Strap in for speed and follow the fast-tracked wisdom of NASCAR-licensed drivers at Stock Car Driving Experience. Ultimate Ride Package guests will take a seat beside a veteran stockcar speed demon and encircle the full track at Old Dominion Speedway for five heart-pounding laps, in addition to laps for warm up, cool down, and victory. Stock cars are capable of reaching speeds in excess of 200 mph, and because you'll be on a speedway track, your dashboard speedometer is sure to get plenty of exercise. If you opt for the Extreme Driving Experience, you'll fly through the same shotgun ride of the Ultimate Ride, and, to fulfill your insatiable throttling thirst, you'll take the driver's seat for a full 15 laps of automotive bliss. All instruction is done onsite, so guests don't have to worry about buying their own stock car or mail-order driver in advance.
The food is always hot at Chuck's Famous Chicken & Seafood, where chefs fry up chicken, shrimp, and fillets of whiting and catfish. Southern-style sides complement each piece of crispy, golden meat, including collard greens, hush puppies, corn on the cob, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, sweet potato fries, and fried okra. The menu also includes sandwiches, livers and gizzards, and garden salad.
Hampton Roads IcePlex caters to skaters of all experience levels, from tot lessons for 4- and 5-year-olds to its hockey league exclusively for polar bears. Youth and adult hockey leagues pit hockey enthusiasts against other local teams for exhilarating season play. The rink welcomes figure skaters of all backgrounds to lay claim to the ice as well, performing the simplest of two-foot spins to the most complex slam-dunks.
The chefs at Palm Tree Caribbean Restaurant bring the flavors of the islands to locals with traditional meat dishes and freshly caught East Coast seafood. Rich, spicy curries and jerk seasonings alight upon tender cuts of goat, chicken, and shrimp with accompaniments of yams, plantains, or rice and peas. The chefs cook up soul-food specials Thursday through Saturday, offering a Southern counterpoint to the oxtail and fish dishes that populate the menu throughout the week. Each item on the menu can be wrapped up in easily transportable carry-out snack boxes or chosen to cater events, allowing guests to enjoy the island fare anywhere.
At Love In A Cup, frozen yogurt isn't just a dessert—it's a way of showing your body that you care. The shop's natural yogurt boosts bodies’ live, active cultures, which have been shown to bolster the immune system and protect the intestinal tract from the harmful bacteria that steals its lunch money. Eight frozen flavors swirl from self-serve machines, presenting taste buds with a continuum of sweet and tart tastes to explore. The toppings bar rolls out a smorgasbord of fresh fruit and candy to add crisp and crunchy textures to the mix, preventing diners from needing to head to the wilderness to forage for berries and discarded cookie crumbs.