Top 10 Family Adventures in Virginia Beach
Have an Outdoor Adventure at First Landing State Park
With over 2,800 acres and a wide range of outdoor activities, First Landing State Park is a great place to have an adventure in Virginia Beach. Explore lagoons and scenic trails with Bald Cypress trees as well as a varied assortment of area wildlife. First Landing State Park is the northernmost habitat to find Spanish Moss draped from the trees.
Reach New Heights at The Adventure Park
Zipline through the forest canopy or go on a treetop journey on the ropes course. The Adventure Park offers experiences for adults and children of all ages and sizes.
Bike the Boards and Trails
Virginia Beach has over 200 miles of bike trails that are perfect for all ages and abilities. Bike by the water, near landmarks on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and through a number of natural surroundings at our local and state parks.
Catch a Wave
Virginia Beach is the birthplace of East Coast surfing so get out there and catch a wave. Whether it’s your first time, and you’re learning with an instructor, or you’re a seasoned surfer, there’s nothing like the experience of riding the swell.
Paddle around Virginia Beach
With over 121 navigable miles of waterways and 35 miles of ocean and bay beaches, Virginia Beach is teeming with kayak and paddleboard destinations. Imagine being surrounded by nothing but tranquil waters, pristine landscapes and even some aquatic wildlife.
Reel in a Great Catch
What better way to indulge in fresh, local seafood than to catch it yourself! From saltwater to freshwater, Virginia Beach has fishermen-friendly piers and charter boats to cast your line and reel in a catch that will have a story to remember.
Sightsee on a Boat Tour
Cruise along the coast in search of playful dolphins, lighthouses and gorgeous sunsets! Your relaxing ocean excursion is narrated by an experienced crew, who will share their knowledge and answer your questions.
Fly High on a Parasail Adventure
The most exhilarating views of Virginia Beach can be found 800 feet above the sand and surf. Parasailing adventures are both exciting and safe, and there are many places in Virginia Beach to take advantage of this extreme activity.
Get Inspired at Virginia MOCA
Located just a few blocks away from the resort area is the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). With unique, ever-changing exhibits and educational programs, MOCA offers plenty of opportunities to discover all types of art.
Get Creative at the Mermaid Factory
The Mermaid Factory is a creative studio that not only is the “official” supplier of the Norfolk mermaids, but also offers walk-in painting sessions so you can make your own mermaid creation. The studio near the resort area specializes in mermaid, nautical and unique gift items.