What are the top things to do in Virginia Beach?
Virginia Beach is known for its long boardwalk, which is also a 28-mile long marvel that extends along 3 miles of its beautiful beach from Second to 40th Street.
Just north of Ocean View is the Virginia Beach Pier, where you can take a refreshing dip in the water or hop on a rented pedal boat for some paddling at the edge of the Atlantic.
The Virginia Beach Pier also offers a number of cultural events, including movies, and performances by local artists, as well as fine dining and shopping options. Along the way you will be treated to breathtaking views of the city of Norfolk and the Elizabeth River.
Attractions, Dining, & More
Virginia Beach also offers its share of family attractions, such as the Ocean Breeze Water Park and Aquarium, the Virginia Zoo, and the Virginia Zoo Youth Center.
For those who want a taste of world class entertainment, head to the Norfolk Scope Opera and Gardens, where classical music and theater are performed before large groups of people. Virginia Beach’s beautiful sandy beaches and oceanfront living afford plenty of unique experiences and great places to see and do.
Among the many attractions located along the Virginia Beach boardwalk is the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Here you will see exotic plants and flowers that grow in unique habitats and climate, including mangrove trees and oysters. Norfolk Botanical Garden is open year round and has special events to celebrate, such as Plant Sale on Wednesdays. Other Norfolk attractions include the Chrysler Museum of Art and Virginia Beach Music Factory.
Virginia Beach’s Ocean front is also home to a very active and vibrant vibe creative district. Located right on the boardwalk is the Virginia Beach Amusement Park. Here you’ll find boat rides, games, inflatable rentals, rides for kids, picnic areas, and a theater. The Virginia Beach Amusement Park is known for its live music performances every Thursday.
Filled with shops, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, the Virginia Beach Shops offers a great place to take your family. The shops offer a variety of local and national merchandise. Local seafood restaurants are located along the boardwalk as well. Many of these shops are family-friendly and have delicious food options for you and your family to enjoy.
If you are looking for a place to get away from the” grind” of the work day, look no further than the Virginia Beach coffee shop Leela’s Coffee Shop. Leela’s features an amazing laid back atmosphere and wide selection of gourmet teas and coffees. There is also a marine science center with aquarium, boat docks, and marine life exhibits. Leela is a perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon if you need to get away from the hustle of the work week. While at Leela’s you can also experience the locally made clam chowder and burgers for a tasty treat.
Step outside of the Virginia Beach beaches and into Oceanfront Living. This unique boardwalk is located in front of the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Here you will find a collection of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Oceanfront Living has waterfront dining that features award-winning cuisine. In addition to the many dining establishments found on the boardwalk, there is also a craft market located on the Boardwalk between Breeze Side Drive and the boardwalk.
If you are looking for a unique vacation rental in Virginia Beach, look no further than the Ocean Shore Condo Rental. This vacation rental is available in two sizes, one bedroom and one full. The private beach access makes this condo a unique and special place to visit while on vacation in Virginia Beach. The sunroom offers an unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean. Due to its location on the shore of Virginia Beach, this is the perfect place to kick back and relax with a glass of wine and some good friends.
Virginia Beach is loaded with all of those things plus a lot more! There is literally something for everyone here. If you love the water, you can go scuba diving, or snorkeling. If you want to explore some historical sites, or go on an afternoon cruise, you can do that also. What I really like about going to the beach here is that it is so accessible – especially to the visitors who are looking for a little bit of culture and relaxation.