TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN

Irvington, VA

Nestled on the shore where Carter’s Creek flows into the Rappahannock River, barely 12 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay, Irvington is a small town that feels like a Norman Rockwell painting. Visitors can enjoy world–class lodging, fine dining, boutique shopping, a winery, and a farmers market in the summer.

Visit Irvington, Virginia in Virginia's River Realm

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN

Irvington

Nestled on the shore where Carter’s Creek flows into the Rappahannock River, barely 12 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay, Irvington is a small town that feels like a Norman Rockwell painting. Visitors can enjoy world–class lodging, fine dining, boutique shopping, a winery, and a farmers market in the summer.

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Nationally Recognized Inns

Irvington is home to two nationally recognized inns; The Tides Inn (Built in 1947 and the area’s only 4-star property) and Hope & Glory Inn (“The South’s Best Inn” – Southern Living Magazine). If living like a local is more of your thing, check out one of the many short-term rentals here.

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Wine & Giant Corkscrews

Dog & Oyster Vineyard creates wines that are specifically crafted to be paired with oysters. All of their wines have earned many medals from American #1 Competition in San Francisco to the Virginia’s Governor’s Cup. Or grab a drink at Vine and enjoy a charcuterie board by the firepits.

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Farm-to-table, Bay-to-table

If you’re not dining at your accommodation, Irvington has a great selection. For breakfast or brunch try The Local or The Office. For Dinner check out Dredge for “fresh out of water” oysters and seafood.

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Unique Finds

Specialty, boutique shopping experiences await in Irvington. You can find everything from one-of-a-kind art items to premium quality fabric for quilting to custom made paddle boards. All shops are within walking distance.

Credit: Michael A. Geissinger

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Reconnect with the Past

Learn how ships changed the way of life on the Chesapeake Bay at the Steamboat Era Museum. Or visit Historic Christ Church & Museum. This 1735 original structure is one of America’s best examples of 18th Century church architecture.

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.
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