Whether a quick getaway or an extended vacation, Virginia Beach offers endless options for your itinerary. Along with a large variety of family-friendly accommodations and dining options, the city has an abundance of entertaining attractions. From amazing beaches and parks to museums and concerts, come experience fun activities with your loved ones.
The Virginia Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk is the pulse of the resort area, where you will find folks strolling, running, bicycling, dining and more. There is so much to see and do at the boardwalk. Come breathe in the ocean air and scenic views; get exercise and peruse beach shops; listen to live music and make new friends.
Beyond the beach, Virginia Beach has a variety of incredible parks. Families love spending time at Mount Trashmore, located just off of I-264, which is the ultimate kid-friendly park with two “mountains,” two playgrounds, walking paths, a skate park and more. First Landing State Park, False Cape State Park and Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge are gorgeous nature parks with great hiking and biking trails, kayaking and canoeing, birdwatching and much more.
Throughout Virginia Beach, there attractions that will keep visitors of all ages engaged and interested. Families can experience a waterpark, play mini golf, compete at a driving range, ride go-karts and fly at indoor skydiving. Also not to be missed are fun experiences at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium.
Art enthusiasts will want to explore the ViBe Creative District, which is several blocks from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The creative energy can be felt and seen throughout the district, where there are incredible mural paintings, art exhibits, art classes and more. Also be sure to plan a visit to the nearby Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
Located in the heart of the city is Town Center, Virginia Beach’s cultural center, where the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts lives and presents high-quality concerts and shows throughout the year. Catching a performance and a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants in this section of town makes for a wonderful night.
Furthermore, shoppers will be pleased with the variety of shopping opportunities that the city offers, from local businesses to national retailers. Head to Town Center for a varying selection of stores; The Shops of Hilltop for unique boutiques and shops; the ViBe Creative District for one-of-a-kind jewelry and handmade items; or one of the many farmers markets in the area for local produce and homemade items.