Waterlife 2019


The inaugural issue of Virginia Living’s Waterlife is your summer getaway guide, dedicated to helping you discover interesting places to stay and play right here at home in Virginia. Boat up to waterfront restaurants, nosh on unique beach treats and escape to luxury resorts or enjoy family-friendly vacation spots. From great golf and spa pampering to the best water parks and even a bit of history, we’ll help you design a soothing getaway with or without the kids. We’ll also help you gear up with our picks for beach reads and summer fashion, paddle our rivers and fish in our streams. From bags to books and sunscreen to sunglasses—we share the must-have gear for a comfortable, stylish season. And we’ll help you discover our five favorite waterfront destinations, like Alexandria, with two dozen new restaurants, a cool outdoor art installation a waterfront everyone’s watching this summer. Pick up an issue of Waterlife today!

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