2018

As I sit here and reflect on the incredible journeys 2017 has brought me, I can’t help but start thinking about what 2018 will bring!!

I’ve had an obsession with traveling, exploring, and discovering since I was a little kid, and the obsession has only GROWN!

A few months ago I created this web site with the hope to find really great places and share them for other people to enjoy, and I never expected it to evolve in the way that it has and become what it was CREATED to be: the site and RESOURCE people use to find the places they HAVE to go to while in a city! It really is a dream come true, and the expansion projected for next year is challenging but it’s going to be well worth it!

Here is SOME of what 2018 has in store, and what you guys can be looking forward to:

-New York City, New York

-Boston, Massachusetts

-South Carolina (Inman area)

-North Carolina (Kill Devil Hills area)

-Richmond, Virginia

-And possibly Memphis, Tennessee; Las Vegas, Nevada; parts of California

I hope to hear from you all about where you want to see featured in some of these places, or other cities you want me to explore! As always, feel free to email me at chelsea@youhavetogoto.com or comment on this post! Thank you all for your love and support this year!

 

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Here’s to 2018! See you guys next YEAR, thank you!

 

 

The Grey Goose

The Grey Goose in downtown Hampton, Virginia is a great spot for lunch, dinner, and brunch (only on Sundays!). This restaurant is owned by Hampton Roads natives, and boy do they do it well.

Not only do the have really great dine-in food options (see brunch pictures below; those plates were clean in minutes!), they have great entertainment and family events. December 9th and 16th you can have breakfast with Santa! If you have kids, this would be a great outing and something to have them look forward to! They are also having “dinnertainment” called “A Christmas Story” on December 9, 10, 16 and 17. Times vary for both Christmas outing options so be sure to call and confirm and make a reservation!

Most restaurants offer catering options, and The Grey Goose is no different. Thanksgiving is no different, and they offer the whole spread! (I️ included a picture of the options so everyone can take advantage!)

Holidays aren’t the only special events they cater for though, they offer baking for celebrations. They offer an incredible selection of wedding cakes and TONS of options between the type of cake, frosting, and filling! Definitely worth giving a look when the time comes for you.

Not only is this spot as charming on the inside as it is on the out, nothing compares to a restaurant owned and operated by locals (if you haven’t caught that theme from my other posts.) This Hampton, Virginia restaurant is a must see. You HAVE to go to The Grey Goose!

https://www.greygooserestaurant.com/ | 118 Old Hampton Ln Hampton, Va

Thank you guys, see you again next week!

Wood’s Orchard

If you haven’t already, you HAVE to go to Woods Orchard in Hampton, Virginia! This family owned and operated farm offers some really great things.

1. PUMPKIN PICKING! Not only do you have the option to buy a pre-picked pumpkin, you also can grab a wagon and some pruning shears and explore their pumpkin fields and cut your own pumpkin off of its vine! They have every size available, white and orange colors, and multicolored ones! It’s a really awesome experience and a great outing for families, friends, or partners! Caution: prepare to get your hands a little dirty!

2. HAY RIDES! They offer hay rides on the weekends (and though I personally haven’t done it) it seems like it would be a nice ride!

3. FRESH PRODUCE! They offer a wide variety of food: apples, mangos, lemons, cabbage, zucchini, squash, peppers, and so much more!

4. STRAWBERRY PICKING! They have pre-picked, and strawberry picking available during the spring!

5. AND SO MUCH MORE! (Meat, fruit butters, dog food, etc.)

The pictures below show you the different sizes of pumpkins they have: tiny to ENORMOUS! And for all 5 of the pumpkins I purchased, I only paid $20 where more grocery stores charge nearly that per pumpkin! Pumpkin picking is a great fall experience, and something that’s an annual event for me. And if I were you, I would make it a tradition too. You HAVE to go to Woods Orchard!

http://www.woods-orchards.com | 183 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669

 

Thank you guys, see you again next week!