Come WanderLOVE with “Best of VA” 2020 Award Winners

You’re familiar with “wanderlust,” that huge desire to travel? Well, here on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, we call it “wanderLOVE”.  And while traveling doesn’t look the same as it has in previous years, there’s still plenty to love, maybe more so!

Why? Well, every year, the Virginia Living magazine–Virginia’s go-to source for the best of all things Virginia—has a contest. The goal is to supply its readers a Best of Virginia guide to all dining, shopping, and events across Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southwest, and the Shenandoah Valley.

A tall order but one that readers of Virginia Living Magazine have come to rely on as a reliable source for the “best of” when traveling Virginia. This year, the ninth year, more than 55,000 people across the five regions voted for businesses in 100+ categories. 

We’re proud to say that Cape Charles Virginia’s Cape scored big! From places to stay, entertainment, hiking, and biking to playgrounds for kids, there were plenty of kudos to go around. 

Let your heart and soul experience a little wanderLOVE and share it here at Cape Charles, and with us. We’re glad to say that Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles was among the winners. 

It’s humbling and inspiring to win such a prestigious award! When you make your stay with us, you’ll know you’re getting 5-star treatment in an outstanding community.

Here’s the full list of Best of Living winners:

 Food and Beverage:

 Best of Virginia “Seafood Restaurant” and Best of Virginia “Outdoor Dining”: The Shanty

 Best of Virginia “Restaurant”: Hook at Harvey







Best of Virginia “Ice Cream Shop”: Brown Dog Ice Cream

Scoop of Brown Dog Ice Cream with chocolate pretzel

Brown Dog Ice Cream


Best of Virginia “Bakery”: Coastal Baking Company

Best of Virginia “Coffee Shop” Cape Charles Coffeehouse

Best of Virginia “Chocolatier”: Cape Charles Candy Company

Best of Virginia “Bar with the Best Atmosphere”: Kelly’s Gingernut Pub

Best of Virginia “Cocktails” and “Distillery”: Cape Charles Distillery



bottles of whiskey

Cape Charles Brewing Company


Best of Virginia “Brewery”: Cape Charles Brewing Company

Best of Virginia “Cidery”: Buskey’s Cider by the Bay

Best of Virginia Winery: Chatham Vineyards

Entertainment and Events:



Best of Virginia “Art Gallery”: At Altitude Gallery

Best of Virginia “Tourist Attraction” Cape Charles Beach

Best of Virginia “Historic Theater”:  Historic Palace Theater


Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles


Best of Virginia “Bed and Breakfast” Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles

Best of Virginia “Hotel” Hotel Cape Charles


Best of Virginia “Playground” Cape Charles Central Park “Cape Kids”




Best of Virginia “Landscape Design” Jeff Klingel Landscape

Real Estate:

Best of Virginia “Real Estate Firm” Blue Heron Realty, Company

Wedding Venue:

Best of Virginia “Wedding and Special Event Venue” The Oyster Farm


Best of Virginia “Bookstore” Peach Street Books

Consignment Shop:

Best of Virginia “Consignment Shop” Periwinkles Consignment Boutiquegh

Downtown Shopping:

Best of Virginia “Downtown Shopping” Cape Charles Historic District

Fine Jewelry:

Best of Virginia “Fine Jewelry” Moonrise Jewelry


Best of Virginia “Marina” Cape Charles Town Harbor

Hiking or Biking Trail:

Best of Virginia “Hiking and Biking Trail” Kiptopeke State Park

Golf Course:

Best of Virginia “Golf Course” Bay Creek Resort and Club

With so many outstanding businesses and so much to see and do, Show off your wanderLOVE by enjoying all that Cape Charles has to offer. 

Fall is a wonderful and beautiful time of the year to explore the best of the best. Come see Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of Virginia’s 27 winners.

Book your wanderLOVE getaway here.




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