High-Flying Fun in Virginia Beach
Summer vacations are a time for adventure—for trying out new thrills and reaching new heights—sometimes literally! If getting airborne is your idea of a good time, we’ve got you covered at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and beyond where high-flying fun for the whole family awaits, from indoor skydiving to parasailing, ziplining to rock climbing. It’s all about safety, of course, but once you’ve got that down it’s time to unleash your inner daredevil and see the world from a different perspective. Just make sure someone in your family captures the pictures to prove it.
Think skydiving is only for the bravest and fittest among us? Think again. At iFly’s indoor skydiving facility on Pacific Avenue anyone can fly—ages 3 to 103—and the “call of the wind” in their indoor skydiving tunnel cannot be denied. No special skills are required and the whole family can experience the incredible excitement of skydiving while floating on a column of air in a safe and encouraging environment. First-time fliers will get some basic instructions and pre-flight practice to make sure they are ready to get the most of their thrilling flight experience.
Over at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, you can literally take to the trees at Virginia Beach’s own aerial adventure park. Located at Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center’s Marsh Pavilion, and just minutes from the Boardwalk, this zipline and ropes course offers climbing and tree-to-tree ziplining through a beautiful canopy of trees along trails joined by more than 250 treetop platforms. A training session and helpful staff will get you pumped and prepped to discover your own unique path and challenge yourself to an amazing adventure.
Parasailing has long been a favorite with Virginia Beach visitors who have once-in-a-lifetime memories of seeing the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Atlantic Coast shoreline from 1,000 feet in the air. Check out Adventure Parasail and Pirate Parasail, both located in Rudee Inlet. Just a 10-minute drive from the Oceanfront, in Virginia Beach’s Town Center area, is another new attraction for thrill seekers—Latitude Climbing and Fitness, an indoor rock-climbing gym open to climbers of all skill levels. Day passes are available for adults and youth who want to try their hands (and feet) and rocking their way to the top.