Virginia’s Eastern Shore is about 150 miles from Washington. Take Route 50 east to Route 13 south.
Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant
7 North St., Onancock
Boutique hotel with eight rooms featuring artwork and furniture made by the owners. Gourmet restaurant downstairs. Rooms from $130, including breakfast.
Fig Street Inn
711 Tazewell Ave., Cape Charles
Four guest rooms in a renovated 19th-century house with lots of treats (candy in front parlor, cold drinks in upstairs fridge). Rooms from $140, including breakfast.
The Great Machipongo Clam Shack
6468 Lankford Hwy., Nassawadox
Seafood from all depths of the ocean — clams, oysters, shrimp, flounder, crab — prepared as cakes, soup, sandwiches, salads, etc. Entrees from $14.
Island House Restaurant
17 Atlantic Ave., Wachapreague
Local seafood restaurant (plus burgers, chicken, wraps and more) overlooks Wachapreague Harbor and the barrier islands. Dinner entrees from $11.49.
2 King St., Onancock
Explore the Eastern Shore on a kayak eco-tour. The Paddle Your Glass Off tour visits Chatham Vineyards. $89 includes tasting and bottle of wine. Operator has several locations, including in Cape Charles.
Barrier Islands Center
7295 Young St., Machipongo
Learn about the Eastern Shore’s history and island life, plus tour the almshouse farm. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
Savage Neck Dunes
Natural Area Preserve
Savage Neck Drive, Eastville
The 298-acre preserve features hiking trails through dunes, maritime forest and other eco-zones.
Barrier Islands tours
The Wachapreague Inn (1 Main St., Wachapreague; 757-787-2108; www.wachapreagueinn.com ) offers a water taxi to a sandbar ($200 for up to six people), plus other boat tours around the islands. Marcus Killmon (757-999-1745) of Wachapreague also offers sunset and fishing trips. Price is based on trip length and itinerary.