Small Town Charm, Eco-Adventure, Performing & Visual Arts, History, Festivals, Boutiques, Chef-Owned Restaurants, Recreation, Golf, Guided Tours & Peanuts!
One of the fastest growing cities in Virginia, Suffolk is known for its small town charm, revitalized downtown historic district, hi-tech corridor, and friendly Southern hospitality. Suffolk has been rated one of “America’s Top 100 Best Small Cities” by CNN Money magazine.
Home to Planters Peanuts and the birthplace of the iconic Mr. Peanut®, Suffolk boasts an array of activities and attractions. The 112,000-acre Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is a favorite for eco-tourism, guided tours, nature trails and bird-watching. The up and coming arts and culture scene has developed into the perfect blend of local, regional and national artisans through visual arts, theatre, dance, music and more. With five golf courses, boating, fishing and kayaking, not to mention historic sites, guided historic tours, boutique shopping along side of national retail brands, relaxing spas and unique eateries, Suffolk truly does offer something for everyone. Did we mention, we also offer skydiving?
Conveniently situated as the “Gateway to Coastal Virginia,” Suffolk is within easy driving distance to beaches and historic Virginia treasures. Contact the friendly and accommodating staff at Suffolk Division of Tourism today and let them help with planning all the details for your visit.