Suffolk has a lot to offer

Published 4:23 pm Friday, June 25, 2021

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To the editor:

Suffolk is a small place with one big secret: it’s the largest city in Virginia. As a matter of fact, if you were to drive around Suffolk at an average 60 miles per hour, you’d be in for a long trip. Seven hours, to be precise. Through your window, you’d see lakes, swamps, fields, forests and more than a few locally owned shops. Yet despite this rich landscape, there’s one question that people keep asking: “What is there to do?”

It’s a question with a myriad of answers, and now with the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, there’s never been a better time to explore them. Whether you’re a local or a traveler, Suffolk has something to offer.

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The city is filled to the brim with museums, galleries, shops, eateries and more. For the history buffs, there are monuments dating back centuries. For the adventurous types, there are skydiving and nature trails. If you prefer a quieter setting, there are parks, and the local cafes are absolutely delicious.

Really, Suffolk has tons to offer. It just takes a little bit of searching and gumption to get started. To see Suffolk, you must seek Suffolk. So go ahead; drive around and take in the sights, or search the internet for places to go and events to attend. There’s only one wrong way to explore the peanut city, and that is by not exploring at all.

Brandon Dunlow, Drew Hassell and Doug Parr