It’s great to spend weekends on campus: going to athletic events, watching movies with friends or hanging out at fun activities sponsored by CAB, our campus activity board. But, it can be just as relaxing to leave campus for a few days to explore the surrounding Hampton Roads area.
This past weekend, some friends and I went camping in Chesapeake. Only about 45 minutes away (if you miss the tunnel traffic), we found a wooded, secluded paradise full of canoeing, stargazing, and not thinking one bit about homework or deadlines. If you’re not so much of a camping person, perhaps one of the numerous beaches located within an hour’s drive would be worth your time. Or, you could trek out to historic Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown or the weekly Farmer’s Market on Main Street in Smithfield.
Throughout our school year, numerous festivals happen all across the 757 – from the Greek Festival of Newport News to the Poquoson Seafood Festival. There is a little something for everyone! Whether you’re picnicking on the Great Lawn or headed back from a great mini-vacation, take time to appreciate what Hampton Roads has to offer!