Top 10 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Virginia Beach
Visit Cape Henry Lighthouse
Discover over 400 years of history and take in some of Virginia Beach’s most incredible views with a tour of the original Cape Henry Lighthouse. The lighthouse is located near the “First Landing” site where English settlers first set foot in the New World.
Play a Round of Mini Golf
Virginia Beach has several fun and challenging mini golf courses to choose from. Enter the jungle and walk through airplanes and submarines at one of the local mini golf courses.
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.
Visit the Military Aviation Museum
A trip to the Military Aviation Museum is perfect for the whole family. The museum is home to one of the largest private collections of World War I- and World War II-era military aircrafts in the world.
Play at Grommet Island Park
Grommet Island Park is a 15,000-square-foot beach park designed for “everyBODY.” Equipped with wheelchair accessible entrances, a sensory board and more, this park is perfect for all children.
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.
Go Under the Sea at the Virginia Aquarium
Visitors of all ages will love meeting some of Virginia Beach’s native and aquatic wildlife at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The aquarium features thousands of species and hundreds of hands-on exhibits that are both fun and educational.
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 cypress trees as well as a varied assortment of area wildlife.
Get Inspired at Virginia MOCA
Located just a few blocks away from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront 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.
Fly High at iFly Virginia Beach
iFly Virginia Beach uses a high-powered wind tunnel to simulate the feeling of skydiving. Do flips and tricks in the air, or simply enjoy the free fall without having to jump out of an airplane.