’s or for your homestead. No chain stores here, just friendly merchants who will help you find that special something. Head out to Kilmarnock, Irvington, White Stone, Lively, Saluda, Urbanna or Deltaville- and go fashion hunting.

OUTDOOR FITNESS FUN

Get a great core workout without the bore. Kayaking or paddle board on quiet coves for your zen side or ride the ripple of the tide for the adventurer in you. Hike the nature trails at Belle Isle State Park and soar like the eagle you are.

Dining
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Merroir Tasting Room

Kick back riverside, indoors or out, at this local favorite. Grab a beer during the summer at their boat converted to their outdoor bar. These guys raise oysters for a living-this place is shucktastic.

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Tides Inn

Amazing views are waiting for you on the shores of Carter’s Creek. From gourmet to casual, Tides brings the four star experience. Sunset drinks on the patio are a must.

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Dredge

Grab dinner or a late night cocktail with a Caribbean flair. This intimate restaurant is just the place to share your secrets with the girls.

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The Table at Wilton

Chef Helen brings her ‘A’ game with her unique style and flavors. Grab breakfast, lunch or dinner there or take it with you with their new to-go location!

Where to Stay
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Chesapeake Inn

13 boutique suites in the heart of adorable, walkable Urbanna. Shopping, dining is just footsteps away.

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Hope and Glory Inn

It’s a former school house but no strict teachers here. Only shabby chic, glorious garden rooms and an outdoor claw foot tub for the most decadent experience. (Yes, it’s enclosed.) Recognized as one of “The South’s Best Inns” by Southern Living Magazine.

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Tides Inn

Beautifully located on its own peninsula, these 4 Star accommodations are sure to please. Paddleboard yoga, bee keeping tours or sunset cruises are but some of the unique experiences for your girls.

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Camping

Drink some wine and listen to the sultry sound of the river while camping out at Bethpage Camp Resort, Belle Isle & more!

Upcoming Events
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October 17th

Historic Christ Church
Craft Beer Festival

Chill out to live music while you try some of the 12 craft beers at this festival. All this at one of Virginia’s premier 18th century church grounds.

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August 8th

Irvington Crab Festival

Finish a Shop-A –holic weekend with an old fashioned crab pickin’. The Steamboat Era Museum turns out a feast.

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October 10th

Urbanna Wine
& Oyster Stroll

Sip, slurp and enjoy the walk through Urbanna on a fall evening. Tastings, live music and a little vino make for a great night.

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November 21st

Taste by the Bay

Try food samplings from around the River Realm accompanied by wines from the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail. Great shopping for unique items. Perfect way to recharge with your BFFs before the holidays.

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