Home to the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach is one of America’s most popular vacation destinations. Every year, the city attracts 2.75 million visitors who come for the pleasant weather, resort atmosphere and countless beach attractions, from surfing shows to sandcastle contests. Also notable is that Virginia Beach is located on some of the most historic ground in our country, the site of the first landing of English colonists in America in 1607. The rich history and culture of Virginia Beach is on display at a variety of world-class attractions and events around the city.
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Right outside our hotel
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is a must on any vacationer’s itinerary. Luckily for anyone staying at our hotel, it’s located right in our backyard! Lined with shops, street performers, restaurants, museums and scenic views of the ocean, this vibrant walkway is among the finest of its kind in America.
717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach
As exciting as it is educational, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Centre contains more than 800,000 US Gallons of fresh and saltwater displays showcasing a vibrant variety of marine life from Komodo Dragons to cuttlefish. It’s a great place to cool down after a day at the beach.
2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach
With its diverse and sizeable collection of thought-provoking work both local and international, the Virginia MOCA is the city’s premier art gallery. They feature a changing lineup of exhibitions along with studio art classes, educational programs and outdoor art shows.
Inlet Station Marina, 308 Mediterranean Ave., Virginia Beach
Hit the high seas for a swashbuckling adventure on a Spanish Galleon ship. This theatrical and interactive cruise is perfect for kids. Captain Jack also offers cruises for grown up, where you can join your mateys on the deck for some pirate’s choice rum.
200 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach
As Virginia’s premier sports fishing charter, Seaduction are the ones to talk to if you’re visiting Virginia Beach with an urge to catch some big fish! They offer offshore fishing and inshore fishing with experienced guides at a variety of locations.
3104 Arctic Ave, Virginia Beach
Take to the water on a stand-up paddle board. This fun and easy water activity is the perfect way to leisurely explore the calm waters of Chesapeake Bay’s tributaries. See dolphins, herons, bald eagles and more while getting exercise and staying cool on the water.
849 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach
When it opened in 1974, Ocean Breeze was the only water park in Virginia Beach. Since then, it has grown to include more than 30 rides, slides and attractions earning the distinction as one of the areas biggest and best destinations for aquatic family fun. You can float in the million-gallon wave pool, send your kids sail on a pint-sized pirate ship and much more.
1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach
As America’s first convention center to earn the coveted LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council, the state-of-the-art Virginia Beach Convention Centre is as eco-friendly as it is technologically advanced. It features 150,000 sq. ft. of column-free exhibition space, 29,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a 31,000 sq. ft. ballroom and 2,209 free parking spaces.
700 South Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach
With 250 go-karts in 16 different styles, Motor World is “your place to race” in Virginia Beach. The year-round amusement park also features paintball, mini golf, a “kiddie city” and rides like Skycoaster, Gravity Storm and Bumper Boats.